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Job Vacancy – Project Manager (Maternity Cover)

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Farnworth Baptist Church are currently seeking to recruit the right person for the following position: Foodbank and Volunteer Manager (Maternity Cover until February 2018) Starting Salary: £21,000 (Pro rata) Hours: 25 hours per week (Mon to Fri 9:30 – 3:00) Location: The Well, with some travel around the local area required We are seeking someone […]

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Heart of Salford Awards 2016

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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  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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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

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With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

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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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