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🍲 Recipe Series: Meals from the Food Bank 🥫

Introducing our first recipe in our series showcasing meals you can create using canned food items from the food bank. Today, we’re sharing a delicious and hearty Shepherd’s Pie recipe contributed by Carly and Danny Oberdries! Shepherd’s Pie Recipe: 🥫 2 tins of steak or mince 🥫 1 tin of carrots 🥫 1 tin of […]

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Pudsey!

The children and staff at Dorking Nursery School were excited to have a very special guest this week. Pudsey the Bear popped in to find out how the children have been supporting us at the foodbank with their wonderful donations. We are so grateful to have the support of local families – thank you for […]

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Skipton Building Society

Thank you so much to the customers and staff of Skipton Building Society in Dorking, who voted for the Dorking Area Foodbank to receive a generous donation of £500. We are so grateful for the support of our local business and community and this money will make a huge difference to our work.   https://www.skipton.co.uk/branchfinder/Dorking

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Foodbank office closed 23 to 27 October

The Foodbank office will be closed from Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October and the Foodbank contact number (07494 226743) will be unavailable. If you need to get in touch, please email [email protected]. The Foodbank will be open as usual in the Christian Centre on Tuesday from 4.45 to 5.45pm and on Thursday from […]

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Dorking Area Foodbank is recruiting!

Are you passionate about tackling poverty in your local area? If so, we would love to hear from you!   We are seeking a dynamic, well-motivated and compassionate person to take on the role of: Community Support Worker Part–time: 16 hours per week Salary: £23,006 p.a., on a pro-rata basis Fixed two year post, with […]

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Summer Holiday Boost Bags are on their way!

Our wonderful team is currently packing Holiday Boost bags to go out next week to hundreds of families who need just a little extra help to get through the summer holidays when their children cannot access school lunches. Our grateful thanks to Unum of Dorking and Broanmain Plastics for funding them for us!

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Fuel Project

Great news – our Fuel Project is back! Would you like help to save money on your energy and water bills?   Do you need help with energy or water debts?   We have set up a specialist service in partnership with Energy Manage to arrange energy appointments for our clients.   If you are a […]

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Recipes with 1 tinned item of food to feed a family

Cookbook author Grace Mortimer has recently created 8 recipe cards which feature quick and easy meals aimed at making one tinned item of food feed a family. All these recipes use only 5 ingredients or less and are simple to make, requiring no fancy equipment or gadgets. She is kindly sharing these recipes with foodbanks, […]

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Katy Harris on Surrey Hills Radio

Listen to our Project Lead Katy Harris speaking on Surrey Hills Radio about a variety of foodbank-related topics, from 45 minutes of the recording – https://www.mixcloud.com/surreyhillsradio/the-lunchbreak-20-apr-2023/

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Thank you UNUM of Dorking

Our grateful thanks to UNUM of Dorking for their massive donation to the foodbank at Easter. Such a wonderful gift to the community and very timely to see us through a very busy period. Thank you so much!

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