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Closed August Bank Holiday 2020

There will be the following change to the opening times for Aston and Nechells Foodbank on the August Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August 2020 – Foodbank closed for Bank Holiday Monday – there will be no distribution at St Matthews Church, Nechells. There is no change to opening times for the rest of the week. […]

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National food collection at Tesco, 20th – 22nd August 2020

Every larger Tesco store in the country is about to run a summer food collection where customers will be encouraged to donate items of food.  This will be over three days from Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd August 2020. Special donation points will be put up at Aston Lane Tesco supermarket in order for food […]

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August 2020 update

We have a new report with information on how Aston and Nechells Foodbank is reducing risk to volunteers and clients and an update on some of the generous material and financial support that has kept us going during the COVID-19 crisis.  We are most grateful for the generosity shown by organisations and individuals during this time.  […]

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Face mask use

In line with the change in government requirements for shops, from next Monday 27th July Aston & Nechells Foodbank are encouraging all those who attend any of our Monday, Wednesday or Friday distribution sessions to wear a face covering. Please come with your own mask to wear.   We shall have a small stock of disposable […]

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Covid-19 update 25/07/2020

Latest news 25th July 2020 In line with the change in government requirements for shops (although this is not mandatory for foodbank distribution) from next Monday 27th July Aston & Nechells Foodbank will be encouraging all those who attend any of our Monday, Wednesday or Friday distribution sessions to wear a face covering. We shall have […]

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Foodbank Newsletter May 2020

The latest edition of the Aston and Nechells Foodbank newsletter is now available. As usual the newsletter has details about where we operate and the process for accessing the Foodbank.   In the May edition you can read about some of our amazing volunteers and why they have got involved.  For those who like statistics we […]

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Thank you for COVID-19 crisis help

Thank you to the many individuals, organisations and businesses who have supported Aston and Nechells Foodbank at this difficult time.   The virus outbreak is increasing the demand on the Foodbank and we are very grateful for the extra support that is being shown. One of the Foodbank trustees, Nigel, has provided an update on the […]

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Foodbank newsletter February 2020

The latest edition of the Aston and Nechells Foodbank newsletter is now available. In the February edition you can read about the initiative to provide starter packs to single adults who have recently moved into the area.  We can support them with items of food and the essential cooking equipment to help them to make […]

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State of Hunger report

The Trussel Trust have commissioned a study into the causes of hunger in the UK and why people may need support from Foodbanks. We know from experience at Aston and Nechells Foodbank that there can be a range of factors: benefit delays or sanctions, low pay, increased cost of living, unexpected events such as bereavement. […]

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Foodbank Newsletter November 2019

The latest Aston and Nechells Foodbank newsletter is now available. If you would like to receive this by email please get in touch to be added to the mailing list. The newsletter can also be downloaded here

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