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Increased demand for food

According to new figures just released by The Trussell Trust, between April 2017 and March 2018, Aston Nechells Foodbank supplied 3,056 people with emergency food parcels. 1,123 children and 1,933 adults – this is a rise of 12.5% over the previous year. Nationwide, Foodbank use is up by 13% on the previous year, a higher increase than the […]

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70th celebration sponsored walk and cycle

David Fletcher writes: I have so much to be thankful for as I approach my “three score years and ten”, not least good health and fitness. Ten years ago, I celebrated turning sixty by cycling sixty miles in one day: actually, I took two wrong turnings, so ended up cycling seventy. This time, I am […]

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Foodbank collection outside Aston Villa Football Club

On Saturday 28th April, from 1pm – 3pm there will be a bucket and long life food collection outside Aston Parish Church, Witton Lane, B6 6QA and outside Birchfield Gospel Hall, junction of Trinity Road and Witton Road, B6 6HZ. All long life foods accepted!  We really need tinned tomatoes, tinned fruit, tinned meat, tinned […]

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Generous support at Tesco collections

Many thanks to all the generous shoppers who supported our most recent collections at Aston Lane Tesco, on Saturday 27th January and Saturday 17th March. Approximately a tonne of food was donated across the two collections.

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Amey help with Christmas Foodbank Collection

A big thank you to many staff from Amey who helped with the three day collection back in December 2017.  Volunteers from the company helped at Aston Lane Tesco, and with sorting out the donations at the Aston and Nechells Foodbank warehouse afterwards.      

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Ladywood MP visits Foodbank

The MP for Ladywood, Shabana Mahmood, visited Aston distribution centre in December 2017 and spent time talking with clients and volunteers.

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Birmingham New Street Station collection Friday 13th July 2018

We are delighted that Network Rail have invited Aston and Nechells Foodbank to hold a bucket collection at Birmingham New Street Station on Friday 13th July 2018. We would welcome volunteers who can help for two hour slots on the day.  Please contact info@astonnechells.foodbank.org.uk, or 07384213621. The collection will be held between 8am and 6pm. […]

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May Bank Holiday closures 2018

Please note that on the May bank holidays: Monday 7th May 2018 Monday 28th May 2018 The Nechells distribution centre at St Matthews Church will be closed.  All other sessions in these weeks will be open as normal.

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Birmingham Marathon

A big thank you to Dennis Cluley for running the Birmingham International Marathon on the 15th October 2017.  He raised in excess of £200 with all donations going to Aston and Nechells Foodbank.  We are very grateful for donations made in this way.  Please see: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/denniscluley1 Could you do the same?  It’s easy to set up […]

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Donations needed!

We are currently running short of the following items :- Toiletries including soap, shampoos, shower gel, deodorants, feminine hygiene, razors and toilet rolls. We also need powdered potato, long life milk, dried milk, jam & bottles of squash. If anyone is able to contribute money this will also help to buy stocks of whatever is […]

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