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Tesco collection December 2017

Thank you to everyone who volunteered or donated during our Tesco collections on 30th November to 2nd December 2017. We collected an impressive 1535.8kg of food, which is equivalent to 3656 meals. Your generosity is amazing! Our volunteers assembled again on Monday 4th December and made up Christmas food parcels for distribution to Foodbank clients in the local […]

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Cake sale at St James raises £150 for foodbank

Congratulations to Florence and Maddie for organising a cake sale at St James’s Church, Clitheroe, which raised £150 for Ribble Valley Foodbank. Thank you to everyone at St James who came along, ate cake and made donations!

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Scarecrow festival raises funds for foodbank

Residents living in the Cowper and Milton Avenue areas of town exhibited scarecrows to raise money for Ribble Valley foodbank. Organisers of the event which is in its second year, would like to thank everyone that attended. The exhibits raised £684 which will be used to feed the hungry in the borough. A spokesman said: […]

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Ribble Valley Foodbank commended by the Tussell Trust

Following a Quality Assurance Visit on 9th August 2017, the Trussell Trust commended the Ribble Valley foodbank. The report summary said: ‘the foodbank is an outstanding project which is well managed with support from the trustee board and an excellent team of long-standing volunteers. The foodbank provides comprehensive training and support to volunteers, which is certainly […]

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Johnson Matthey donates 200 items to Foodbank to celebrate 200 years

Johnson Matthey is celebrating its 200th birthday this year and on Wednesday 19th July, Johnson Matthey sites around the world held a party to mark this momentous milestone. Clitheroe Site organised a lunch for all staff with outdoor games and also planted a tree in commemoration. Photos and memorabilia from the site’s history were also […]

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Mayor presents cheque to Ribble Valley Foodbank

As many people in Clitheroe are aware Mark French, last year’s town council mayor, nominated Foodbank as one of his charities. On Saturday 24th June volunteers from Ribble Valley Foodbank attended a presentation at the Town Council rooms to receive a cheque of funds raised over the year. We were delighted to receive a cheque for £1000 which […]

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1522 emergency food supplies given to local people by Ribble Valley Foodbank in last year

New figures show 1522, three day emergency food supplies were given to local people in crisis by Ribble Valley Foodbank in 2016-17. This compares with 1312 in 2015-16. Of this number over 582 went to children. Latest statistics published by The Trussell Trust foodbank network show UK-wide foodbank figures are still not decreasing. The local increase […]

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Thank you to the Ribble Valley Community

There continues to be a need for a foodbank in the Ribble Valley, with 1512 people receiving three days emergency food in 2016, 20% up on the previous year.  Of these, 538 were children.   The main reasons for attending foodbank are low income, followed by benefit delays and benefit changes.  We are seeing many people in very challenging […]

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1st West Bradford Guides shop for Foodbank

Well done to the 1st West Bradford Guides who raised money for Foodbank at the Clitheroe Christmas Festival. The girls then spent their Tuesday evening meeting at Tesco’s Clitheroe shopping for Foodbank provisions and collecting further funds.  Thanks to everyone involved.

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Tesco staff collect for Foodbank

A big thank you to the night shift staff at Tesco Clitheroe for raising £155 and spending it on food for the Ribble Valley Foodbank.

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