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NEW CHAIR OF TAUNTON FOODBANK

    Taunton Foodbank are delighted to announce that Jeff Moss, pastor of the Taunton Family Church, has agreed to take over the Chair of the Trustees, starting immediately. Jeff will succede Melvyn Roberts who is moving on to pastures new, after a very productive two years in the Chair. Jeff moved from Stockport in […]

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Meet our new Duke of Edinburgh’s Award volunteer, Henry Steele

Taunton Foodbank is delighted to welcome Henry Steele from Uffculme School to the ranks of volunteers. Henry is completing his silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and chose the Foodbank for his Volunteering section, having seen the collection points in various supermarkets and shops. Henry will volunteer 24 hours of his valuable time in order to complete this part of […]

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Buckland St Mary Coffee Morning update

An update to the last item about Buckland St Mary’s coffee morning. They took the money raised for the Foodbank from the recent coffee morning and bought items they were short of i.e. shampoo, shower gels, deodorants, tinned peas, carrots, potatoes, sweet corn and rice pudding. The image is of Neil outside the Foodbank in Taunton with […]

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Thank you to Buckland St Mary church

This month’s coffee morning and raffle, arranged by the Buckland St Mary church, was in aid of the Taunton Foodbank and raised a splendid £81!  Not bad for an hour and a half and it certainly looked as if everyone had a good time! We thank Neil and Kathy Arnold for organising this on our behalf and for their […]

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Free School Meals during school holidays

    We are currently packing the boxes ready for the school holidays – those families on free school meals during term time are able to get some extra help during the holidays with food and vouchers are sent to the schools so that the Parent and Family Support workers are able to issue them […]

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WORK EXPERIENCE: Bronwen – Y11 Queens College

Bronwen, from Queens College Taunton,  was a very welcome addition to our volunteer bank at Taunton Foodbank last month. She learned about the origins of the food bank in Taunton and how to rotate stock to ensure that those with a shorter shelf life were used first. She had also had experience of packing individual crates which had different contents […]

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Tombola at the Feast Taunton Food and Drink Festival

Taunton Foodbank is delighted to have been asked along to run a tombola stand at Feast Taunton, a celebration of the West Country’s best local food and drink to be held at the Castle Hotel and Castle Green over the week-end of 29 September and 1 October.     Please do pop in and see us on Saturday 29 September […]

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Taunton Town Football Club Gift

On Saturday 1st April the Taunton Town Football Club presented the Taunton Foodbank with a cheque for £500.00.  It was given at their home match against Mangotsfield, which incidentally Taunton Town won 6 – 1! Ivan, Martin and Melvyn, volunteers at the Foodbank, were very pleased to receive the cheque which will help a great […]

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New figures show surge in need for emergency food supplies in Taunton Deane in last year

4335 three day emergency food supplies given to local people in crisis by Taunton Foodbank in 2016-17 – over 1808 went to children. This is a 31% increase on 2015/16 Latest statistics published by The Trussell Trust foodbank network show UK-wide foodbank figures are still not decreasing Local increase due to people struggling with issues […]

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Taunton Foodbank thanks people of Taunton Deane for their generosity during the Neighbourhood Food Collection

This December, local people donated enough food for an incredible 5380 meals at the Tesco store in Castle Street during the ninth Neighbourhood Food Collection.  The collection took place between 1st and 3rd December 2016, in partnership with Tesco, foodbank charity The Trussell Trust, and food redistribution charity, FareShare. For many people referred to a […]

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