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Foodbank Champion

A big thank you to Champion Timber for stepping in to help us with our storage improvement project.   The wood they donated to us to complete the shelving was just perfect.  We couldn’t have hoped for a better solution!! https://www.championtimber.com/branch-locator/dorking https://twitter.com/championtimber https://www.facebook.com/ChampionTimber1929/

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Give a little love at Waitrose!

Our thanks as always to Waitrose for supporting the foodbank. The new Donation Point you’ve made for us by the café looks great. We love it a lot! To all our supporters who shop at Waitrose – the collection bin is no longer beside the lifts but just through the checkouts at the back of […]

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Reverse Advent Calendar

Thinking of doing a reverse Advent Calendar this year to collect food for the foodbank?  It’s a brilliant idea!  To help you, we’ve created a calendar that includes all the essential items that we always need for our emergency food parcels.  We’d really appreciate your calendar collection the week commencing 14th December, or alternatively in […]

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Thank you for getting us organised

A big thank you to local window and conservatory specialists A Room With A View for donating some fantastic shelving staging to us.   We were just looking at ways to improve our storage and they were there with exactly what we needed!  We are so pleased….thank you so much! http://www.aroomwithaview.co.uk

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Working towards a Hunger-Free Future

The Dorking Area Foodbank distributed over 20 tonnes of food to local people in crisis during the first six months of the pandemic.  This included providing 525 three day emergency food parcels to feed 1,269 people and as well as other outreach activities. That’s not right – no one should need our #foodbank’s help. This winter, we’re […]

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Thank you Dorking URC

Shhhhh!!!!!! Thank you 5th Dorking (URC) Beavers Colony!  Congratulations for your remarkable sponsored silence and raising £188 for the Dorking Area Foodbank. Your contribution will really help – every penny is used to help local people in need. https://www.facebook.com/dorkingurc/ https://www.dorkingurc.org.uk/

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Food parcel plastic bags

Since the C-19 lockdown, we have used only brand new bags for our emergency food parcels as part of our commitment to keeping both our volunteers and clients safe.  With ongoing major concerns about controlling the virus, we will continue to do so.  If you would like to donate plastic bags to the foodbank we […]

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Harvest 2020

Thinking of holding a Harvest Collection for us – here’s our preferred shopping list to choose from and email us to arrange dropping your collection off. Would still like to donate but looking for a C-19 safer option – simply pop an item in a local supermarket collection bin the next time you’re out shopping. Would […]

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Be Flu vaccination aware

The NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG are keen to raise awareness in our local community about why those eligible for a free flu vaccine should get it. Find out more, including if you are eligible, here.

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Covid-19 poverty catastrophe

The Trussell Trust predicts that extreme poverty ‘will double by Christmas’ in the UK because of Covid-19 and that the end of coronavirus job and income support is expected to spark a 61% rise in foodbank use.  Find out more in this article.

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