Year 11 Pupils from St James’ School Citizenship Class report on their visits to the Foodbank

Foodbanks- Are they working? The Trussell Trust / Foodbank network is a non-profit, charitable organisation that distributes food to those who have difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid hunger. The Trussell Trust is a strong network of foodbanks which help to give food to people all over the UK. Even though some may say that […]

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Christmas 2018 Opening Hours

Over the Christmas period our opening hours will be as follows: Friday 22nd Dec: Open as normal Mon 25th Dec – Mon 1st Jan: CLOSED Tuesday 2nd Jan onwards: Open as normal A number of our referral agencies will be holding emergency food boxes during these times to ensure that food will still reach those […]

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Why not try a Reverse Advent Calendar this year?

What is a Reverse Advent Calendar?  The idea is that rather than receiving something each day, you give something to your local foodbank.  You don’t need anything special.  Simply get an empty box and put an item in each day in the run up to Christmas.  It’s a great way to show children that Christmas […]

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Heart of Salford Awards 2016


Farnworth and Kearsley Foodbank was pleased to recognise the amazing work of our Salford based volunteers this year at the Heart of Salford Awards 2016, organised by Salford CVS and held at a special ceremony at the AJ Bell Stadium on the 5th December. Volunteers at Wharton and Clegg’s Lane Church and Community Centre in Little Hulton […]

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Christmas Opening Hours


Over the Christmas period our opening hours will be as follows: 23rd Dec: Open as normal 24th-27th Dec: CLOSED 28th Dec: Open at ‘Wharton and Clegg’s Lane Church and Community Centre’ 10.30am-1pm 29th Dec : Open at ‘Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Centre’ 12-2pm 30th Dec – 2nd Jan: CLOSED 3rd Jan onwards: Open as […]

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Neighbourhood Food Collection


Help us support people facing hunger this winter by joining us for the UK’s biggest food collection.   From the 1st to 3rd December, we’re hosting a food collection with Tesco as part of the ninth Neighbourhood Food Collection. Christmas can be a difficult time for individuals and families who are already managing on extremely tight budgets. The […]

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Join our Christmas Appeal 2016!


Donate festive food to help foodbank bring joy to local families in crisis this Christmas We are asking local people to help bring festive cheer to families struggling to eat this Christmas by donating festive food items to the foodbank. For some families, the Christmas hampers given out alongside standard food parcels will be their […]

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The Travellin’ Strings fundraising for Foodbank

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We are very happy to announce that the Travellin’ Strings, an acoustic guitar and vocal group from the local area, are playing a fantastic set at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Centre on the 30th September, all in aid of funds for Foodbank! The group play songs from the 1950s onwards that they love to […]

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Join our Combined Harvest Appeal!


  Help support our foodbank with food and funds this Harvest!   Our foodbank relies on donations of both food and money to help us support people facing a crisis within communities across the UK. Without your goodwill, our foodbank would really struggle to operate, and that’s why your support is needed more than ever […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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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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