News

EFB Sponsored Walk 2018

We are holding two sponsored walks, a coffee morning and a cream tea all on the same day – Saturday 23rd June! We are currently providing food for over 100 people each week, and when Universal Credit fully arrives in Exeter we anticipate that we will see even greater demand. So this year, to develop […]

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Foodbank open in snowy weather

We plan to run our foodbank distribution  sessions as usual on Monday 19th March (1pm – 3pm) & Tuesday 20th March (2pm – 4pm) despite the snowy weather. If you have been given a red voucher, please do come along to collect your food – and enjoy a warm drink inside!

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EFB is seeking a part-time administrator

Exeter Foodbank is seeking a part-time administrator to join our team at an exciting time at the foodbank’s development. This role, which is for up to 10 hours per week, will include responsibility for a range of duties including maintaining and updating the database of volunteers, distributors and voucher holders, taking minutes at meetings, circulating information, replenishing […]

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Christmas Opening Times 2017

Our food distribution sessions in the run up to Christmas are as follows: Monday 18th December         1pm – 3pm         The Mint Methodist Church Tuesday 19th December         2pm – 4pm           The Mint Methodist Church Wednesday 20th December   2.30pm – 4pm     The Beacon […]

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Winter 2017 Newsletter

Our Winter 2017 Newsletter is now out! In this edition, alongside our latest news and statistics, you’ll find a number of articles around the theme of ‘foodbanks; myths and reality’.   Reflecting on his first year as foodbank manager, Mark Richardson compares public perceptions of foodbanks with what he has learnt about life ‘behind the scenes’ at […]

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Exeter Foodbank Reverse Advent Calendar 2017

  Share Christmas generosity within your community – and raise awareness of food poverty – through taking on a food-related challenge every day throughout advent with our Exeter Foodbank Reverse Advent Calendar .  (You might like to download and print a copy to pin up somewhere visible – as a reminder to keep you on track!) […]

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Harvest Festival 2017

Autumn is in the air, and harvest festival is upon us! As the weather turns chilly, we’d love it if you could support local people who are struggling to heat their homes and put food on the table by supporting our harvest appeal: If your school, workplace, church or community group would like to organise a […]

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Holiday Hunger

We invited local schools to provide weekly foodbank vouchers to families who would normally get free school meals during term time and might suffer particular hardship during the holidays.  This led to increased families visiting over the summer – with colouring and nail painting available to occupy the children whilst parents collected their food. EFB […]

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Exeter Respect Festival 2017

Volunteers had a good time manning an Exeter Foodbank stand at the Respect Festival in Belmont Park over the weekend of 3rd & 4th of June.  Even the drizzle and intermittent downpours couldn’t put a damper on our spirits! Visitors to the stand tested their knowledge of food poverty in our quiz, whilst younger guests took […]

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Spring / Summer 2017 Newsletter

Our Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter is now out! In this edition, we respond to the findings of a recent study into the impact of benefit sanctions – a factor which affects a significant number of the people we see at EFB.    The newsletter also contains updates on our latest statistics and stories, and contains a special feature on the work of Exeter […]

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