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Project Co-ordinator needed

The Trustees of Widnes Foodbank are seeking to appoint a Project Co-ordinator, who will be responsible for overseeing the operation and development of Widnes Foodbank. The job will be part-time (for an average of 15 hours per week) and will attract a salary of £8,500 per annum. The application form will require an applicant to […]

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A Heartfelt THANK YOU for a busy Christmas 2018

A month into the start of another year at Widnes Foodbank. We are all probably just getting back to normal after the Christmas and New Year holidays, but before we forget here is a heartfelt “THANK YOU” to everybody who worked so hard in all our foodbank centres, the warehouse, office and driving over the […]

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New stats reveal the rise in food for children is behind increased foodbank need during holidays

‘Help is here but we need your support’ say Widnes Foodbank, as new stats reveal the rise in food for children is behind increased foodbank need during holidays   Widnes Foodbank has asked local people to check what donations are most needed in the area this summer, following the figures revealed today by anti-poverty charity, […]

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1,494 emergency food supplies given to local people in last year, Widnes Foodbank reveals

Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, 1,494 three-day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by Widnes Foodbank, compared to 1,147 in the previous year – an increase of 30.25%. The foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust’s network which has today reported a UK-wide increase in foodbank use, believes […]

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Easter at Widnes Foodbank

With the Easter weekend almost upon us, today Widnes Foodbank can confirm opening times for its distribution centres. Distribution centres are when people with a red food voucher can come to redeem their food parcel. However, these opening tiems also apply to our foodbank office and warehouse.   Opening Times   Good Friday, 30th March […]

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Widnes Foodbank thanks local community for ‘incredible’ response to calls for support

Widnes Foodbank was able to provide emergency food to local people facing hunger in the lead up to Christmas thanks to generous support across Halton.   Gareth Watson, Communications Co-ordinator at Widnes Foodbank said:   “We hope that one day there will be no need for a foodbank in Widnes but whilst our help is […]

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Community Thanks: December 2017

Thank you to everyone who donates to our foodbank, and supports our work. We would like to say a special thank you to the following community groups, businesses and organisations which have donated/supported us during December 2017. Elite Employment BASF Halton Health Visitors Think Well Being in Halton Halton People into Jobs H’arts & Voices Choir […]

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758 Emergency food supplies given to local people by Widnes Foodbank in six months

Between 1st April and 30th September 2017, 758 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by Widnes Foodbank, compared to 464 in the same period in the previous year. The foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust’s network which has today reported an increase in UK foodbank use, believes the […]

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H’arts & Voices to Stage Christmas Concert for Foodbank

H’arts & Voices community choir will once again be staging another of their popular Christmas concerts in aid of foodbank. As with previous years, the concert will be held at St John’s Church on Greenway Road. The concert is scheduled to take place on Friday 15th December at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be available, and entrance […]

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Widnes Foodbank Launches Christmas 2017 Food Appeal

Widnes Foodbank today launched the Christmas Food Appeal for 2017. The Winter months are now drawing in, with many people and families in crisis facing an unprecedented decision; to “Heat or Eat”. By donating an item or two from our adapted seasonal shopping list, we’ll be able to be there for the people who need […]

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