News

Taunton Foodbank sees a huge surge in the uptake of School Holiday Boxes

Taunton Foodbank and its hubs in Wellington and Wiveliscombe have distributed more than three times as many School Holiday boxes this year than in the corresponding period a year ago. From 1 April to 30 September, which includes both the Easter and Summer holidays, 318 School Holiday Boxes have been given out compared to 99 […]

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Food over half term and holidays

In light of the current news about child poverty, please remember that Taunton Foodbank and its hubs in Wellington and Wiveliscombe will always supply families identified as in need by their relevant schools with school food parcels over the half terms and holidays. This has always been our practice and will continue to be so. […]

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B&M store opening in Taunton

B&M Stores have selected a local charity that has gone above and beyond for the local community, and as a token of their recognition, they have invited our Manager, Sue Weightman, from Taunton Foodbank, as their VIP guest and Local Hero to come and open the store for them on its first day! The store […]

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Christmas 2020: Reverse Advent Calendar

    Instead of our ever popular Christmas Reverse Advent Calendar, where you put a tin of food into an empty cardboard box during the 24 days leading up to Christmas, against a shopping list we publish, we are asking those who wish to donate at Christmas to fill a jar with a coin a […]

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Zoom in, to Help Out

On Friday 4 September, an event was held to raise money for us called “Zoom in, to Help Out” which featured local award-winning photographer George Reekie who kindly shared his great experience with around 25 keen photographers who joined the Zoom demonstration. This raised a substantial amount for the Foodbank and to all those who […]

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CLIC Sargent walk

One of our wonderful volunteers, Alison Perry, has been out raising money for a very good cause and this is her account of it: “We did it! Sunday 20th was a lovely sunny day, and 6 of us walked a little over 10k of the Grand Western Canal and between us raised over £1000 for […]

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Somerset Wyverns American Football Club

A big shout out to Stacey and Laura who put a lot of thought and planning into making sure they can contribute to our supplies.  They collected enough money to purchase 142.9 kgs (weight of a lineman apparently – who knew!) of food for us. Apparently they crashed two scan and go tills along with […]

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Wellington Hub re-opening Thursday 10 September

A small sign of normality returning – we are re-opening our Wellington hub this Thursday 10 September between 1330-1430 for clients and donations alike – we can be found in our usual place at Wellington United Reformed Church, Fore Street, Wellington TA21 8AQ. Happy days!

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Having your cake and eating it!

Lydeard Farm Shop chose us as their first charity of the month in August and, with the proceeds from the sales of their delicious Lemon Drizzle Cake, raised a whopping £180.  They topped it up to £200 and Booker Cash and Carry have very kindly agreed to deliver directly their order of urgent needs for […]

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Day Lewis Pharmacy in Wiveliscombe

  A huge shout out to Day Lewis Pharmacy in Wiveliscombe who have collected money over the summer and converted it into toiletries for us to include in our food boxes. We are so grateful to all of you who contributed for thinking of us.

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