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Help Stop Poverty by Donating at Tesco Widnes on 1st July

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Volunteers From Widnes Foodbank will be heading to Tesco Extra on Lugsdale Road, Widnes, once again on Saturday 1st July for a food collection. Previous collections at the store have proved to be overwhelmingly supportive of the foodbank – with many thousands of kilograms of food donated in the past. Will you be coming along […]

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Taylor Wimpey Donates £500 to Widnes Foodbank

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North West housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey, have generously donated £500 to Widnes Foodbank. The funds will be used by Widnes Foodbank to equip and decorate our new foodbank centre, Crossing Point. The news comes as latest figures reveal more than 86,000 meals have been provided by the foodbank since its setup in 2012. Widnes Foodbank Project […]

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Could You Donate to the Big Food Appeal?

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Widnes Foodbank has launched ‘The Big Food Appeal’ – an appeal for items running a little short in the warehouse. Could you help by donating an item or two from the list? You could change a life! Download the poster: Big Food Appeal Poster

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Hello, Crossing Point!

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Major changes to Widnes Foodbank’s opening schedule come into place from today. The changes mean that Deeper Life and Oak Meadow centre sessions will now operate from Crossing Point (49 Lugsdale Road, Widnes WA8 6DJ) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11am until 2pm. The existing Friday morning session at Crossing Point of 10am until 1pm […]

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New figures show 1,137 emergency food supplies given to local people by Widnes Foodbank in last year

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1,137 three day emergency food supplies given to local people in crisis by Widnes Foodbank in 2016-17 – over 800 went to children Latest statistics published by The Trussell Trust foodbank network show UK-wide foodbank figures are still not decreasing Local increase due to people struggling with continued issues surrounding benefit payments, low wages, and […]

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Widnes Foodbank Easter 2017 Opening Times

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Widnes Foodbank will be adjusting its opening hours over the Easter period, with closures at centres, the office and warehouse over the weekend. Full details of the Easter opening times can be found below.   Friday 14th April (Good Friday) Crossing Point distribution centre: CLOSED St Paul’s distribution centre: CLOSED Office: CLOSED Warehouse: CLOSED Saturday […]

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Could You #BeAGoodEgg This Easter?

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Today we launch our Easter Egg Appeal for 2017. This year we’re asking for donations of milk, white and dark chocolate Easter Eggs. Could you donate by Monday 3rd April 2017? Find out more here.

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New figures show 1,110 emergency food parcels issued by Widnes Foodbank in six months

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PRESS RELEASE   Charity calls for direct DWP hotline as new figures show 1,110 emergency food parcels given to local people by Widnes Foodbank in six months   1,110 three day emergency food supplies given to local people in crisis by Widnes Foodbank in first half of the year – over 300 went to children […]

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Shoppers Donate Food Valued in Excess of £2,000!

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Tesco shoppers in Widnes came out in the force to support a recent Neighbourhood Food Collection for Widnes Foodbank.   Thanks to the generous support from customers, foodbank volunteers were able to collect a staggering weight of 1095.1kg of food equivalent to 4,563 meals. Tesco will then top this up by 20%, bringing the total […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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