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Every little helps as shoppers give foodbank festive boost

Christmas came early for Worcester Foodbank as supermarket shoppers donated five and a half tonnes of supplies during a marathon three-day food collection. Volunteers encouraged customers at the Tesco stores in St Peter’s and Warndon to add a little extra to their basket or trolley to help foodbank feed the growing number of people forced […]

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Secret santas urged to support Christmas Toy Appeal

Secret santas are being sought to help light up the faces of disadvantaged children this Christmas. Worcester Foodbank has launched its annual Christmas Toy Appeal in a bid to make sure hundreds of children don’t wake up to an empty stocking on Christmas Day. The charity is urging people to donate unwrapped new toys that […]

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Foodbank reveals Christmas wish list to fight festive hunger

Worcester Foodbank has unwrapped its Christmas shopping list to help feed the growing number of people struggling to survive on a low income. The charity is hoping to ride a tide of festive goodwill and boost its stocks in the run-up to Christmas as mounting pressure from low incomes and sweeping changes to benefit payments […]

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Benefit changes may force foodbank to find extra 30,000 meals

Worcester Foodbank may have to find an extra 30,000 meals as the full roll out of Universal Credit threatens to send demand for emergency food rocketing. Centre manager Grahame Lucas says the charity fears it could see up to a 50 per cent rise in the number of mouths it has to feed over the […]

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Foodbank handed cash boost by city theatre group

Worcester Foodbank took centre stage when a theatre group enjoyed a short break from rehearsals to hand the charity a £540 cash boost. Members of Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society (WODS) presented foodbank manager Grahame Lucas with the money while rehearsing for their latest production of Spamalot. The funds were raised by the sale of […]

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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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