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Take part in our 40 for 40 challenge this Lent

With people struggling to afford food living locally, it is important that we can continue to support families in crisis throughout the Easter period. We provide essential emergency food, emotional support and practical advice to families who live near you and really need us. The challenge We are asking people to join us in taking […]

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2017 What a year!

In 2017 we gave food to 6,777 people, a 15% increase on 2016. On average, we gave food to just over 130 people each week. We received in over 55,838kg of food, and gave out about 57,225kg, which is the equivalent of over 136,250 meals. In December we gave food to just over 1000 people. […]

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Thank you for your generous support over Christmas and New Year

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated food, money or time to offer some help and hope to people when it is most needed. We have seen an incredible response from people across Swansea over the last month and are so grateful for, and humbled by, your generosity.

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Christmas & New Year Opening

Our last food distribution day of 2017 will be Friday 22nd December at Lifepoint Church, Ffynone Road, Uplands 11am-1pm. Swansea Foodbank reopens in 2018 on Tuesday 2nd January at Ty Croeso, Clydach 10am-12pm and St Stephen’s Church, Gelli Street, Port Tennant 2.30-4pm.

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Thank you for your generous support this Christmas

Once again the Swansea public have been very generous in the run up to Christmas. We are so grateful for your donations that make such a big difference to people in our city who are struggling. We couldn’t do it without you!

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Help Needed with Tesco Christmas Collection

Can you spare a couple of hours between 9am-3pm on Friday 2nd or Saturday 3rd December at Tesco Llansamlet or Fforestfach to help collect Christmas goodies? Please contact us at info@swansea.foodbank.org.uk or 07815 534095 if you are able to help. Many Thanks!

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Thank you for all your generous food donations over the summer

Thanks to everyone across the City who has donated food over the summer. It has made a real difference to people who need it. Many thanks!

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

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With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

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David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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