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Week ending August 3rd

B30 Foodbank: w/e August 3rd 2019 Last Week we fed 147 people 87 adults 60 children on 70 vouchers. We used 1198kgs of food and received in 2187kilos of food. Urgently Required:  Tinned Meat, Tinned Fish, Tinned Fruit, UHT Semi Skimmed Milk, Pasta Sauces, potatoes, custard jam. Not Required Currently: Pasta, Baked Beans, Tea, Biscuits.   […]

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August Newsletter

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Thanks a million…

    …to all the wonderful pupils and staff at Colmers Farm Primary School in Rubery / Rednal – who collected a fantastic amount of food for the foodbank! Children are pictured here with Mrs Wheale and new headteacher Mr Williams.     …and to our supporters at Cotteridge fitness company, Fitbox25. The leg-warmer wearing […]

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Final week in May

Last week the B30 food bank gave out 2,104kg of food , three day emergency supplies to 191 people including 64 children. We received 809 kg of food. B30 Foodbank stock levels have fallen to just over 8 tonnes – on average, that’s enough to meet need for just five weeks. This is traditionally the […]

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A Big Thankyou

In the last year Trussell Trust Foodbanks handed out a record 1.6m emergency food parcels to people facing hunger and poverty. Without our army of 28,000 community volunteers, none of this would have been possible.  

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June Newsletter

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Five weeks too long

People are being forced to food banks because five weeks is too long to wait for Universal Credit. This isn’t right – the government needs to end the five week wait. #5WeeksTooLong Join the campaign

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Mum of five left with nothing while waiting for Universal Credit.

  Benefits claimants who are switched onto universal credit have to wait at least five weeks without money before they receive their first payment. K is a 36 year old mum with five kids at home. She came to the foodbank for the third time in quick succession after she was moved onto universal credit, […]

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April Newsletter

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Foodbank usage continues to rise

The upward pressure of numbers is evident. In  February last year the B30 Foodbank supplied 753 people with emergency food this year we supplied 1007 people a 34% rise      In the week ending  March 2nd 2019 we fed 236 people 155 adults 81 children on 128 vouchers.  We used 1975 kgs of food and received in […]

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