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The Co-op Local Community Fund: We Need Your Help

Exeter Foodbank is one of 3 Exeter-based charities selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund https://causes.coop.co.uk/ Every time Co-op members buy Co-op branded products (and use their membership card) in a central Exeter store, 1% of their spend will be given to a local cause, including the Foodbank, if you choose us! […]

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Stock News from EFB

With many people holding Harvest Collections for the Foodbank this month, we asked Pete Scott how we were doing with current supply and demand. Our RED LIST shows the items that we have two weeks supply or less of and that will run out – currently this contains ten items with another seven running very […]

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Foodbank and My Donate

A lot of our supporters have asked if they can make one off donations or set up regular giving online and the answer is now a resounding YES YOU CAN! We’ve signed up to My Donate to enable you to make secure payments online in a simple and speedy way and to GIFT AID donations at the […]

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Exeter Foodbank has been awarded the Exeter Living Awards ‘Charity of the Year 2016’!

‘The Exeter Living Awards beat all expectations in its first year in 2016. They are fast becoming a business highlight of Exeter.’ These are the most prestigious, most tightly contested Awards in the region with the greatest number of local companies involved. Winning an Exeter Living Award is a powerful accolade and being selected as […]

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Exeter Foodbank launches Friends Appeal

Today, Exeter Foodbank is pleased to announce the launch of our Friends of Exeter Foodbank programme. Friends of Exeter Foodbank support us with regular financial donations to ensure that the work to feed local people in crisis can continue. In addition to a need for food, the Foodbank has many hidden costs to be met […]

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The Trussell Trust scoops top award at the Charity Awards 2016!

‘The Trussell Trust is delighted to announce that it has taken the Overall Award at this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector…’ Read more about the Trussell Trust’s awards here!

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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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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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