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Food Swap with Stockport Foodbank

On Wednesday 8th May 2019, two volunteers from Rochdale Foodbank drove to Stockport to swap food which both foodbanks had an excess of for food that they were short of. We swapped just over 500 tins of veg for an equivalent amount of Pasta Sauce. In all we took 213.75 kg of tinned vegetables and […]

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PAR Group Support for Local Foodbanks

Rochdale Foodbank would like to give a big shout out to the generous folk at PAR Group who have donated to Rochdale Foodbank and LW Storehouse. This kind donation comes at a time when we are seeing an dramatic increase in the number of people in food poverty. PAR Group commented… “The use of foodbanks […]

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Anonymous Tesco Donation

On Thursday 29th November Sylvia (a Wednesday volunteer) was asked by a member of her Pilates class which items the foodbank were short of – she mentioned milk and milky puddings. Members of Rochdale Foodbank were attending the store that day to collect public donations. Sylvia then said… “At 12.30 she popped into Tesco asking […]

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Belfield School Harvest Donation

Congratulations to pupils and their families from Belfield Community School who supported Rochdale Foodbank during harvest time by donating a massive amount of food for the desperate people who need our help at this time of the year. Pictured alongside pupils are Iain Wight and Margaret Ogden of Rochdale Foodbank. A big thank you from […]

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Rochdale Foodbank Celebrates 6 Years

Rochdale Foodbank celebrated 6 years of operation at Rochdale Town Hall on Wednesday 14th November joined by Trussell Trust and dignitaries from the borough including the Mayor of Rochdale Mohammed Zaman. We have now been going for 6 years and although we hoped that we would see an end to food poverty, sadly this year […]

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Rochdale Foodbank Newsletters

As part of our initiative to share more information with our community about what we are doing, we are now releasing quarterly newsletters. Written and put together by our publicity co-ordinator Mr John Rowe. We will keep you updated with all that Rochdale Foodbank have been doing and how we are managing the donations that […]

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Local Girls Help Out for Duke of Edinburgh Award

Over the school holidays Rochdale Foodbank received generous help from three local schoolgirls taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. This is the testimonial that the girls together wrote:- This year our chosen charity is the Rochdale Foodbank.   We (Ellie, Amy and Becky) are doing our Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award and for our […]

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Mauser UK presentation to the foodbank

Mauser UK presenting Rochdale Foodbank with food and a cheque for £500. Pictured: Andrew Beardmore, Margaret Wight, Andy Smith, Ellie Barham and Iain Wight. A quote from Andy Smith: “I have had so much satisfaction on getting this project off the ground because you do so much good work for the community and a well deserved cause. On […]

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What – No Bags !?

Last week Rochdale Foodbank ran out of plastic bags completely. The Coop at Milnrow and Marks & Spencer gave us a bundle and then Tesco turned up with 3000 ! Between them all they saved the day ! Pictured with Iain Wight is Angie from Tesco with 3 students from Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School […]

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Rochdale – You Have Done Us Proud

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