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Ely Foodbank seeks Public Votes

Ely Foodbank Partnership is urging local residents to vote for them in the Hopkins Homes Cambridgeshire Charity Vote with the hope of securing an award of up to £7,000. The public is being asked to vote for their preferred charity from a choice of six shortlisted organisations. The three causes who receive the most votes […]

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Bumper collection at Ely Tesco Supermarket

Our volunteers were thrilled with the generosity of everyone who contributed to the recent collection at Tesco Supermarket in Ely on the 2nd of December. The total amount collected was amazing – with over 500 Kg of food collected (that’s the equivalent of 31 food crates!), and over £200 in monetary donations. A really big thank […]

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Busiest day ever at Foodbank in March

This week, volunteers throughout the Ely Foodbank partnership have been distributing Christmas food hampers to clients. At March, our dedicated volunteer team had their busiest day ever yesterday (Tuesday 13th December). A Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) arrived full of hamper donations from local secondary school and sixth form Neale-Wade Academy. Travelling along with the hampers […]

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Grow Your Tenner!

This autumn, commencing on the 18th 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 […]

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Foodbank push for an early Advent

In the midst of an amazing amount of Harvest giving,  the Ely Foodbank Partnership are already thinking about Christmas. Interest shown via social media for the Reverse Advent Calendar for Foodbank is growing and anyone wishing to help in this simple, but effective way, are invited to do so in November rather than December, when […]

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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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