21 Sep 17
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: […]
21 Sep 17
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 […]
31 Jul 17
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 […]
26 Jun 17
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 […]
30 Apr 17
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 […]
23 Feb 17
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 […]
15 Dec 16
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.
15 Dec 16
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.
13 Dec 16
Thank you to everyone who helped collect food at Tesco’s on 2nd and 3rd December, and thanks also to all those who helped to make up Christmas parcels on 5th December. 101 boxes of food were collected and 154 Christmas parcels made up for people in the Ribble Valley referred by our referral agencies.
30 Nov 16
Volunteers who run the Ribble Valley Foodbank are calling for a direct hotline to job centres to support people in crisis. The move follows new figures, which reveal 834 emergency food supplies were given to local people in just six months. Ruth Haldane, the borough’s foodbank manager, said: “Anyone could find themselves in need of […]