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The flick of a switch – Tim’s Story

Power socket Bournemouth Foodbank switch

  “I never thought I would need or use a foodbank.”   In fact from what I had seen on TV I thought it was just for homeless people – or almost homeless people. A few years ago my savings account held one year’s rent in it at all times. An unfortunate set of events […]

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Combined Harvest Appeal

Harvest Hay Bales - Donate to Bournemouth Foodbank

Help support Bournemouth Foodbank with food and funds this Harvest! Foodbanks rely on donations of both food and money to help them provide this vital service of supporting people facing a crisis within communities across the UK. Without your goodwill, we would really struggle to operate and that’s why your support is needed more than […]

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Holiday Hunger

School Holiday hunger Bournemouth Foodbank fundraising

‘Help is here but we need your support’ ‘Help is here but we need your support’ say Bournemouth Foodbank, as new stats reveal the rise in food for children is behind increased foodbank need during holidays Bournemouth Foodbank has asked local people to check what donations are most needed in the area this summer, following […]

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AFC Bournemouth Charity Partnership

Bournemouth Foodbank charity partner for AFC Bournemouth Football Club

  The Foodbank is AFC Bournemouth Supporters’ Charity Partner for 2018/19! We won! Thank you so much to all the supporters who voted for Bournemouth Foodbank. This is the beginning of a beautiful partnership. The club have already been extremely generous by inviting 10 of our volunteers to watch the recent friendly against Marseille. Alison Mayne, […]

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Bournemouth Businesses Supporting Bournemouth Foodbank

Bournemouth Businesses Fundraising

Bournemouth Foodbank relies on the support of many groups in the community, including a number of small local businesses. We are hugely grateful to the staff and customers at The Firkin Shed micropub and All Things Nice café, who have been kindly donating money to help us in our work to end poverty in Bournemouth. […]

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Kat’s story – Making Ends Meet

Kat's story - smile - Bournemouth Foodbank

In our mission to help, it’s so important that we treasure the stories of the difference the Foodbank is able to make in peoples’ lives. Today we’d love to share one of these stories with you, about a lady called Kat. Kat came into the Foodbank due to a crisis with her job. She was […]

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Foodbank Open Day

Bournemouth Foodbank staff, children and church leaders bishop

Bournemouth Foodbank recently welcomed some very important people to the new warehouse in Boscombe! Students from St. James’ Church of England Primary Academy came to help pack food parcels and were joined by leaders and members of local churches. Even the Bishop of Southampton made a guest appearance! The new warehouse and office are generously […]

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Give while you shop

How can we be conscientious in the way we consume? We all buy stuff! From basic essentials like food and clothes, to all those contracts like car insurance or mobile phone tariffs and some occasional luxuries like a holiday abroad or a new mountain bike. What if we could give money as easily as we spend […]

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Sponsors lend a hand – to build what they bought!

JP Morgan Volunteer at Bournemouth Foodbank

Bournemouth Foodbank partners with a variety of local groups who have a desire to see poverty eradicated in our town. Two of our corporate sponsors went above and beyond in support of our relocation project by sending teams of volunteers to help fit the items they had bought for the new warehouse.   Foresters Financial […]

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Superfoods! What goes in a food parcel – and why!

Superfood - Bournemouth Foodbank Food Parcels

Superfoods! What goes in a food parcel and why? The contents list of an emergency food parcel has been very carefully considered by the Trussell Trust’s team of nutritionists to ensure we are providing a balanced diet to our clients. Recently, we’ve been pleased to work with nutrition students from Bournemouth University’s Faculty of Health […]

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