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End Hunger UK Petition

We are supporting the EndHunger UK national petition, designed to send a powerful message to the Prime Minister – it’s time to fix Universal Credit.   We will be sending out paper copies of the petition to foodbank sessions this week – please can you make them available to people to sign. As a matter of urgency, […]

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WE WENT TO LONDON TO SEE THE QUEEN – Diane Jenkins

Colin and Diane Jenkins at Buckingham Palace It all started in February this year with a letter from David Briggs, the    Lord-Lieutenant for Cheshire advising us that Colin had been nominated to   attend the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.  The Garden  Parties, of which there are three a year are held in  recognition of […]

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Reaching into Research, Campaigning for Change – Holly White

We want to see an end to food poverty and therefore the need for Foodbanks in West Cheshire and beyond. It is widely agreed that research, advocacy and campaigning can be mechanisms for change. Whilst our purpose is to provide food for those in need, concurrently we have to be actively pursuing an end of […]

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Food Poverty – a Scandal, a Crisis and a Chronic problem in the UK

Food poverty in the UK, one of the world’s richest countries, is a scandal. It affects a significant minority and excludes them from being fully involved in the social and cultural life of our communities. In April the Trussell Trust issued their annual report. The Trussell Trust foodbank network use a voucher-based approach to help […]

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New Community Development Worker – Kathryn

Kathryn Moorcroft has been appointed as our foodbank Community Development Worker for Ellesmere Port and Neston. This part-time staff role was created as part of our strategy to develop Meeting Places in community venues where those struggling with poverty can easily access a wide range of support. This new post is focused on working with […]

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Poverty Truth Commission Reports: “All we have really done is listen.”

West Cheshire Foodbank was a key driver in getting the Poverty Truth Commission off the ground, and it was launched in February 2017 to bring together some of Cheshire West and Chester’s key decision makers with those living at the sharp end of poverty. For the last twelve months, 15 Community Inspirers have spent time […]

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New Trustee – Finance – Ian Oulton

Ian Oulton appointed Trustee, Finance Ian Oulton has joined the trustee board in February. He will take over accountability for matters relating to Finance from fellow trustee, Diane Jenkins, who has been covering the role for the past year. Prior to his retirement, Ian had a successful career in Banking and Finance for over 35 […]

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Reflections Over 5 Years

We asked Terry, one of our volunteers at Wesley Church in Chester who has been with us since the very beginning, to reflect on the development and experiences of West Cheshire Foodbank over this time. “Five Years helping at Foodbank! I was taken aback last October to realise that Foodbank in West Cheshire had been […]

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Business Friends of West Cheshire Foodbank

With the ending of the Foodbank’s 3 year start-up support funding we are also now seeking to put the organisation onto a sustainable financial footing, so that we are not only able to collect the food we need, but to pay the organisation and distribution costs. As well as individual “Friends of West Cheshire Foodbank” […]

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New Job Vacancies With WCFB and Citizens Advice

We are recruiting two staff to work together as part of our growing partnership in Ellesmere Port and Neston: Shared office base in central Ellesmere Port.   Community Development Worker with West Cheshire Foodbank Pay: £14,014 for 20 hours/week West Cheshire Foodbank was established in 2012 by church leaders to provide food for those in […]

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