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Volunteer at the Long Eaton Tesco Collection

We need your help! Have fun & change lives by giving up just a few hours of your time to help us collect the essential items needed for us to support people in crisis. From 30th November to 2nd December, we will be collecting donations at Long Eaton Tesco store. If you are interested in […]

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Free donations through online shopping!

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online-from your weekly shop to your annual holiday-you could be raising a FREE donation for Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank? There are over 3,300 retailers including Amazon; John Lewis; Aviva; TheTrainLine and Sainsbury’s, ready to give a free donation to our Foodbank every time you shop online […]

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Tesco collection underway!

Our December food drive at Long Eaton Tesco’s began earlier today. Our volunteers will be at the entrance up until Saturday evening taking donations for our Foodbank. Donations received over this period make up a large percentage of our overall stock,  so if you are shopping here over the next few days,  we would be […]

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Free Christmas Dinner!

Alone this Christmas? Well you don’t have to be! on Christmas day they’ll be a FREE Christmas dinner, hosted at Moira Dale Village Hall in Castle Donington. If you are interested , please don’t hesitate to book a place using one of the following numbers: 01332 390861 or 0115 972 4555.    

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The Foodbank visit Uniper

Our Foodbank visited Uniper this week, as part of the energy company’s  Health, safety and environment awareness day. These visits not only raise awareness of our own Foodbank, but also teaches people of the poverty that unfortunately still exists in the UK today.

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Harvest Festival Food Drive!

Over the last couple of weeks, both St Edwards School (Pictured above) and Sawley Junior School (Pictured below) have both participated in their annual harvest festival. Both schools were kind enough to run a food drive in which the proceeds were given to our Foodbank. Between them, they have supplied us with hundreds of kilograms of […]

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Co-op Members now able to donate to our food bank

On the 21st of September, The co-operative launched their new membership scheme. From this point onward’s, members will now be able to donate 1% of their spend to one of a selection of charities. The Long Eaton and Sawley food bank are one of  the charities listed on the Co-op’s membership website.  The current giving period doesn’t end […]

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Trent College/The Elms Fundraiser

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to  Trent College/The Elms School who took part in a fundraising event to help out the Long Eaton & Sawley Food bank. The money raised will go a long way towards helping us with our operating costs. Local fundraising events are pivotal in the running of a charity such as […]

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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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