Author: FoodAWARE

Partnering with JP Walton & Sons and Lidl to help disadvantaged families

It was a pleasure to meet at Lidl, Mexborough this morning with Jim Walton & Emma Worley (of JP Walton & Son…one of our main project sponsors…wearing Christmas jumpers!) and one of the families benefiting from a very generous donation from JPW. Pictured is Deborah Scott who chose a festive Christmas food hamper valued over £100. Deborah and her family were selected by Mexborough Foodbank to receive a festive food hamper. Jim is also donating a further £100 in food to benefit further families via our Mexborough Foodbank provision over the festive/winter period. In addition, the Lidl store also...

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Egg-stra special Easter appeal needs your support

THERE’S still time for you to back our eggs-stra special Easter appeal. We’re out to make Easter sweeter for some of the under-privileged kids in our area by collecting Easter eggs for them. We at, Food Aware are running the campaign with the backing of the Advertiser and Dearne Valley Weekender. Haulier Jim Walton, who runs Denaby-based JP Walton and Son, has pledged to match the number of chocolate treats handed in by kind-hearted supporters. We’ve had a great response and the eggs will be collected from our Weekender office in Mexborough High Street on Friday, April 1. Food Aware...

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Supporting Dig Deep Africa

Huge pleasure to support DigDeepAfrica event Fri 4th of March in Sheffield, South Yorkshire Great to see Sarah Carroll, Funding Co-ordinator yesterday and provide lots of surplus goodies to assist their Dig Deep fundraising efforts for deprived Kenyan communities next week. More information on DigDeepAfrica can be found by clicking...

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Ongoing Support From Wetherspoons Mexborough

We would love to give huge thanks to Wetherspoons in Mexborough and all the staff for the ongoing support they have given us. Our team met with Dean and Claire from Old Market Hall, Wetherspoons in Mexborough with Graham (one of the Spoons photographers) to take a photo which will appear in the next quarterly Wetherspoons Magazine which is distributed in around 1,000 Wetherspoons pubs across the UK! This is following Mexborough Wetherspoons staff’s ongoing support for Food AWARE and our local Mexborough Foodbank partnership project. Staff have donated tins and packets of food last Christmas and are now...

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Lidl helps brighten up Christmas for McDonalds

CHRISTMAS was a “Lidl” cheerier for one Mexborough family thanks to a community link-up with the German supermarket chain. A £100 Christmas food hamper was presented to the McDonald family with help from Mexborough’s Food Aware and haulage firm JP Walton and son. JP Walton and Lidl both donated £50 of goodies and Food Aware and Mexborough Children’s Centre chose a family to receive it. Meanwhile, Mexborough’s Foodbank, which is run by Food Aware, has been relocated to Mexborough Children’s Centre on Wath Road, Mexborough, and is open from 11am to 1pm....

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