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Special Foodbank Collection at Sainsbury’s Dorking from 10 – 2 on Saturday 17th June

The Foodbank is holding a special collection at Sainsbury’s in Dorking on Saturday 17th June, where people can buy a specific item from a list and donate it to the Foodbank to help local people in crisis. For those unable to attend, there are permanent donation boxes in Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose in Dorking, as […]

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The Foodbank at the Dorking Great Get Together on 17th June

The Foodbank will have a stall at the Great Dorking Get Together on Saturday 17th June from 10 – 3  in St Martin’s Churchyard, Dorking.   Do come along and say hello and try your hand at hoopla!   The Great Get Together is a nationwide initiative to remember Jo Cox and her passionate belief that we […]

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june edition of newsletter available now

The June edition of the Dorking Area Foodbank newsletter is now available, and can be downloaded here: DAF Newsletter June 2017

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Shere generosity !

Many thanks to everyone at OgilvyOne in Shere for making this great donation  to Dorking Area Foodbank. If you would like to make a donation  you can find a list of the most  needed items  HERE .    

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THE TRUSSELL TRUST TAKES TOP AWARD AT THE CHARITY AWARDS 2016

The Trussell Trust has taken the Overall Award at this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector. As well as winning the top prize in the Social Care and Welfare category, The Trussell Trust was chosen as the Overall Winner at this year’s ceremony for its nationwide network of […]

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Dorking Food Bank has now been open for one year and has supplied 8,500 meals to local people in need

The Dorking Area Foodbank opened its doors on the 2nd June 2015.  In its first year of operation it has distributed 942 parcels of  emergency food supplies for 3 days.  361 of those parcels were given to feed children and 581 were for adults.  The 942 parcels of food distributed will have provided approximately 8,500 meals to those in […]

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Dorking Hens WI comes to the rescue with plastic bag donations

The supply of plastic bags at the Dorking Area Foodbank has been dwindling ever since last October when supermarkets had to start charging customers 5p for a single use carrier bag. Dorking Hens WI came to the rescue by donating hundreds of bags for life at their meeting on 12th May and Waitrose Dorking also […]

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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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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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