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Recipe cards help food bank clients spice up mealtimes

Worcester Foodbank has launched a range of recipe cards to help its cash-strapped clients dish up delicious and affordable meals. Volunteers at the charity in Lowesmoor have published 26 different ideas for main meals and desserts which can be created from the contents of the three-day food parcel that record numbers of people in Worcester […]

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Community urged to Fill Up for Foodbank this summer

Businesses and community groups are being urged to step up to the plate this summer and back an appeal by Worcester Foodbank to boost its depleted supplies. Empty shelves are beginning to appear at the charity’s warehouse in Lowesmoor, where a surge in referrals and seasonal fall in donations has wiped out half of its […]

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Low income and benefit delays force record numbers to turn to foodbank

Low wages and lengthy delays in people receiving benefit payments have been blamed for a record number of referrals to Worcester Foodbank last year. The charity has today (Thursday) confirmed that it provided 6,799 emergency food parcels to hungry individuals and families in 2018/19 – around a 9 per cent increase on the previous year. […]

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Foodbank handed £36,000 grant to drive forward delivery service

Worcester Foodbank is going the extra mile to help its most vulnerable clients after securing a £36,000 funding boost to buy its first ever delivery van. The charity has picked up the keys to a VW Transporter which has been paid for by a grant from supermarket giant Asda. The funding also covers the cost […]

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Music festival ready to drum up support for city’s foodbank

  Tackling hunger will take centre stage at this year’s Worcester Music Festival which is throwing its support behind the city’s foodbank. Festival organisers have chosen Worcester Foodbank to benefit from the donations that it hopes to raise during more than 250 music performances and workshops, taking place across the city from 13 to 15 […]

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Foodbank toasts beer festival cash boost

Worcester Foodbank is raising a glass to beer and cider lovers who have helped to boost its funds by nearly £670. The donations flowed in while thousands of drinkers enjoyed last summer’s Worcester Beer, Cider and Perry Festival, with food bank one of three chosen charities to benefit from the event. Rick Allen (pictured left) presented […]

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Extraordinary generosity helps foodbank survive busiest ever Christmas

Worcester Foodbank has praised the extraordinary festive goodwill of local people which helped it to feed a record number of people in the run up to Christmas. Low income (403), benefit payment issues (304) and debt (141) were the main reasons more than 940 people were forced to rely on the city’s foodbank during December […]

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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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