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Poverty Truth Commission Launch

West Cheshire Foodbank believe that food poverty is reduced where there is food justice and that food justice is possible when policy makers and listening to the real experts who have faced food poverty and working together on real solutions. That’s why we are delighted that Cheshire West and Chester will launch a Poverty Truth […]

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Christmas Holiday Lunch & Activities

We worked with local organisations to pilot a holiday food and activity scheme for primary school children this summer (which you can read more about HERE) and it was so successful, we’re helping this to happen in even more places this Christmas – including locations in Ellesmere Port and Neston. The children are welcome along with […]

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#EveryCanHelps

Another great Christmas Foodbank collection organised with Tesco stores nationwide at the start of December. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the organisations and individuals that came along to volunteer – giving out information, encouraging customers to donate and answering any questions raised. Of course these collections would not […]

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Reverse Advent Calendar

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What We Need This Christmas

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Swinton’s Staff Help Raise Awareness Of Foodbank

James, one of our volunteers, spoke to Grahame Reilly from Swinton insurance in Chester about their recent stall outside the town hall helping to raise awareness of Foodbank. Early November in Chester: winter had arrived, hat and scarves were donned and the brollies were up. And members of Swinton Insurance and West Cheshire Foodbank were […]

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Tackling Hunger in West Cheshire: the Inside Story

UPDATE: We’ve got an issue with this video but we’re working to resolve it as soon as we can. A new documentary film about the working of West Cheshire Foodbank is released today (Wednesday 23rd November). It sets out to raise public awareness of some of the reasons people turn to foodbanks – as well […]

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#Cheshire Hunger: Falling Through the Safety Net

A new documentary featuring interviews with people struggling with poverty, foodbank volunteers, partner agencies and local politicians is to be released next week. By revealing life on the frontline at the charity, Cheshire-based, independent filmmaker Michelangelo Girardi, hopes to raise awareness of how the West Cheshire foodbank works and to stimulate conversation about why Foodbanks are […]

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West Cheshire Foodbank joins call to ‘End Hunger’

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Today, on World Food Day (16 October), we are asking everyone to think about poverty at home as well as abroad. Recent data from the United Nations suggests that more than 8 million people here in the UK struggle to put enough food on the table. As organisations and individuals working every day to support […]

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Can You Support Us This Harvest?

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Text ‘WCFB16 £5’ to 70070 to donate £5* In West Cheshire, the large increase in demand for emergency food has placed huge pressure on our food stocks, despite donations also continuing to rise. As Harvest approaches, we’re asking for your support to ensure that we don’t have to turn anyone who is referred to us away. […]

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