Latest news and events

 June 2016

 

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 info@farnborough.foodbank.org.uk 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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UK foodbanks

The Trussell Trust foodbank network works in partnership with local churches and organisations to bring foodbanks to communities across the UK. There are now over 400 foodbanks in the network. Find out about our national network here

No food - How to get help

The FOODBANK can help by providing emergency supplies to those in crisis.  If you need help in a sudden crisis contact the Citizens Advice Bureau, Health visitor, the local Job Centre, Rushmoor Housing Department, Children's Centre, Church Minister, Social Worker, Doctors Surgery, Housing Officer or one of the area’s Voluntary Sector workers to discuss your situation.  They can give you a voucher to obtain food. 

If they are not registered with us ask them to get in touch with us and we can get them set up with some Vouchers. 

For further information call Farnborough Foodbank on 07954 105279 or email: info@farnborough.foodbank.org.uk

Or contact the Office on 01252 331668 between 9.45am and 2.30pm Monday to Thursday.

 

Farnborough Foodbank Centre:

 

For clients holding food vouchers 

St Christopher's Church, 55 Cove Road, Farnborough GU14 0EX is open

on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12.00pm - 2.30pm

 

Office Contact nos. 

 07954 105279

 01252 331668  (Mon-Thurs 9.30-2.30)

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT SHORTAGES.

Tinned Fruit
Tinned Spaghetti
Small Jars of Coffee
UHT Milk
Tinned Rice Pudding
Sponge Puddings
Packets Instant Custard
Jars of Jam
Bath Bath
Baby Shampoo
 
 

We do not however require any of the following as there is a surplus in our store:-
Cereals
Pasta, rice
Baked beans, Soup or Tinned Tomatoes

 

Many thank again for your continued support
 
If you would like to help by making a cash donation :-
TEXT to 70075 with msg FOOD29 followed by your amount.
 

 

Our Politics

The Trussell Trust is a Christian charity that does not affiliate itself with any political party and currently receives no government funding. We are non-judgemental and inclusive, providing assistance to people of all backgrounds and all faiths or none who are found to be in genuine need. 

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April 2016

Benefit delays and changes remain the biggest cause of foodbank use. However, here is an example of one of the situations where our help was needed.

Kane and his wife Chelsea were both working professionals, but when his mental health deteriorated and there were complications with her pregnancy, they were both temporarily unable to work. Kane said: 


"We never expected to need a foodbank, but our lives completely changed in two months. Just five minutes to breathe can really make all the difference, that's why foodbanks are such a lifeline."