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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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Quiz Night ‘Foodraiser’ for Widnes Foodbank

[UPDATE]: All tickets have now been distributed! We are no longer able to accept new registrations. The original story is available below… — We’ve organised our very own Quiz Night to support our foodbank. Our evening of brain-racking for charity is taking place on Friday 3rd November at Farnworth Methodist Hall on Derby Road. Doors […]

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Widnes Foodbank Launches Harvest Appeal

With the summer drawing to a close, the long nights are slowly edging in. That can only mean one thing… Harvest time!   As in previous years, Widnes Foodbank is partnering with local schools, churches and businesses and asking the local community to support its annual Harvest food appeal.   Could you support your local […]

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More Than 1,140kgs of Food Donated at Tesco

Widnes Foodbank volunteers have certainly been busy over the weekend – weighing and sorting through food donations from the Tesco collection on Saturday. Thanks to the help of the public, more than 1,140kgs of food was collected at the store. Tesco will now top up the monetary value of this food by 20%, which means […]

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