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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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Can you or your workplace help us with a reverse advent calendar?

Can you help us at Taunton FoodBank with an alternative take on the advent calendar? We are asking you to set aside a box (at home or at work) and then from the 1st of December until Christmas Eve simply donate an item from our shopping list to the box. Then, bring your advent calendar […]

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Big Neighbourhood Collection for Taunton FoodBank

We will be in Tesco Castle Street on Thursday 1st of December; Friday 2nd of December; and Saturday 3rd of December as part of the Big Neighbourhood Collection in partnership between the Trussell Trust and Tesco. Our volunteers will be there and look forward to seeing you. This is a great opportunity to find out […]

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Latest figures show 770 emergency food parcels given to local people by Taunton Foodbank in six months

770 three day emergency food boxes given to local people in crisis by Taunton Foodbank in first half of the year – over 40% went to families with children. Latest statistics published by The Trussell Trust foodbank network show UK-wide foodbank figures are still not decreasing   Over 770 three day emergency food boxes were […]

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Items desperately needed by Taunton Foodbank

We are calling again upon the wonderful generosity of our community to help us feed those in crisis in our communities. We are desperately in need of the following items: Long life Fruit Juice Jam Tinned Rice Pudding If you can help us, please donate your wonderful gifts in one of our supermarket collection points. […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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