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Tin Can Cook cookbooks for our clients

Make great-tasting food with ordinary ingredients Dorking Area foodbank has a limited supply of Tin Can Cook cookbooks for our clients. Tin Can Cook by Jack Monroe, is a brand new, incredibly easy-to-use recipe book based entirely on the kinds of tinned food and store cupboard staples often found in our food parcels. Clients who […]

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Thank you to all our foodbank volunteers

Thank you to all our foodbank volunteers – the Trussell Trust appreciates all that you do! “This week is Volunteers Week, and we’ve heard some truly inspiring stories from volunteers in food banks saying why they give their time. That time makes such a difference. Whether volunteers are greeting people with a cup of tea, […]

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The Trussell Trust “Five weeks too long” campaign

People are being forced to food banks because five weeks is too long to wait for Universal Credit. This isn’t right – the government needs to end the five week wait. #5WeeksTooLong Join the campaign

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A new Project Lead for Dorking Area Foodbank!

A new Project Lead for Dorking Area Foodbank! We’re delighted to welcome Nicola to the team. “Community spirit. An active and incredibly generous community spirit. That’s what I very quickly saw in the first few days of my new role. Local people and local businesses pulling together and sharing resources. Local volunteers offering their time […]

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64 Holiday Boost Bags to go out this week!

With half term almost upon us, we have received requests from 8 different agencies around Dorking for 64 Holiday Boost Bags to go into the community this week. These are distributed through our referral agencies to help families cope with the additional burden of feeding the family during holidays when school lunches are not available.  […]

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A record 1.6 million food parcels distributed

The Trussell Trust have reported that in the year up to the end of March 2019, a record 1.6 million emergency food parcels have been distributed through its foodbank network. Benefit cuts and delays, the role out of universal credit, rising fuel and food costs all contributed to this 19% increase – the biggest annual […]

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Easter Pop Up

Families and Dorking Area Food Bank got the holidays off to a cracking start at the Easter Pop Up last Friday (April 5th). Volunteers welcomed 18 families at the Children’s Centre, Goodwyns and provided food for 23 adults and 36 children. Drivers, warehouse, staff and packers pulled together to ensure it was a success. Volunteer […]

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BAGS< BAGS< BAGS

Thank you Sainsbury’s in Dorking. As 5p reusable bags are being phased out from our supermarkets, our stocks have dwindled and we are just starting to have to buy bags to put food in for our clients to take home. We approached Sainsbury’s in Dorking to see if they would be able to donate some of […]

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Do you have a spare couple of hours a week to volunteer with us?

Here at Dorking Area Foodbank, our busy warehouse deals with up to 18 tons of food a year at the moment. We are currently looking for volunteers to join our warehouse team on a Monday afternoon to assist with weighing in, sorting and checking all of our donations and to help with restocking the distribution […]

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Emma Revie, Trussell Trust CEO, commented on the Chancellor’s Spring Statement

Did you catch the Chancellor’s Spring Statement?  Emma Revie, Trussell Trust CEO, commented: “We’re disappointed that no announcements were made to end austerity – it was a real missed opportunity to do the right thing, and give people on the lowest incomes financial support and certainty before Brexit.  We know it’s an anxious time for people […]

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