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John and Janet’s Story, Wandsworth Foodbank

Thanks to John and Janet for sharing their story, and to Wandsworth Foodbank for putting this video together.

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Listen to today’s Woman’s Hour broadcast from a Trafford South Foodbank

After the economic downturn, which way is up?Duration: 58 minutesFirst broadcast: Friday 31st January 2014  On Friday 31st January Woman’s Hour and You & Yours will combine for two outside broadcasts examining the impact of the recession and the strength of the current recovery. For Woman’s Hour Jenni Murray will be live from a food […]

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Newsletter: January 2014

Our latest newsletter is now available. Click here to take a look. You can sign up to receive this by email on our website. It is published four times a year. Take a look now to find out what’s been happening at West Cheshire Foodbank. Thanks!

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We’re looking for Two New Trustees

Role 1: Trustee with responsibility for Finance (Voluntary Position)   Role 2: Trustee with responsibility for Food Collection, Storage and Delivery (Voluntary Position)   Hours: Average of 5 hours per week. Expected attendance at monthly Trustee meetings included   Location: Multiple sites across Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston   West Cheshire Foodbank was established by […]

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Fit to Work? Chris’s Story

“While he was visiting us recently, Chris told us he has lived rough for the last 9 months. Although his G.P.  assessed him to be unfit for work after he suffered from a second stroke, the DWP deemed that this was not the case. He has begun the appeal process with support from the agency that referred him […]

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Love, Joy and Hope? Joe’s Story

 Joe recently visited one of our Foodbanks for the first time. He had just been sanctioned because he was told to complete a job search on 25/12/13 and 01/01/14. He was asked by the Jobcentre why he had not looked for jobs on Christmas Day and on New Years Day and was then sanctioned for 4 weeks. He is […]

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Jessica’s Story

“We’re paying pack a loan from the DWP of £48 a fortnight and we are struggling. I had to come here [Foodbank] today because of that and on top of this our Child Tax Credits have stopped. They said I hadn’t got in touch with them, but I had. My 17 year old son is at college. My […]

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Stuart’s Story

Stuart visited one of our Foodbank sessions for the first time last week. He told me simply that the reason he was there was “out of sheer desperation. There’s no alternative. When you can’t afford food you think where do I go, what do I do now? I didn’t know which way to turn but […]

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Adrian & Ruth’s Story

“My wife has been on DLA1 (first level, both elements) for a few years. We were claiming JSA3  – a joint claim. But when I was diagnosed with colorectal2 cancer my doctor gave me a sick note for three months, which meant switching to ESA4. Because I didn’t go for conventional treatment I couldn’t be fast-tracked […]

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Thank you to the very generous staff at M&S Bank

A big thank you to the very generous staff at M&S Bank for their donations of food over the past month. Thanks also for giving your time and volunteering to work for a day in the warehouse packing Christmas bags for people in our community who need our help. That week was particularly busy and the extra help […]

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