News

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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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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