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Trussell Trust reports a 13% increase on previous year of provision of emergency food supplies

Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network distributed 1,332,952 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis, a 13% increase on the previous year. 484,026 of these went to children.This is a higher increase than the previous financial year, where foodbank use was up by 6%. Emma Revie, Chief […]

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Met Office weather warning

Due to the Met Office weather warnings in place for Hampshire over the next 48 hours, we have taken the decision not to open the Tadley satellite Foodbank tomorrow, Thursday 1 March.  The Basingstoke Foodbank will open on Friday, 2 March, but with reduced opening hours of 10.30am – 12.30pm. Both the Basingstoke Foodbank and […]

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Switch together, Save together!

Wow, @GiveasyouLive have joined forces with @energyhelpline to secure users an exclusive energy deal from one of the UK’s top suppliers – save up to £657 a year plus raise £17 for Basingstoke Foodbank! Register today (there is absolutely no obligation to go ahead with their quote!) Link to register interest

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What a generous season – thank you!

From 1 September to 31 December 2017,  Harvest and Christmas donations have amounted to 26.6 tonnes of food.  On behalf of our clients, can we say how grateful we are for your generous donations!

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Festive Christmas Day Lunch

The Foodbank, in partnership with ‘One Church’ (the churches together in Basingstoke), put on a traditional Christmas Day lunch for folks who were alone or isolated at Christmas or without the funds to cook a meal.  The cafe area of the URC in London Street, was transformed into a Christmas dining room with tables adorned with traditionally coloured […]

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Opening times over Christmas and New Year

These are the days and times we will be open over Christmas and New Year. 25 December – CLOSED 27 December – OPEN 10.30am – 1pm 28 December – CLOSED at Tadley Satellite 29 December – OPEN 10.30am – 1pm 1 January – CLOSED Thereafter, we are open as usual. Wishing all our clients a […]

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Tesco Food Collection Event: a whopping 2.04 tonnes!

Tesco joined forces with Foodbanks around the country for the UK’s biggest Food Collection Event. During the first weekend of December, Tesco Chineham shoppers showed their support for our local foodbank by donating a whopping 2.04 tonnes of food items. This is the equivalent of 4,859 meals!  On behalf of our clients, can we say how extremely […]

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Donation from Basingstoke Skills2Achieve students

Students from Basingstoke Skills2Achieve, a service provided by Enham Trust, collected a variety of food items for the Basingstoke Foodbank. Many of the students, who are aged 16-19, felt passionate about supporting the cause as many know of families and friends close to them, as well as themselves, who have seen the benefits of the […]

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Invitation to Party Lite Candles evening to raise funds for Basingstoke Foodbank

Come join us as we ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ at the PartyLite home fragrance and accessories collections encompassing premium-quality scented candles, candle holders, innovative flameless fragrance and wax warmers. It promises to be a fun evening! Starting at 7pm on Friday, 1 December, at Buckskin Evangelical Church, Chiltern Way, Basingstoke, RG22 5BB. Please let Michele Hopgood know if […]

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Basingstoke Ladies Choir concert on 10 November

Basingstoke Ladies Choir, joined by the Bishop Challoner School Choir, will be holding a concert in support of Basingstoke Foodbank. Tickets, which include a glass of wine or soft drink, are on sale for £12 and are available from Margaret Allen on 01256 325457, or Dawson’s Music Shop in Festival Place, or at the door. Looking […]

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