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Church Anniversary Barn Dance

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Farewell Alec

Our Development Officer, Alec Spencer, is moving on from Foodbank on the 27th July 2017. A well-known face within local and national networks of people and organisations working for food justice in the UK; he will leave a very large gap in our knowledge and capability that we are now challenged to fill. At the […]

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Eaton Hall Gardens Charity Open Day

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Job Vacancy – Welcome Network Project Co-ordinator

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced individual to co-ordinate on an exciting new project across Cheshire West and Chester developing the Welcome Network.  This will be a 3-year post working on reducing the underpinning factors of food poverty and ‘holiday hunger’ in the area. Applicants will be expected to have a good understanding […]

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Is our foodbank getting it right on non-food?

Do you wonder why foodbanks don’t all do the same thing? West Cheshire Foodbank focuses on giving food in exchange for vouchers brought to us by people in need. We have a nutritionally balanced food list that we advertise and we give from what is donated. In fact we get given a whole range of […]

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Churches Friendship Network

We can’t solve food poverty on our own.   At West Cheshire Foodbank, we want to be a catalyst for change in our communities.   We work with people of all faiths and none, and with a range of organisations including charities, unions, housing associations and businesses.   In every area, we find people who are committed […]

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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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