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Rochdale Round Table Donates £3,000 to Rochdale Foodbank

A cheque was presented to Catherine Entwistle (Rochdale Foodbank co-ordinator) on Tuesday 13 April by Rochdale Round Table, after funds were raised at Christmas with the annual Santa sleigh rides. As the usual Christmas Can Collection could not take place due to the pandemic, monetary donations were encouraged. Members of Rochdale Round Table have thanked […]

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Record Donations

As a Trustee and Treasurer of Rochdale Foodbank I would like to thank everyone who has made a donation of money to us during the Covid-19 crisis. If you read our latest newsletter; click here, you can see there have been many changes at the Foodbank since the lock-down started. However, the one thing that […]

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Morrisons £1 Million Food Donation

As part of the national initiative, Morrisons store on Kingsway are actively involved in the £1 million donation to Foodbanks and other local charities. Around £1,000 of food is being delivered each Monday night and collected the following day. The Foodbank is in receipt of the largest part of this delivery and took first delivery […]

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Rochdale 6th Form College – Christmas Donation

Overwhelming amounts of food and essential items have been donated to Rochdale Foodbank and Rochdale Sanctuary Trust Soup Kitchen by our generous students and staff  ahead of a difficult time of year for those in need. Donations were collected by the Students’ Union in exchange for wearing a Christmas jumper for the day. A whopping […]

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Falinge Park High School – Christmas Donation & Messages

Falinge Park High School’s Years 8 and 10 made an enormous pre-Christmas collection for Rochdale’s Foodbank delivered by four Year 8 students. The total weight of food raised was over 424 kg. When volunteers went to the school to say thank you to the year groups at their morning assemblies, the students produced two enormous sheets […]

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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 – Fundraising

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 – Food 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

Pictured alongside pupils are Iain Wight and Margaret Ogden of Rochdale Foodbank. 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. 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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