Summing up Summer

At the Foodbank, we know how important it is to keep track of what we’re doing – to recognise the vast amount we’re doing to help those across Bournemouth who need to use the Foodbank. We also love to keep you up to date, to encourage you, our supporters, by showing you the difference that […]

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Reverse Advent Calendar – Christmas 2017

Foodbank Reverse Advent Calendar Donation - Bournemouth Foodbank

It may only just be October, but we’re already in the Christmas spirit! After last year’s success, we’re running our Foodbank Reverse Advent Calendar again this year – and we can’t wait for you to get involved. It’s a pretty simple concept – for each day during December you do one box of our advent calendar, […]

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Foodbank Collections Update

Foodbank Volunteers at Waitrose - Bournemouth Foodbank

On a recent Friday, some of our wonderful Foodbank volunteers headed down to Waitrose Parkstone – not to do their own shopping (although I suspect they might have bought a few bits!) but to collect donations for the Foodbank. These volunteers were on hand to give out Foodbank shopping lists, with items that are most needed at […]

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Liberal Generosity from the LibDems!

Ed posing with the Lib Dems - Bournemouth Foodbank

When the Liberal Democrats packed their bags to head for sunny Bournemouth they made sure to #packatin! This Autumn we're supporting the Bournemouth Foodbank! #PackaTin this Conference and bring something from the shopping list! #LDConf — Lib Dem Conference (@LibDemConf) September 8, 2017 Politicians heading down to Bournemouth for the recent Liberal Democrats Annual Conference generously brought food […]

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Crisis Crate Challenge – Take the challenge!

  Drumroll please! It’s time for the annual… CRISIS CRATE CHALLENGE Will you take up the three-day challenge to live on an emergency food parcel – and discover just how much you take your food for granted? People across Bournemouth are stepping up to take the Foodbank challenge this September. It’s pretty simple – you receive […]

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Easyfundraising – Support the Foodbank for free!

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for Bournemouth Foodbank? There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you […]

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What a haul!

Not so long ago we asked for your help with the Foodbank National Collections. We’re so pleased to share with you how it went! Here’s what Ed, one of our volunteer managers, had to say: Thank you so much for all your hard work.  Chris and I picked up all 92 crates from Tescos this […]

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Staff Story – Lauren, Volunteer Manager

Let us introduce Lauren! Lauren is one of the Foodbank’s volunteer managers – she joined the team last year. She shares some thoughts with us below:   Hi! My name is Lauren and I’m so excited about my role working for the Foodbank.   I was first drawn to the Foodbank as a volunteer – […]

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National Collections – get involved!

Food donation trolley - Bournemouth Foodbank

We’re approaching a very exciting time of year: It’s almost time for National Foodbank Collections!   Every year, we see an amazing response from the British public, as we visit supermarkets and ask for food donations. Anyone who has been part of this before can tell you what a thrilling experience it is to see […]

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Client Stories – Gratitude through Hardship

A client came in to the FoodBank one morning, with his 11 year old son… His English was fairly good, but as we spoke his son helped him with some of the more difficult words. He told me about his wife and daughter who were waiting for them in their new accommodation in Bournemouth, and […]

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