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2019 – Our busiest year ever

Thanks to the generosity of all our supporters, 2019 saw Rugeley Foodbank  help a record number of local people in crisis. During the year we provided 3-day emergency food supplies to 1928 people. That’s the most people we have helped in a year since we began – an increase of almost 25% on 2018 We distributed over 20,000 kg […]

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Food donations urgently needed

Can you help? Rugeley Foodbank has been very busy in the last month and we are running out of many of the things that go into our food parcels. Donations of any of the following will be especially welcome over the coming weeks. Please help us to help more clients in need over the Winter. We’ve […]

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Schools donate to Foodbank for Harvest Festival

Many thanks to everyone who has donated food to Rugeley Foodbank over the Harvest Festival period. In particular we would like to give a big thank you to the following local schools: Hob Hill Primary School St Mary’s Primary School Colton Etching Hill Primary Academy Fulfen Primary School Burntwood Chancel Primary School Redbrook Hayes Primary School […]

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Rugeley Active-ate wins National Award

Rugeley Community Church’s successful Active-ate family holiday project won the Fit and Fed category of the Street Games National Awards on Tuesday 4th June. The family holiday project began last summer at Rugeley Community Centre, running for 4 weeks, and was a great hit with children and parents. Active-ate provided a variety of sport and […]

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Foodbank Team recognised in Volunteer Star awards

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 A big well done and thank you to all our hard working volunteers Our volunteers received a well deserved commendation in the Team of the Year category at the Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards 2019.    

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A busy 2018

Thanks to the generosity of all our supporters, 2018 saw Rugeley Foodbank continue to help local people in crisis. During the year we provided 3-day emergency food supplies to 1558 people. Over 50% of the referrals to the Foodbank were due to changes or delays to paying benefits. We distributed over 15,000 kg of food to help […]

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Rugeley Foodbank rated as “an exceptional project”

The Trussell Trust, has rated Rugeley Foodbank as “an exceptional project and a great example of a charity providing ‘More than Food’ projects to reduce destitution and social isolation in their community.” Rugeley Foodbank is one of  over 420 foodbanks  in a national network run by the charity The Trussell Trust. Every year the Trust spends some time […]

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Thank you

It is sad to say that Foodbanks are becoming an ever increasing fixture, with more and more people using a Foodbank year on year. While these figures show the need for Foodbanks nationally, Rugeley is no different, with the Foodbank being accessed by more and more people in times of financial difficulties. It is only […]

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Can you donate any of these items?

The Foodbank has been very busy in the last month and we have run low on several items that are included in our food parcels.  Any donations of the following items would be particularly welcome. Our shopping list  

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The biggest reason for referrals to Foodbanks

Our latest figures show 'low income – benefits, not earning' is the biggest, & fastest growing, reason for referral to a #foodbank. It's significantly increased since April 2016, which is why we support @jrf_uk call to unfreeze working age benefits in new #UKDestitution report. pic.twitter.com/wkUPRLAr7C — The Trussell Trust (@TrussellTrust) June 7, 2018

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