News and Events

St Mary’s, St Patrick’s Church and St Mary’s RC Primary School,
Harvest Foodbank Collection
Saturday 2nd October
10—12 noon
St Mary’s Church Carpark
Featherstall Road

Falinge Park High School – Fundraising

Many thanks to all the teachers and pupils who recently took part in a non-uniform day. You raised over 117 kg of food – well done ! Thank you so much.

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Norden Methodist Church – Food Donation

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Rochdale Foodbank were asked by the thursday afternoon ladies group at Norden Methodist Church to speak to them about the foodbank. They were very interested in all we do and have decided to now collect food for us. Thank you so much Norden Methodist Church.

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Hamer Community Primary School – Fundraising

Hamer Community Primary School recently held a Happiness Fair and the Nursery Class, Reception and Year 5 classes nominated Rochdale Foodbank to receive the proceeds. £80 was raised and this was supplemented by £50 from Morrisons when several pupils accompanied by Mrs Charlene Mullane went shopping at the Kingsway store. The food purchased was presented […]

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Tesco – Food Donation

Rochdale Foodbank held our Tesco collection on Friday 1st July, Saturday 2nd July and Sunday 3rd July. Many thanks to all who donated food to us during our 3 day appeal. Your response was fantastic! We managed to raise over a tonne of food to help local people in need.

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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?

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

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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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out over one million three day emergency food supplies to UK people in crisis in 2014/15.

Benefit delays, low income and benefit changes are the primary reasons why people are currently being referred to foodbanks for emergency food. About Our Statistics The Trussell Trust statistics are a measure of volume – they show the number of people to whom The Trussell Trust foodbanks have given three days’ emergency food. These are […]

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