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Four Years of Food Parcels – Reflections from West Cheshire

Image: People with direct experience of poverty distributed red foodbank vouchers to people queuing for lunch at the West Cheshire Poverty Truth Commission launch. The message ‘Visiting the foodbank was the lowest part of my story’ was printed on the back of the voucher. Credit: Alec Spencer Ruth Mock, Family Life Officer at the Diocese […]

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I, Daniel Blake

Ken Loach’s gritty drama, I, Daniel Blake, provokes reactions in everyone who watches it. We were invited to attend some screenings in our local communities hosted by the Unite/Community unions. The format is to get together to watch the film, have a cuppa and a biscuit and then share our reactions. The idea is catching […]

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West Cheshire Foodbank Development Plan

November 2016 marked four years of operation for West Cheshire Foodbank. It set out with a commitment to provide food in crisis situations and to speak out against the injustice of food poverty. Sustaining and developing the provision has only been possible through the consistent generosity of local people, businesses and organisations. This Development Plan […]

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Full-time Job Vacancy in the Welcome Network

There are some exciting developments in the Welcome Network that we want to share with you. Please see these two documents that summarise the messages from our partners Healthbox and Feeding Britain. Healthbox – Welcome Network Presentation Feeding Britain Presentation There are contact details  at the end of each document that we recommend to you […]

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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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