News

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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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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