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Foodbank update

The Foodbank is still up and running, with all four centres open and ready to help people in this community.   Thanks to the incredible generosity of the people in this area, we are in a strong position financially and with high levels of stock.  We will be able to serve the community and help those […]

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Foodbank Continuity Plan

Following the meeting yesterday here is the foodbank continuity plan. PSJ will continue as normal with a temporary centre manager and a new team of people ready for opening again on 27th March. Paulton will be closed for the foreseeable future. Radstock has enough volunteers to carry on as normal MSN has enough volunteers and will carry on as normal. So […]

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Annual Report

The biggest news this year is that we have a new warehouse, which we will be moving into in January.  It is closer than the previous one, is as big as the old warehouse and container together and should make life easier for the warehouse team as there won’t be any moving of crates between […]

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Foodbank finds a new home

Thanks to the generosity of one local businessman, the Somer Valley Foodbank now has a new home to store their 6 tonnes of non-perishable food, following a media appeal over the last month. Somer Valley Foodbank Chairman, Paul Woodward, said: “This was the answer to our prayers and the new offer came along at the […]

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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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