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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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Almost half of people referred to foodbanks at risk of going cold as well as hungry this winter

New data from charity’s Fuel Bank scheme suggests families on pre-payment meters face cold and hunger this winter Foodbanks face busiest winter as new data suggests half of all people needing support from foodbanks are on pre-pay meters Schemes like Fuel Banks getting immediate help to people in crisis However, survey of 410+ foodbanks suggests […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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