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School Holiday Meals ready to go!

Our Food4Lunch holiday food is ready to go out to local families to give them a boost this Christmas time. It includes ingredients to make a hot meal and a yummy dessert to keep the kids fueled during this holiday season. We’ve also managed a few Christmas treats for all the family to enjoy.

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Opening times over Christmas

The Runnymede Foodbank will be open across the Christmas and New Year holidays, except on Dec 25, Dec 26 & Jan 1 when it will be closed.  If you are in need of food during this period, please make arrangements to attend one of our open sessions on Dec 24, Dec 27, Dec 30, Dec […]

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Christmas holiday closures in December 2019

The Runnymede Foodbank will be open across the Christmas and New Year holidays, except on Dec 25, Dec 26 & Jan 1 when it will be closed.  If you are in need of food during this period, please make arrangements to attend one of our open sessions on Dec 24, Dec 27, Dec 30, Dec […]

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New volunteers wanting to volunteer with Runnymede Foodbank

We are delighted to have received so many offers from people wishing to volunteer with the Runnymede Foodbank, both over the Christmas period and longer term. Due to the increased Foodbank activity over Christmas we will be processing all new longer term volunteer enquiries in the new year.  If you would like to volunteer, please […]

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Foodbank Christmas Opening Hours

There will be changes to the Addlestone and Egham Foodbanks’ opening hours over the Christmas period.   Addlestone Baptist Church Foodbank will be closed on Tuesday 26th December and Tuesday 2nd January.   Egham Foodbank will be closed on Monday 25th December and Monday 1st January.   Our foodbanks will be open on other days […]

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Runnymede Foodbank rowing team debut performance

The Runnymede Foodbank rowing team of Hannah Scott, Keith Dumbleton, Dick Linnell & Steve Folsom made their debut rowing competition today at the Weybridge Community regatta. The team put in a spectacular performance in the mornings time trials, coming 8th out of a field of 23 (4th in the men’s competition). The team also competed […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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