News

What weighs the same as 15 reindeer?

We’ve had an amazing few days outside Tesco over the last week. The fantastic Tesco customers have donated a massive 2664 kg of items. We’re absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of people. We couldn’t have done it without an abundance of volunteers from Weston College, Pelican Services and HSBC plus many, many individuals too. So we […]

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Our alternative advent calendar brings hope to others at Christmas

  It’s November and many will start to think about Christmas. The reverse advent calendar has been running for a few years and is a great way for families, friends, colleagues, groups or individuals to share some festive spirit with others. The photo in this post is for information and can be followed as closely […]

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Harvest celebrations. Wow! Thank you for giving us a busy autumn!

We want to say a very grateful thank you to all those schools, churches and other organisations who donated items to celebrate harvest. It helped to top up our store-room after a busy summer. So your gifts really do help us to continue making a difference to the lives of families in Weston-Super-Mare all-year-round. One school’s collection was […]

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Busy summer for Weston Foodbank

“Twice as many children needed the help of Weston Foodbank during the school holidays, with the charity saying it has created a strain on its stock levels,” the Weston Mercury has reported on our busiest summer ever. Click here to read the full story. https://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/weston-foodbank-says-the-rise-in-demand-caused-strain-on-their-stock-levels-1-6276359 “The demand created an added strain to our stock levels […]

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Harvest appeal

At Weston foodbank autumn means it’s time for our Harvest Appeal and we are always blown away by the kind donations we receive, especially from schools and churches, who are always so generous in their support. If you would like to make a donation to help people living in food poverty in your community by organising […]

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Five weeks too long – a 5 week wait for Universal Credit is too long.

People are being forced to food banks because five weeks is too long to wait for Universal Credit. The Trussell Trust has launched a campaign to end the five week wait. The government knows some people struggle with the five week wait but the changes they’ve made so far won’t stop people needing a food bank. […]

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When the BBC came to the Foodbank

As the budget was about to be announced, we had the visit of the team of BBC Points West who spent a day with us, filmed our volunteers in action, spoke to some of our clients and reported on the situations many of the Foodbank clients encounter across the country. Our Monday team with David […]

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ICESKATING FUNDRAISER

On Monday 5th November we were invited by the Icescape at the Tropicana to invite supporters of the Foodbank for a charity fundraiser skating session. All entry fees went directly to the foodbank and we collected £378.50. The Mayor of Weston, Cllr Mike Lyall, who has chosen us as his Charity for his mayoral year, […]

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Charity of the year

We are delighted to have been chosen as the Mayor of Weston-super-Mare Charity of the Year for 2018-19. We look forward to working with the Mayor and his team to tackle chidhood poverty in our town.

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Weston Foodbank Open Day

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