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Half term and ‘The Marcus Rashford Effect’

School holidays can be a worrying time if you’re struggling to feed a family. The fact that many children face hunger when schools break up has featured heavily in the news and across social media in recent weeks, thanks largely to Marcus Rashford. Marcus Rashford’s high-profile campaign called for the government to extend free school […]

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Barleyfields Community Centre DC Update

Barleyfields Community centre DC is open on Fridays ( not Tuesdays at the moment) between 10-11am. Please bring voucher/e voucher code. To obtain a voucher ring our free helpline 0808 2082138 to speak to a Citizen’s Advice adviser. They can help you address your crises and provide support to maximise your income, help you navigate […]

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National Volunteers’ Week

Wetherby & District Foodbank National Volunteers’ Week This week is National Volunteers’ Week across the UK. The Trustees at Wetherby & District Foodbank would like to take this opportunity to recognise and thank all its volunteers and supporters for their time, effort and generosity. Without our volunteers and many supporters we would not be able […]

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Coronavirus Update : Barleyfields Distribution Centre closed with immediate effect

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the UK, our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to our food bank – whether it’s someone needing help, someone volunteering their time, or someone making a donation. Things are changing quickly, so we’ll keep this page updated regularly with information about what’s happening at […]

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Wetherby foodbank continues to share food with Leeds based charities

Today Homeless Street Angels co founder, Becky Joyce and volunteer, Helen, collected 245kg food. In the past week we have delivered food to St Aidans Church foodbank (290kg) and the Franciscan Sisters (150kg). The food is donated by our usual supporters, notably shoppers at Tesco, Clifton Moor in York and Wetherby locals as well as […]

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Morrisons donate generously to foodbanks

Many thanks to Morrisons who have committed to providing food banks nationally with £10 million worth of food. Our particular thanks go to Morrisons, Wetherby for donating £1,000 worth of food per week to us for the next 4 weeks. We will share this food with other local charities that support the financially vulnerable as […]

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Coronavirus Update

It is with regret that we announce that the Boston Spa Distribution Centre will be closed until further notice. Please do not worry. We can still provide support via the Distribution Centre in Wetherby. The Wetherby Distribution Centre’s operating hours will continue as normal, Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00 – 12:00, until further notice. For further information, email […]

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We are ready to help this summer

Wetherby and District Foodbank is ready to support families and help stop them from going hungry during the summer holidays. No one plans to be unable to feed themselves and their family and as a nation nobody is expected to go hungry. But illness, disability, family breakdown or the loss of a job can happen […]

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How Universal Credit can cause unnecessary emotional strain

Emma (not her real name) visited Wetherby Foodbank Centre a couple of weeks ago when she found herself needing help after applying for Universal Credit. A single working mum with two young children. Due to a low income, Emma was receiving help through working tax credit. When, however, she was told that she would be better off […]

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Donation Request

Latest items we’re running short of: Jam Custard Rice Pudding  Rice Biscuits Crisps Snacks Tinned Fish Vegetarian products Toilet Rolls Hand Wash When you are next at the supermarket if you could include a few bits to help us out we would be really grateful Thank you

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