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EASTER WEEKEND

WE ARE RECRUITING

APPLICATIONS ARE OPENED FOR OUR WAREHOUSE MANAGER POSITION We are recruiting a new warehouse manager to be based in our new warehouse in Haywood Village. The position is funded until end of July 2022 by a grant from the Asda Foundation and involves 19hrs/week. Full details in the role description below: 2021 Warehouse Manager Role […]

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FOODBANK CENTRES CHANGES

LOCKING CASTLE CHURCH CENTRE will close from April 11th. Thank you Tom, Emily and the team for your support over the past 12 months.   BOURNVILLE FAMILY CENTRE CHAUCER ROAD now opened Tuesdays and Fridays 10-12  

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EASTER CLOSURE

EASTER BANK HOLIDAY: Good Friday: normal service in North Street, St Marks and Family Centre Easter Sunday: Locking Castle Church closed Easter Monday: North Street closed

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Grant enables extension of our work at Foodbank

  Weston Foodbank is delighted to have received a Covid-19 Emergency Grant from WRAP (The Waste and Resource Action Programme, which administers the fund on behalf of DEFRA).  This is enabling the Foodbank to offer more surplus food to our clients. This grant is of £9,329 and enables us to respond to some of the added […]

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Humans of Weston feature the work of our Foodbank

The wonderful people at Humans of Weston have interviewed Frederique our Foodbank manager about our vital work across Weston. It’s great insight into our work and how we’ve been operating throughout the Covid pandemic and our hopes and plans for the future.  There’s some great questions from those listening.  

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The legacy of Joey Dunlop inspires support for the Foodbank

We recently had a visit from Gabriel and his team who came to film part of their video dedicated to Joey Dunlop (a famous motorcyclist and supporter of charities) at the foodbank. They donated over 160kg of food.   Every video they make involves a great story, normally about a famous: successful, admired or influential […]

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New job vacancy at our Foodbank

Exciting times ahead for us!!! The Covid-19 has created additional pressure on the warehouse arrangements at the foodbank and highlighted the need for an additional storage space and team. So we are recruiting a Warehouse Manager. This is a permanent position subject to funding (the first 2 year are funded by the Asda grant). Closing […]

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A huge thank you to our community

A thank you seems so inadequate for the response our community has made over the past few months. In all honesty it’s been overwhelming. In response to the huge need people in our community have faced we have experienced sustained and sacrificial generosity from so many individuals, families, organisations, and companies. We’ve had to adopt […]

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Busiest month ever across the country

Like almost all food banks across the country April 2020 was our busiest month ever. Nationwide there was an 89% increase in emergency food parcels given to people compared to the same period in 2019. The number of families with children receiving parcels has almost doubled compared to same period last year. Measures introduced by […]

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December round-up

For the first time in Weston’s Foodbank history we had to shut our doors. No, we hadn’t run out of food, we ran out of storage space! By the middle of December so many of you had made such generous donations we were full to bursting. It didn’t last long though. December was our busiest month […]

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