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Latest Press Release from Trussell Trust

Concerns for this winter as Taunton Foodbank reveals over 1000 emergency food boxes went out to local people in six months Between 1st April and 30th September this year Taunton Foodbank provided 1015 emergency food boxes supplying three days’ food for 2135 local people including 773 children. The Foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust’s […]

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Reverse Advent Calender time again!

And here it is – our wish list for a Reverse Advent Calender!! It is the same principle as last year – an empty cardboard box on the first day of collection and hey presto, 24 days later it is full. But we need you to start early as we have to weigh in, pack […]

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Thank you to Somerset County Council for their donations

  Another wonderful bunch of people, this time from Somerset County Council, who collected 31.1 kgs of food for us.  Tracey and Jill very kindly dropped it round to us last week.  We are so very grateful.

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A big Shout Out

  We have so many people to thank for their vital support in proving our important work but this week we would like to single out Edward Martin Computer Services for dragging our IT into the 21st century.  This will enable us to provide a much more efficient service.  The job was done quickly and […]

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Harvest Festival: the gift that keeps on giving

  These lovely people from King’s College Taunton dropped by last week with an amazing 188 kgs of food for the Foodbank. We are so grateful to all the schools who have committed their Harvest Festival to helping us and it is much appreciated. Pictured above with Father Mark (Chaplain) are Phoebe Hake, Hattie Fox, Ellie Cooper and […]

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Tory Party Conference 2018 appearance

  Our esteemed project manager, Sue Weightman, ventured up to Birmingham yesterday to talk about us at the Tory Party Conference. She took centre stage at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and spoke about the Foodbank’s experience of Universal Credit and serving people suffering from mental ill-health as well as what would help. In the photo […]

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Slimming World help feed us!

  We have received this fabulous photo c/o Dawn Booth showing Jill Rumary and Kay Aldworth, Slimming World consultants, with an amazing collection of kettle food donations given by part of the Taunton Slimming World team. They kindly promoted our need for rehydratable food, which we have named “kettle food”.  This is because this type of […]

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Good job Bevan!

This story started when children in a local church were given £10 each by the pastor and asked to try to turn it into something more.  So Bevan seized the initiative, rose to the challenge and did jobs around the house for his mum and increased his £10 to £25. He then used the money he had […]

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Harvest Festival 2018

  I am sure you are aware of the vital part Foodbanks are playing in our society at the moment. Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK with individuals going hungry every day for a variety of reasons from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Your […]

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Tales of the Foodbank

  There may be a perception that all our clients at the Foodbank are there because of benefit delays. Whilst this is partly true, it is not always the case. Here are a few examples of those caught up in circumstances beyond their control who rely on us to provide them with food until things […]

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