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Grow Your Tenner!

This autumn, commencing on Tuesday 17th October, Ely Foodbank is taking part in Localgiving’s “Grow Your Tenner“ match funding campaign. This is a great opportunity to see your donation to Ely Foodbank multiplied. There are two methods available for providing donations and to see them boosted in value. For one-off donations, any donation you make through […]

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Summer Newsletter

Read our latest news and developments in our summer newsletter: Ely Foodbank – Summer 2017 Newsletter issue 1.0a

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7 7 7 Campaign

Ely Foodbank is looking for new regular donors to help its year to year operations. When the Foodbank first begun 5 years ago the response brought a huge blessing that enabled us grow across the wide area we now serve. With that growth has come increased operating costs – hence the need now for new […]

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2016 Harvest Underway

Its Harvest time again – where we are so grateful for schools, churches, businesses who collect Foodbank items on our behalf. Our stock levels reach their low point in the summer, and are replenished through harvest festivals and special collections – thankyou! This year we are particularly short of Long life fruit juice, Tinned Soup, […]

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Tesco Collection Brings in 2.7 Tonnes of Food

We are delighted that our recent special collection days at Tesco stores in Ely and March brought in over 2.7 tonnes of donated food.

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Tesco Special Collection Days 30th June, 1st & 2nd July

On Thursday 30th June, Friday 1st July and Saturday 2nd we will be making a special collection at Tesco Ely and Tesco March stores. Shopping lists will be available on the way in, and volunteers to help collect the food will be only too pleased to received donated food on your way out. These special […]

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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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Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out over one million three day emergency food supplies to UK people in crisis in 2014/15.

Benefit delays, low income and benefit changes are the primary reasons why people are currently being referred to foodbanks for emergency food. About Our Statistics The Trussell Trust statistics are a measure of volume – they show the number of people to whom The Trussell Trust foodbanks have given three days’ emergency food. These are […]

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