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A big THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Tesco collection.  We had the best year ever and collected 2603kgs of food, which is fantastic.  It will help to feed at least 250 people for three to four days. Due to the wonderful generosity of people at the Tesco Collection and other donations we now have more than […]

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Christmas and New Year openings

Venue Dec 24th Dec 25th Dec 26th Dec 28th Dec 31st Jan 1st Jan 2nd Jan 4th Salvation Army Hall Midsomer Norton   open   closed   closed   closed   open   closed   closed   closed Swallow Café Radstock     closed   closed   closed   closed   closed   closed   […]

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Unilever, Tesco & The Trussell Trust – Help Fight UK Hunger

Look out for specially designed packs of iconic Unilever brands which will soon be going on sale exclusively in 500 Tesco stores, in phases between now and Christmas – in addition to Hellmann’s, Knorr and Colman’s products which were featured last year, excitingly Unilever have added Marmite and PG Tips to the promotion! In support […]

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Tesco Collection

The next Tesco collection will be on Thursday 29th Nov to Saturday 1st Dec at the Midsomer Norton store from 9 – 4.30 pm each day.  We hope you can support us with our Christmas collection.  We’d love to see you.  The items we most need will be on the leaflets given out near the door.

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Items needed for October and Christmas

OCTOBER & CHRISTMAS NEEDS We have none or are almost out of these items : Biscuits Custard Fish (tuna) Fruit (tinned) Fruit juice Instant mash Milk (UHT) Milk Powder Potatoes (tinned) Tomatoes (tinned) Christmas items : Christmas biscuits Christmas chocolate & sweets Christmas puddings Christmas savoury snacks Mince pies (from mid November) Non-food items we […]

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What happened in September?

Somer Valley Foodbank – Data September 2018 Vouchers Report Vouchers Number of vouchers fulfilled 70 (August 89 ) Adults fed 107 (August 144) Children fed 107 (August 171) Total fed 214 (August 315) (Since 01 January 2018 the Foodbank has fulfilled 509 vouchers and fed 817 Adults and 771 Children – Total of 1588 Fed) […]

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Peasedown festival thanks Somer Valley Foodbank with £400 donation!

A social welfare project that provides emergency support to people in food crisis has been awarded a £400 donation. The Somer Valley Foodbank, which has fed over 6,000 people since it was launched in 2013, was presented with a £400 cheque last week by the organisers of Peasedown St John’s Party in the Park Festival. […]

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Somer Valley Foodbank – Data August 2018

Vouchers Report Vouchers Number of vouchers fulfilled 89 (July 68 ) Adults fed 144 (July 109) Children fed 171 (July 107) Total fed 315 (July 216)   (Since 01 January 2018 the Foodbank has fulfilled 439 vouchers and fed 710 Adults and 664 Children – Total of 1374 Fed)   Vouchers by Ward Top 4 […]

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Rise in food for children in the holidays

‘Help is here but we need your support’ say Somer Valley Foodbank, as new stats reveal the rise in food for children is behind increased foodbank need during holidays   Somer Valley Foodbank has asked local people to check what donations are most needed in the area this summer, following the figures revealed today by […]

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UK foodbank use continues to rise

UK foodbank use continues to rise as new report highlights growing impact of Universal Credit rollout on foodbanks. Over 1,182,000 three day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in past year – 436,000 to children New report on Universal Credit reveals adverse side effects on people claiming and foodbanks providing help The Trussell […]

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