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Thank you Buckskin Church!

Thanks Buckskin Church members and friends for donating shortage items through the month of July. Much appreciated, as we are likely to get more families in need visiting us through the summer holidays. http://www.buckskin.org.uk  

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We’ve been adopted by Hampshire Clinic!

We are very excited to announce that BMI The Hampshire Clinic in Basingstoke has decided to support our Foodbank for the next 12 months.  Hampshire Clinic will be hosting a number of fund raising events to raise awareness and will have a collection basket in the dining room. Thank you to the Hampshire Clinic for supporting […]

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Generous party-goers!

As some of your might know, Patricia turned 60 recently and asked her family and friends to donate to the Foodbank instead of giving her presents. Patricia wrote in to tell us what happened: ‘ I had my party yesterday and am completely overwhelmed by the generosity of my wonderful  friends. I put the back seats […]

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Charity Golf Day – Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club

A charity golf day is being held at Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club on Thursday, 5th July. A super day has been planned: coffee/tea and bacon rolls, a meal after play, prizes and auction, and a golf trick show by Paul Barrington. Former Saints FC star Reuben Agboola will be in attendance. If you […]

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We couldn’t be more proud!

Our Foodbank’s Operations & Development Manager, Paula Vallance had the honour this month of receiving a ‘Mayors Award‘ from the out-going Mayor at the Mayor Making ceremony. It was awarded to her for her service and commitment to the community of Basingstoke & Deane on behalf of all that the Foodbank does in its various activities to support those in food […]

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Finalist in at Basingstoke’s ‘A Place to be Proud of Awards’

Well done Foodbank! We got as far as the last 4 ‘Finalists’ out of 12 nominated charities in the ‘Community Project Award’ category at Basingstoke’s ‘A Place to be Proud of Awards‘ held on 5 June 2018!! Michele & Paula were there to receive the accolade and were over the moon! Thanks to all those who nominated […]

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60th birthday bash: donations to the Foodbank in lieu of presents

We received a delightful email from Patricia, who is turning 60, and having a party to celebrate this milestone. Rather than buy her presents, she has asked her friends to donate food items to our Foodbank.  Now isn’t that an amazingly generous gesture? One of Patricia’s friends has spent £60 for 60 years, donating 24 cartons […]

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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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