News

New Baby Bank

We know that things are extra challenging at the moment. To help, we are pleased to be able to tell you about a new “Baby Bank” that will provide nappies and wet wipes for families with children aged 2 and under, who are finding it difficult to make ends meet during this time. They will […]

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Act Now On Debt

Many people experience financial difficulties at some point in their life but the earlier they tackle the problem, the quicker the solution.  However bad the situation might be, there are always steps that can be taken to make things better.   Taunton Area Debt Advice is a charity which has a team of trained FCA approved debt […]

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VOLUNTEER WITH A VAN NEEDED

We are looking for a suitable volunteer with a van to help transport food, initially two mornings a week. Expenses paid.   Please email [email protected] for more information and an application form.

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Christmas/New Year Opening Times

Please see below for our opening times over Christmas and New Year. If you wish to drop off a donation, then the opening times for Taunton Foodbank apply.  

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Tim Potter Family Butchers: Pay It Forward scheme

In Wellington, Tim Potter Family Butchers are appealing for people to #payitforward and buy a £20 voucher for a local families in Wellington struggling to make ends meet, to get a delicious Christmas fresh food parcel. If you would like to participate in this scheme, call the shop on 01823 662126 to donate and make […]

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Face Defender

  We had the most amazing face masks delivered to the Foodbank earlier this week from a local Somerset company called faceDFNDR They are very comfortable to wear and come in small, medium or large sizes. There are even children’s ones. They come in a variety of colours and Liberty prints so you can co-ordinate […]

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1870 food bank parcels provided for children in Somerset West and Taunton during first six months of the pandemic  

1870 food bank parcels provided for children in Somerset West and Taunton during first six months of the pandemic   New figures released by Taunton Foodbank reveal 4051 emergency food parcels were provided to people between April and September of this year – a shocking 52% increase on the same period in 2019. 1870 of these went to children. The food bank believes the […]

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Toys for Christmas

We are being, very kindly, offered toys to put in with the food boxes. Unfortunately we just do not have the storage or resources to manage this. In previous years we have worked with Christmas Sparkle Project to distribute their beautifully wrapped presents but this year, for obvious reasons, this is no longer possible. We […]

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Mental Health is very important never more so than now.

If you thought a summer lockdown was bad for people already struggling with mental health, a winter one may well be 10 times worse – with cold, dark nights and limited social contact. Please keep a lookout for your family, friends and neighbours that are struggling. The relapse and overdose rate has increased by 30% […]

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Taunton Foodbank will continue as before . . .

In light of yesterday’s government announcement, the foodbank remains open to clients for collection of a food box as before – every week day morning Monday – Friday 10-12 noon, with a prior referral and allocated date. This follows the government guideline on a click and collect type of service being allowed. There is no […]

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