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Cook, Taste & Learn

A Cook, Taste & Learn session was held at the Swanbank Distribution Centre yesterday (5th November) for the first time. 12 people who had attended the centre for a food parcel watched the cookery demonstration using basic ingredients from the Foodbank. At the end of the session they were able to taste the simple fishcake and […]

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Food drive dates announced

Our next Tesco food drive dates are… Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November 2014. Register your interest to help out at Hanley Extra here and Longton Extra here.

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We are running low on…

We are grateful for all donations but we are really in need of some specific items – Sugar (500g) Fruit Juice (long life) Pasta Sauces Tinned Fish Instant Mash Chocolate Please help local people in crisis by buying items from this list and return to the Stoke-on-Trent foodbank collection point. Thank you.

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Debt advice scheme launched

We have launched a series of debt advice sessions for people who use Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank. Each of our 11 distribution centres will hold their own sessions as part of the pilot scheme.

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New distribution centre

A new distribution centre has opened in Hanley based at Grace Church, Clough Street. Read The Sentinel article here.

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Radio Stoke – Interview with Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank

Radio Stoke spent time with Stoke on Trent Foodbank last week learning more about the work that we do. Missed it ? Then catch up with the show online: www.bbc.co.uk/p020tjdy Featured at 0.02.31/0.37.01/1.34.00 during the show.

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Upcoming Food drive dates

TESCO National Dates – We are covering both Tesco Longton and Hanley Thursday 3rd July 2014 Friday 4th July 2014 Saturday 5th July 2014 To sign up for Longton: http://doodle.com/w4nuuxha9t4dyrsr To sign up for Hanley: http://doodle.com/mmh8x4dy2uapadyq ASDA – Small one on Scotia Road Saturday 19th July 2014 Thursday 21st August 2014 – Morrisons Festival Park If you would […]

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End of year statistics 2013-2014 – Anna Wilcocks Project Manager

10875 HELPED BY STOKE-ON-TRENT FOODBANK IN LAST YEAR: LIFE HAS GOT WORSE NOT BETTER FOR POOREST IN 2013/14 10875 people received three days’ emergency food from Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank in 2013-14, compared to 6709 in 2012-13 Over 900,000 people received three days’ emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks nationwide in 2013-14, compared to 346,992 in 2012-13. Foodbank figures […]

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Thank you !!! Tesco National Food Drive December 2013 – UPDATE

Between the 2 local Tesco’s – Longton and Hanley that 2924.7kg of food has been donated. The people of Stoke-on-Trent are so generous – a big THANK YOU Well done to everyone who helped by Volunteering and to all those that donated. Your support stops local people going hungry.

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Email from Foodbank guest

Last night at 5.30pm I was faced with having to use the foodbank that your wonderful ministry and parishioners supply to people like myself that have fallen upon hard times.  To any proud person this is a hard thing to have to do and for several hours prior to me arriving at the food bank I […]

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