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SOLD on helping the foodbank!

It was great working with the Surrey Outdoor Learning & Development team at High Ashurst again this Christmas to support a group of their young people with their DofE award.  Thank you for all your hard work! We look forward to co-ordinating another event with you at the end of 2020 with your new Christmas cohort!

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A Wonderful thank you!

Thank you to everyone who sponsored the foodbank in 2019 through Wonderful.org!  Your generosity has been hugely appreciated and every penny goes a long way to helping us provide a foodbank in Dorking.   And in case you didn’t know…Wonderful.org does not charge charities any service or processing fees, meaning 100% of your donation goes directly […]

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Fundraising for the foodbank

Fundraising for the foodbank If your school, club or company is looking for a local charity to support in 2020 then perhaps you’ll consider the Dorking Area Foodbank?   Food donations are of course always welcome, however all financial donations no matter how small will go a long way in helping us to run the project.  […]

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Christmas Wishes from the Trussell Trust

2019 has been a busy year for food banks across the Trussell Trust network. Our recent figures show that last December was the busiest on record, with food banks providing 186,185 emergency food parcels. This figure was up 15% from the previous year and this December, it looks likely that we will be in the […]

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Supporting the foodbank

Food donations are of course always welcome, however all financial donations no matter how small will go a long way in helping us to run the project.  There are many ways to donate money to us and every little helps.  For example, a one-off donation, a regular standing order or through fundraising.  You can do […]

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December news

Food collection drives in December Thank you to everyone who has organised reverse Advent calendars and Christmas food collections at their schools, workplaces and other groups.  Your kindness has been greatly appreciated!  If you are just considering organising a food collection, could we suggest, as an alternative, a post-Christmas initiative?  We really appreciate donations from […]

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Ask your next MP to pledge to protect people from hunger

This General Election, we’re asking all candidates to pledge to protect people from hunger by ensuring everyone has enough money for the basics. If you’d like to write to your local candidates and tell them why they need to take action, then the Trussell Trust has created a simple online letter that you can use […]

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Today we reveal the State of Hunger in the UK

Trussell Trust research shows that households who have been referred to a food bank have an average weekly income after housing costs of just £50. They’re struggling to afford to buy the absolute essentials that we all need to eat, stay warm and dry, and keep clean – with 94% in real destitution.  Read here […]

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The shining light of kindness!

There’s no end to the talent, creativity and generosity of our community! Thank you Surrey Hills Arts for supporting the Dorking Area Foodbank through your Harvest – One Moon celebration on Box Hill. It looked amazing and we are very grateful for the food donations your visitors brought to the event.

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UK attitudes towards poverty and hunger

A survey for the Trussell Trust foodbank network shows 87% of those quizzed consider hunger to be a problem in the UK. Findings from this survey have been reported here.

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