We are holding a special collection at Tesco in Aldershot on Thursday 30th June, Friday 1st July and Saturday 2nd July..from 9.30.am till 16.00pm. Volunteers are still needed for the Saturday please call 01252 331668 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help out..
We have our AGM on Wednesday 6th July at St Christophers Churh in Cove at 14.45. All welcome....
Here is our latest Newsletter:-
News from the National Conference of Trussell Trust shows that their foodbanks fed in excess of 1.1 million people in the past year. Our own numbers have declined in that period by approximately 10%.
Numbers fed last year were 1318 children
1525 adults - TOTAL 2843
This figure does not include organisations such as Terrence Higgins Trust and those local organisations where clients’ personal details are strictly confidential and must not be disclosed.
We do anticipate an increase in these numbers as ‘welfare reform changes’ (introduced by the Government) begin to take effect ie ‘Benefit Caps’ and, as people ‘migrate’ from other benefits to ‘Universal Credit’. The transition period is expected to be difficult to ALL those concerned and is likely to increase demand on us.
Current stock (as at end of March – when last stock taking took place) was very nearly 7 tonnes of food – this figure fluctuates as demand increases.
The Foodbank finances are in a stable position and we have just been given a sizeable grant by S.C. Johnson (Johnson & Johnson of Frimley Green) to enable us to upgrade our van – we are beginning to experience some large and costly repairs ! This new van will stand us in good stead for the coming years.
We have also had a couple of school parties come and look round the store , working in pairs to ‘make up’ a food parcel. This enables youngsters to have a greater understanding of food poverty and how organisations such as ours are able to assist people/families in need.
On Saturday 25th June we will be in attendance at St Christopher’s Church Open Day where we will be displaying the work of EWSL by giving a typical cooking demonstration and showing the work of the Foodbank.
Coming on 6th July is our AGM – all welcome
from 30th June to 2nd July we are engaged in our summer collection from Tesco in Aldershot.
Our team in the store are currently preparing the work during the school summer holidays and will be assembling the stock to make up the school holiday lunches parcels for distribution in July. Enterprise cars have very kindly offered to assist us by providing a van and driver to assist in the delivery of these parcels during July and August.
We are delighted to announce that The Trussell Trust won the Overall Award at the Charity Awards 2016 last night, as... Read more
Here are the figures for the collection we had at Tescos In Aldershot last week(2-4th July). It was a fantastic result... Read more
We have a couple of news items for you this week:-
1. From the collection we had at Waitrose last... Read more