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Holiday Opening Times

Listed below are the opening times of the foodbank over the Christmas and New Year period. Dec 23rd   Midsomer Norton  Salvation Army Hall  12 – 2 pm Dec 27th   Peasedown Methodist Church   12 -2 pm Dec 30th  Midsomer Norton  Salvation Army Hall  12 – 2 pm Jan 3rd     Peasedown Methodist Church   12 -2 pm From […]

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Braced for Christmas

This Christmas, food banks in our network are braced for their busiest December yet. Dear Friend, In the last few weeks, you’ve probably noticed more messages from us than usual – it’s an unprecedented time for food banks, with constantly rising need. Christmas is only a few weeks away, and no doubt lots of people […]

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Christmas wish

I believe that no one should be pulled into poverty, especially children, yet last year food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network provided over half a million food parcels to children at Christmas. Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year at food banks like ours, but it should be a time of […]

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Election position

Voting: A General Election has been called for 12th Dec. Are you registered to vote? Your voice matters–make sure it gets heard, and register to vote in the upcoming general election https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote The deadline for registering to vote is 26th Nov. Your vote matters–make sure you’re registered so your voice is heard. Mid-year stats: We […]

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Deputies required

The Somer Valley Foodbank is in the process of succession planning and is looking for people to take on deputy roles with the view of stepping up to that role in the next few years.  All these roles are part time and voluntary. The roles are; warehouse manager, foodbank project leader, agencies manager, church representative […]

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Summer’s coming

The school summer holidays will soon be upon us and we are expecting a surge in demand for those in most need who have school meals.  As a result we are holding a collection day on June 29th in Tesco.  Please give as generously as you normally do so that we can meet this growing […]

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Admin Assistant required

The management team are looking to appoint a volunteeer to help the Agencies Manager with clerical tasks.  The role involves entering vouchers onto the database and filing the fulfilled vouchers, checking GDPR statements and printing new vouchers.  Training will be given.  Anyone interested should contact us on info@somervalley.foodbank.org.uk  stating why you would like to help and any relevant […]

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Latest statistics

Somer Valley Foodbank – Data February 2019 Vouchers Number of vouchers fulfilled 50 (January 92) Adults fed 81 (January 150) Children fed 61 (January 115) Total fed 142 (January 265) (Since 01 January 2019 the Foodbank has fulfilled 142 vouchers and fed 231 Adults and 176 Children – Total of 407 Fed) Vouchers by Ward […]

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AdLent Calendar

For those who enjoyed doing a reverse advent calendar last Christmas, the Trussell Trust have come up with an Adlent calendar for the period leading up to Easter.  To find the calendar please click the link below AdLent Calendar Foodbank 2019 If the link doesn’t work please email info@somervalley.foodbank.org.uk and a copy can be sent […]

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March needs

These are the requirements for March, if you can help that would be fantastic. Jam Rice pudding Sponge puddings Coffee Tuna Fish Ketchup Brown sauce Macaroni cheese Fruit juice Squash Cuppa soup Tinned spaghetti Meat pies Corned beef.

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