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Foodbank collection outside Aston Villa Football Club

On Saturday 15th December, 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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Foodbank newsletter

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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Brumfeeds Campaign News

On the 14th December, the Foodbank will be supporting the collection to be held outside the Council House in Victoria Square.  This will be open to receive donations from 8am to 2pm.

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Tesco Aston Lane publicise needs of the homeless

On the 19th October, the Foodbank had an information stall at Tesco Aston Lane as part of their drive to help customers be more aware of needs of the homeless.  As always, we had many interesting conversations and encouraging support for the Foodbank and the other organisations who took part.   Particular thanks to Hilary Miller […]

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National Tesco collection at Aston Lane Tesco

As part of the national Tesco foodbank collection, we will be collecting food at Tesco Aston Lane on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December.  We would love to have more volunteers for these three days. Please can you put these dates in your diary and get in touch if you’re free […]

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Warehouse moves!

On the 9th October, the Foodbank warehouse relocated from Erdington to St Matthew’s Church, 63 Wardlow Road, Nechells, B7 4JH. The warehouse will be open every Tuesday between 10:00 – 13:00 to receive donations. The Foodbank would like to thank Erdington Foodbank and Sainsburys for providing a free share of warehousing space at the former […]

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Liam Byrne MP supports the Foodbank

On the 14th September, several committee members met with Liam Byrne, MP for Hodge Hill, at Christ Church Burney Lane in Ward End.  Liam is very aware of the significant needs in each of our wards, and is very keen to promote and support Aston and Nechells Foodbank.  Following this meeting, Liam wrote to 35 local […]

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Volunteers summer BBQ

On the 31st August volunteers from the different sites of Aston, Nechells and Washwood Heath joined together for a BBQ.  We had great weather and good company.  Many thanks to David Fletcher for cooking, and everyone who brought scrumptious puddings!

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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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