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January Newsletter

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Almost half of people at food banks have money taken by government from benefit payments during economic crisis

The Trussell Trust says 47% of households surveyed at food banks during the summer owed money to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) due to loans and overpayments of benefits – this is compared to 37% at the start of the year before the pandemic hit Almost three out of four households on Universal Credit at food banks over the summer were repaying an advance payment to the government, a loan […]

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More than 5,100 food parcels given to people facing crisis across the UK every day in past six months, says the Trussell Trust

New figures released yesterday reveal more than 5,100 emergency food parcels were provided for people every day from April until September this year, on average, by foodbanks in the Trussell Trust network. That’s at least three parcels given every minute and is an 11% increase compared to the same period in 2019, as need for […]

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Newsletter No. 33

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Hayman-Joyce staff raise over £1000 with fundraising walk for North Cotswold Foodbank

On Wednesday 15th September, the Hayman-Joyce estate agency team held a fundraising walk of 30 miles to mark their 30 years in business, raising over £1000 for North Cotswold Foodbank. The walk went from Shipston to Chedworth Roman Villa via Adlestrop and Bourton. The route was a mixture of footpaths and lanes, taking in attractions […]

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Thank you to all our amazing volunteers

This week we’re celebrating Volunteers’ Week. It’s a wonderful opportunity to say thank you to all the dedicated and amazing volunteers who keep North Cotswold Foodbank running. Thanks to them, people in our communities are able to access the support they need, which is more important than ever during these unprecedented times. This past year has been […]

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“Unprecedented” year leads to record levels of demand from foodbanks

Between April 2020 and March this year, North Cotswold Foodbank saw unprecedented numbers of people in need of support as the pandemic hit incomes and livelihoods. April 2020 was the busiest month ever for our Foodbank, with the number of 3-day emergency food parcels handed out during the month a massive 145% higher than in April 2019. By the […]

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North Cotswold Foodbank featured on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

North Cotswold Foodbank was featured on BBC Radio Gloucestershire last Wednesday when Kevin Carden, Project Manager was interviewed about the opening of the new Stow centre. You can listen to a recording of the interview on BBC Radio Sounds here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09cvfq0 The interview starts approx. 2 hours 12 minutes into Steve Kitchen’s show. You will need […]

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North Cotswold Foodbank opens new foodbank in Stow-on-the-Wold

North Cotswold Foodbank announces that it is opening a new centre in Stow-on-the-Wold today, Wednesday 21 April. This will be the Foodbank’s sixth centre, joining those in Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Bourton-on-the-Water, Winchcombe and Bishops Cleeve. The centre is based at Stow Baptist Church and will be open on Wednesdays from 10.00 – 12.00 from 21st […]

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Part-time Warehouse Co-ordinator Vacancy

North Cotswold Foodbank has a vacancy for a part-time Warehouse Co-ordinator (12 hours per week) based at the store in Guiting Power. This position is responsible for managing the operation of the Foodbank warehouse, leading a team of volunteers to ensure that all areas of the warehouse are run efficiently, co-ordinating effective stock control, arranging […]

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