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Demand for emergency food in Worcester reaches six-year high

A record number of people in Worcester are struggling to afford essentials such as food and toiletries due to low household income and benefit delays – but worse may be yet to come. That’s the warning from Worcester Foodbank which has today (Tuesday) revealed it handed out just over 6,100 three-day food parcels in 2017/18 […]

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Waitrose shoppers donate more than 700 meals

Enough food to provide more than 700 meals was donated by generous shoppers at Waitrose during a collection by Worcester Foodbank on Saturday (24th February). Customers at the London Road store handed over more than 700 kg of food and other essentials, including washing powder, nappies and soap, as volunteers invited shoppers to donate items […]

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£10,000 cash boost launches partnership with Sanctuary Group

Employees from Worcester-based Sanctuary Group will be making a difference to the lives of local families over the next year through support for Worcester Foodbank. Staff from the leading UK social housing and care provider, which is based in Castle Street in the city, have chosen the foodbank as their Charity of the Year and […]

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Charity donates almost 300 toys to foodbank appeal

Volunteers at Worcester Foodbank have been left overwhelmed by a charity’s act of kindness which will help them to bless hundreds of disadvantaged children this Christmas. The foodbank’s Christmas Toy Appeal has been boosted by a donation of 285 gifts for boys and girls from the West Midlands-based charity 4 Steps to a Smile. The […]

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Worcester foodbank gets animated in its Christmas food appeal

Worcester Foodbank has launched a new film to drum up support for its Christmas food appeal, with the help of one of the city’s creative businesses. The animation highlights the items of food and other essentials the foodbank urgently needs during the countdown to Christmas, and the life-changing impact people’s donations can have on the […]

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Foodbank joins forces with toy shop for Christmas appeal

Worcester Foodbank has joined forces with a city toy shop in an effort to bring a smile to the faces of hundreds of children living in poverty this Christmas. The charity’s Christmas Toy Appeal is being supported by The Entertainer on the Shambles for the second successive year. The store has set up a collection […]

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Foodbank targets successful Christmas appeal as referrals rise

Worcester Foodbank has made an early plea to people’s festive goodwill as the charity braces itself for its busiest ever Christmas. With less than seven weeks to go until Christmas Day, foodbank is once again urging individuals, schools, churches, businesses and other organisations to support its Reverse Advent Calendar appeal. Rather than tucking into a […]

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Shoppers donate 800 food bank meals during Waitrose collection

Generous shoppers at Waitrose donated enough food to provide 800 meals to hungry people and families that cannot afford to feed themselves. Customers at the London Road store handed over more than 750 kilos of food to Worcester Foodbank as volunteers carried out their first ever collection at the supermarket on Saturday (19 August). The […]

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Job club offers fresh hope to long-term unemployed

Job seekers struggling with long-term unemployment can boost their chances of finding work by taking part in a new course being run by one of Worcester Foodbank’s partner organisations. Volunteers from Worcester Christians Against Poverty (CAP) will launch their latest job club with a taster session on Thursday (June 29) in St Helen’s Church on […]

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Foodbank demand still increasing

New figures show 5,536 emergency food packages were given to local people by Worcester Foodbank over the last year. 5,536 three-day emergency food supplies were given to local people in crisis by Worcester Foodbank in 2016/17 – a rise of 30% compared to the previous year. Latest statistics published by The Trussell Trust foodbank network show […]

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