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The Foodbank needs a new warehouse

Due to the sale of our existing warehouse, the Somer Valley Foodbank needs to find a new storage facility that can hold up to 7 tonnes of non-perishable food.  We need a space that is about 1,500 squ feet in size.  We are appealing to the local business community for help in this matter and […]

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Most wanted list

If you are thinking of donating to the foodbank, please give any of the items on the list below.  These are the items we are running short of.  Many thanks.

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How the foodbank works

FOOD IS DONATED Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to a food bank. Large collections often take place as part of seasonal celebrations such as harvest and Christmas, and food is also collected at supermarkets. FOOD IS SORTED & STORED Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and store it ready […]

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Seasons Greetings

Hello again, everyone. Our Distribution Centres have been extremely busy in recent weeks but we are very grateful to be able to report that our warehouse has continued to be very well stocked throughout the Christmas period and we are now only in need of the items listed on the attached poster, thank you. Please […]

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The Next Five Years

The Trussell Trust is working on a new strategy for the next five years and wants every foodbank to do the same. Below is a synopsis of that aim. Our goal is a fairer society where nobody wonders where their next meal is coming from or must rely on the kindness of their community in […]

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Christmas and New Year opening times

Listed below are the opening times for the foodbank during the holiday period. Wednesday, 23 December – Open as normal at Radstock and Paulton Friday, 25 December (Christmas Day) – CLOSED Monday, 28 December (Boxing Day Bank Holiday) – CLOSED Wednesday, 30 December – Open as normal at Radstock and Paulton Friday, 1 January 2021 (New Year’s Day) – CLOSED Monday, […]

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Recording customer details

How we use your information To support NHS Test and Trace (which is part of the Department for Health and Social Care) in England, we have been mandated by law to collect and keep a limited record of staff, customers and visitors who come onto our premises for the purpose of contact tracing. By maintaining […]

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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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