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Trick or Tin!

Living Light Christian Church Taunton & Wellington ran a Trick or Tin initiative and collected an amazing 196.3 kgs of food for us on Halloween. What a clever idea and thank you so much for your generosity.    

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The Red Box podcast

The Red Box podcasts are a platform where Matt Chorley and a selection of leading Times writers and columnists give their perspective on major national and international stories. With Westminster in turmoil, Matt Chorley heads back to his hometown of Taunton to talk shops, Brexit and the long-trailed Lib Dem fightback. He also came along to the […]

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Reverse Advent Calendar

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Official Opening of our newly refurbished warehouse

We officially opened our newly refurbished Foodbank yesterday thanks to one generous donation which covered the cost not only of all the building work necessary but also gave us a hospitality budget which the donor insisted was used to thank all who work with us. It was a pleasure to see so many faces and have a […]

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Norton Fitzwarren Church School

And another amazing donation came in today from Norton Fitzwarren Church School. 103.1 kgs of food! Pictured below are members of the School Council and Charity Team with Mr Chris Owen. Our heartfelt thanks to all involved for such an enormous effort.  

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Amazing Effort from a 6 year old

    Taunton Foodbank was the beneficiary of an amazing initiative from 6 year old Thea Miles of St Andrews Church School. Thea set herself 30 reading challenges over the summer holidays and raised £243 which in turn bought 154kgs of food. The 30 challenges she set herself included reading upside down, reading a book […]

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Capita donation

We were delighted to meet Nicola, Emma-Lea, Lucy and Maria from Capita Travel & Events, Blackbrook business park, last week. As part of their ‘go local’ volunteering week they collected 37.5 kgs of food for us for which we are hugely grateful. Pictured here with our Manager, Sue Weightman.  

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Big Thank You

We had a wonderful response to our appeal for more donations as our uptake has risen by 6% since last year.  The Somerset County Gazette have published this article expressing our thanks.  Do click on this link if you would like to read it.     This is what the Foodbank looks like after 4.7 tonnes of […]

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Social action project helping our community

  We were delighted to have so many hands to help us out this morning.  Well done to all in Team 6 of the National Citizens Service in Taunton who came in to pack school boxes as part of their social action project to help the community.

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The power of social media

And the feel good stories just keep on coming in, thanks to our amazing community. This time it is about one of our Facebook friends who, sadly, is housebound with a chronic illness. Last Christmas she took part in our Reverse Advent initiative and had a friend deliver her donations. She then started following us […]

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