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It’s not often we’re lost for words when it comes to the generosity of the people in our towns, because over the 9 and a half years we’ve been running and the dozens of collections and events we’ve done we have seen it so many times. This is different though, it’s the biggest cost of […]

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Reverse advent calendars are here, could you do one?

Reverse Advent Calendar Over the past few years the idea of an advent calendar has switched from simply a picture, then chocolate treats and now youcangeg some extremely luxury ones with lots of nice gifts and treats available. Now there is another way to count down through advent to Christmas with a calendar that you […]

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A must read for all our supporters and volunteers

Ever wondered what impact your donations or your time volunteering has on the people in crisis we help every day? Casually going about my day today, I received a message in our inbox, that made me so proud to be a volunteer at this amazing foodbank. Caroline, was asking how to give back, and what […]

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It’s Tesco collection time and we need your help. (For 2 hours)

It’s almost our busiest time of the year and Tesco know this, which is why they have their winter food collection at this time of year. ‘This year it will be even more important as we have never been busier and expect Christmas to be a very very busy time. So what can you do […]

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Help with the cost of living

The government have announced help for every UK household but lots of other help and advice is also available. visit our cost of living advice page for information on all the various agencies that can offer help and direct you to the different payments and schemes available to you.

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Our busiest week ever!

Last week was our busiest in over 9 years of operation. Demand for our service, that was originally set up as a short term support project to help people through austerity, has rocketed of late and, unfortunately, that demand seems only to be going one way. More vouchers, more people and more stock going out […]

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Harvest Appeal 2022

As Harvest time draws near we have never felt the need, to help people in food poverty in our neighbourhood, more  than we do this year. The cost of living and energy crisis has really hit our communities hard and our services are running flat out. Please, if you can add one or two items […]

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What our warehouse needs

After the very recent collections we had a good level of stock in all departments, but the huge increase in demand has soon created a long list of items that we are short of. If you are thinking of donating please consider an item off this list. For as little as 50p you can and […]

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Five star Hygiene Rating awarded

Last month we were visited by a Wigan Council food safety officer, for an inspection on behalf of  The Food Standard Agency hygiene ratings scheme. The scheme is there to make sure organisations that handle food meets the current regulations on food handling. What the rating covers Ratings are a snapshot of the standards of food hygiene […]

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We are desperately short of some toiletries and household items

Although we are primarily a foodbank we do like to give out essential household items and toiletries to our customers.  Because we rely on donations we can’t really control what we get so sometimes run short on items that lots of people request. When we do we  have a list on the Donate Food & Toiletries page, […]

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