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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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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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Taylor Wimpey Donates £500 to Widnes Foodbank

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?

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!

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

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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Could You #BeAGoodEgg This Easter?

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

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!

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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