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Working with a Challenge: 2017

B30 foodbank has welcomed three groups of students from the NCS National Citizen Service Challenge . Following a one hour introductory session on how foodbanks work, the students had a four hour session, sorting and dating food ready to distribute to our clients. The following day the students embarked on “foodbank awareness” talking to the […]

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Thanks to The Cod Pot, Cotteridge.

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We were delighted to be able to give out bags of fresh potatoes this week, thanks to a great donation from local business, The Cod Pot. The shop’s owner generously donated a 25kg bag of potatoes, which we split up into family sized bags and used to replace the tinned potatoes we usually have for […]

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B30 Newsletter: July 2017

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Below is a link to the latest B30 Foodbank newsletter. When opened it can either be read online, downloaded for later reading or printed for a physical copy. July Newsletter

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Welcome donations

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Hannah Eno from the Development and Alumni Relations Office at the University and the  Bournville Labour Party both made wonderful donations to the B30 Foodbank.   Hannah Eno is in the Development and Alumni Relations Office at the University. They work with alumni keeping them connected to the University, and they also fundraise for research and […]

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‘Holiday Time’ events in August: Fully Booked

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We are sorry but our  ‘Holiday Time’ events on Wednesday mornings in August, are fully booked and there are no places left.   For details of the event you can download a pdf flyer by clicking the link below,  2017-07-15 Holiday Events flyer  

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week ending 8th July 2017

This week we received in 1,390 kg of food and gave out 878 kgs of food, feeding  110 people: 62 adults & 48 children. We are running short of custard, sugar, tinned fruit, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, squash, jam, tinned carrots, whole milk, tinned meat and tinned fish. There is always an up to date list of our […]

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Trussell Trust launches University of Oxford study on foodbank use

The Trussell Trust commissioned an 18-month research project from the University of Oxford, led by Dr Rachel Loopstra. It is the single biggest nationwide study on foodbank use to date. Involving more than 400 households referred to foodbanks, the data collected on demographics, income levels, living conditions, health, and food insecurity provides unparalleled new detail […]

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B30 FOODBANK NEWSLETTER: MAY 2017

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Below is a link to the latest B30 Foodbank newsletter. When opened it can either be read online, downloaded for later reading or printed for a physical copy. May Newsletter.

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New Minister actively supporting the B30foodbank

The B30foodbank, based at Cotteridge Church, is very happy to welcome the new Minister of the Cotteridge Church, Mike Claridge, as one of our trustees. Family man Mike has moved to the area with wife Susan and their two daughters after many years working in West Bromwich and before that Telford. Mike is a great believer in […]

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Very well done Ian.

Volunteer Ian McCallum ran the Run Birmingham 10k race in aid of the B30foodbank and raised an impressive £865 for the foodbank. He ran the race in an even more impressive 45’14” coming third in the 60-64 age group. Very well done Ian and a huge thank you for raising vitally needed funds for the […]

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