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Jenny

Jenny came to the Chester and Ellesmere Port Foodbank last month, having been diagnosed with terminal Cancer. Her prognosis was three to six months. She already suffered with several chronic illnesses preventing her from working over the last two years and was in receipt of Disability Living Allowance. Having no family she was trying to […]

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More people receiving emergency food!

Since November 2012, the number of people receiving emergency food from us in Chester and Ellesmere Porthas increased dramatically. We are now helping over 400 people every month. This trend is in line with other local Foodbanks, some of whom have witnessed a tenfold increase in visitors as reported recently in The Leader. Nationally, the numbers […]

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Tomato Sauce: A ‘Pop-Up in the Port’ Recipe

Tomato Sauce 1 onion1 clove garlicDrop oil2 large cans chopped tomatoesHandful fresh basil or dried herbsSalt and Ground Pepper Equipment Knife, chopping board, pan, large cooking spoon Method 1. Chop onion and crush garlic2. Heat oil in pan and gently soften onion and garlic3. Add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper4. Simmer gently for 20 minutes […]

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£545 raised at Ramadhan

A total of 30 people donated £545 worth of food weighing in at 545 kilograms to us whilst observing fasts during Ramadhan. Following their success, the group have been inspired to make this an annual event. We cannot thank you enough for your support.

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Neston Market Stall

We really appreciated the support for Foodbank from residents today at our Neston Market Stall, with large numbers of people asking to find out more and wanting to volunteer.   Neston residents who receive a voucher currently have to travel to Ellesmere Port or to Chester to receive food. Recognising how difficult this can be, we have started the […]

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Thankyou to Bishops’ Bluecoat!

A massive thanks to the pupils at Bishops’ Bluecoat Church of England High School in Chester for collecting food for us!   We rely on donations of food from local schools and community groups. Our thanks also go to the staff for their support for our work and their invitation to speak to Years 8 to 11. […]

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Welcome

Welcome to our new blog! We’ll soon be giving visitors to the Foodbank the chance to share their stories with you here. We’ll also keep you updated on what we’re up to and share the latest Foodbank news and events that are taking place in Chester and Ellesmere Port. You can follow us by entering your email […]

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