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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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Take part in our 40 for 40 challenge this Lent

With people struggling to afford food living locally, it is important that we can continue to support families in crisis throughout the Easter period. We provide essential emergency food, emotional support and practical advice to families who live near you and really need us. The challenge We are asking people to join us in taking […]

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New EFB Manager: A Message from Mark

Wow!  I have to say how very impressed I am by Exeter Foodbank. In my first few weeks I’ve been bowled over by the passion and energy that our 100+ volunteers bring, and the amazing amount of support from schools, churches, businesses, supermarkets and individuals all across the city. The enthusiasm and ‘buzz’ from the project is really […]

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New Store: The Orange Elephant

 Over two days in February the Foodbank store moved from its childhood home at Rebecca Springs to The Orange Elephant Farm at Kennford. The move was a massive organisational task masterminded by EFB trustee Pete Scott, involving many hours of planning and logistical head-scratching –  not least how to maintain the ongoing re-stocking process so […]

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Christmas 2016 – Opening Times

Please note that our final food distribution sessions for 2016 will take place on Thursday 22nd December (The Mint) and Friday 23rd December (The Beacon Centre).  We will then be closed until Tuesday 3rd January 2017. Our phone line and email will not be monitored during this time – but any messages left will be […]

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