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Gloucestershire welfare support scheme and Covid-19 emergency living fund

Last year, Gloucestershire County Council approved plans to extend the existing Welfare Support Scheme for a time-limited period to provide support to people and families in hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund provides practical support to eligible adults and families for food, gas/electricity top ups and household items such as furniture […]

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Christmas 2020 opening times

Please note the changes below to our centre opening hours during the Christmas period.   Bourton-on-the-water Open Thursdays 10­–12 and 2–4pm but CLOSED on 31st December   Chipping Campden CLOSED Friday 25th December and Friday 1st January. OPEN instead on Wednesday 23rd December and Wednesday 30th 12.30­–1.30pm   Bishops Cleeve CLOSED Friday 25th December and Friday […]

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Tesco Food Collection 19 – 21 November

Providing food for people in our communities is even more important than ever at the moment. Help support people in crisis within our community this winter by joining us for the UK’s biggest food collection from Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 November at Tesco in Stow on the Wold and Bishops Cleeve. Check out our shopping […]

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Trussell Trust sees 47% increase in demand during first six months of pandemic

In the busiest ever half-year period for food banks, more than 1.2 million emergency food parcels were given to people struggling to afford essentials by food banks in the Trussell Trust’s UK-wide network between 1st April and 30th September 2020, a shocking 47% increase. Over 470,000 of these parcels went to children: that’s 2,600 food parcels provided for children every day in the first six months of the pandemic.   Winter is always a […]

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Newsletter No. 31

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Citizens Advice job vacancy for Foodbank Adviser for North Cotswold Foodbank

Referrals to the Foodbank in the North Cotswold area have increased over the last few years. However, it is extremely difficult to signpost to further local support as, due to limited public transport, Bourton on the Water and Chipping Camden-based residents find accessing additional support very difficult. Citizens Advice is recruiting a Foodbank Adviser for […]

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New report reveals how coronavirus has affected food bank use

Today the Trussell Trust has released a report  revealing how coronavirus has affected food bank use, with a huge rise in people needing to use a food bank in its network for the first time. The Trussell Trust’s records also show that families with children are being hit the hardest during the crisis.  The research forecasts a 61% increase in food parcels needed across its UK network in October to December – six parcels […]

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North Cotswold Foodbank on Radio Gloucestershire

North Cotswold Foodbank was on Radio Gloucestershire’s Mid Morning Show last Saturday, featuring a week in the life of the Foodbank.  The diary describes the daily work of the Foodbank and some of the challenges it has faced over the past few months, with the average number of clients receiving emergency food parcels each week […]

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Newsletter No. 30

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North Cotswold Foodbank reports busiest month ever

As the impact of coronavirus continues to unfold, North Cotswold Foodbank saw its busiest month ever in April, with the number of 3-day emergency food parcels handed out during the month a massive 145% higher than in April 2019. The figures include a 150% increase in parcels going to children compared to the same period last year. Across the whole of the […]

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