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A Big Thank You To Local Green Points

St Helens Foodbank was nominated as one of the five charities by Recycling Rewards and was awarded £2000. A huge thank you to all the members of Recycling Rewards who voted for us.

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ASDA Green Token Scheme

A big thank you to all those who supported us with the green token scheme. We have been designated £200 through the scheme.

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Changes to Foodbank Provision

As of the 12th October 2017, the foodbank at St Helens Baptish Church in Hall Street is now up and running again on Thursdays at 11am-2pm and Saturday mornings at 10am-1pm.

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ASDA Green Token Scheme

St Helens Foodbank have been entered into the ASDA Green Token Scheme, so please don’t forget to pop your tokens into the Foodbank slot when you visit ASDA. Many thanks for your support.

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Supermarket Collection at Tesco

A huge thank you to all the staff, volunteers and shoppers at Tesco who supported our Foodbank collection last weekend. We collected 1.395 tonnes of food, which will really help to replenish our food stocks this summer.

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Changes to Citizens Advice Opening Times

Are you having problems paying your bills? Have you taken out pay day loans? Are bailiffs contacting you regarding unpaid Council Tax and fines? Have your benefits been sanctioned and are you finding it difficult to manage your finances? Then St Helens Citizens Advice, St Helens Foodbank and The Hope Centre may be able to […]

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A Huge Thank You to Our Celebrity Volunteers

A big thank you to Michael Parr (aka Ross from Emmerdale) and his friend Will Nesbit for coming and helping out at our food bank at the Hope Centre over the Christmas period. They worked really hard and we are very thankful for their time. A thank you also to the Saints for their kind […]

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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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