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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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Can you help make Easter egg-stra special?

Can you help us to make this month eggs-tra special for one of the many children we help to feed by donating a chocolate egg to our Easter appeal? Every April we try and bless hundreds of youngsters from families that can barely afford to put a meal on the table, let alone treat their […]

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Foodbank launches In Their Shoes campaign

Worcester Foodbank is challenging people of all ages to share their experiences of living life on the breadline as part of a new fund-raising campaign called In Their Shoes. The charity is inviting individuals and families to try and survive on one of the three-day food parcels that provide a lifeline to around 5,000 hungry […]

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Job club offers fresh hope to long-term unemployed

People looking to escape long-term unemployment are being urged to join a new job club which is being launched by one of Worcester Foodbank’s partner organisations. Volunteers from All Saints Church in Worcester are preparing to host the city’s first Christians Against Poverty (CAP) job club on Thursday, January 26. The free course promises to […]

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Christmas opening hours

Over the Christmas and New Year period, our foodbank will be opening normal hours except on Bank Holidays, as below: Friday 23rd December – 11am – 2pm Monday 26th December – Closed for Bank Holiday Wednesday 28th December – 11am – 2pm Friday 30th December – 11am – 2pm Monday 2nd January – Closed for […]

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Tesco shoppers show festive spirit

Generous shoppers provided Worcester Foodbank with an early Christmas present by handing over more than 5 tonnes of food and festive goodies during a three-day supermarket collection. Volunteers at the Tesco stores in St Peter’s and Warndon were swamped with donations of urgently needed food and toiletries, as well as some festive favourites like mince […]

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