Author: FoodAWARE

Foodbanks join forces with major supermarket

Two Doncaster foodbanks have joined forces to work with a major supermarket, in a move which is boosting our Free Press Foodbank campaign. The Sainsbury’s store on Thorne Road, Edenthorpe, has donated surplus bakery products, fruit, vegetables and salad to stock foodbanks at a time when managers running Doncaster’s foodbanks are concerned over the rising demand for their services. The firm hands over a consignment of food each Tuesday, which is passed on to both Mexborough Foodbank and to Thorne Moorends Foodbank, who share a van to make the run. Thorne Moorends Foodbank also have a trolley in store...

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Mexborough food bank has ‘seen demand double’ since Universal Credit rolled out

Mexborough food bank has seen demand double since Universal Credit was rolled out for all Doncaster’s benefits claimants, according its boss. It comes as businesses and organisations are rallying to help foodbanks in the borough after we launched our Free Press Foodbank Campaign. Sean Gibbons, managing director of Food AWARE Community Interest Company, the organisation, which runs the food bank in Mexborough, said his organisation had anticipated demand for food parcels would rise. He said: “Demand has pretty much doubled in Mexborough in about three weeks, and is starting to build up. We have been looking at around 20...

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FoodAWARE once again team up with JP Walton & Son to help a disadvantaged family at Christmas

Once again JP Walton and Son Transport have teamed up with Food Bank owners, ‘FoodAware’ to give a disadvantaged family in our local community a Christmas feast to remember. The Denaby based Transport and logistics Company filled up a Supermarket trolley and donated the Christmas goodies to the family. Managing Director Jim Walton says, “We are proud once again to help a disadvantaged family in our local Community. Its great to see the work that Sean and his team at FoodAware are doing and we want to support their efforts.” It was also great to see local businessman Erkan...

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Food Donations Needed at Mexborough Foodbank

Foodbank session every Friday 10am – 12pm but closed on 29th Dec Mexborough Family Hub We are expecting a another very busy session today as the cold weather has arrived and Universal Credit starts to bite and put people in financial hardship waiting for their first payment to be processed. We are currently low on tinned food e.g. beans, tomatoes, soup, tuna, meat, fruit etc so please donate if you can by dropping off at Mexborough Family Hub or Mexborough Library. It is going to be a long, hard winter for many people across our local area. Many thanks...

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Thanks Once Again to Halifax Bank for Advent Calendar Donations

A huge thank you to Halifax Bank in Mexborough and Rotherham for donation of advent calendars to start the festive season for local less fortunate children and families. Also, both branches are supporting us again with their annual festive food donation via staff and customers. Please donate any festive goodies if you can e.g. biscuits, chocs, tinned ham etc by handing in at reception areas. Collections will be made on Wed 20th Dec in time for the last Foodbank sessions at both Mexborough Foodbank & Maltby Foodbank (St Mary Magdalene Church) on Fri 22nd Dec before Christmas. The advent...

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