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Foodbank Volunteers recognised for assistance during pandemic

We have been thrilled to receive thank you messages from both Cannock Chase Council and the Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire   Read the letter from Cannock Chase Council       Read the letter from the Lord-Lieutenant    

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Coronavirus Update

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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Difficulty obtaining a foodbank voucher?

Difficulty obtaining a voucher? We appreciate that some of our referral agencies will no longer be carrying out face to face meetings with clients who may need the foodbank. We also appreciate that some people who may need to use the foodbank are being advised to self-isolate. If you are having difficulty obtaining a voucher please contact […]

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Citizens Advice Referral Helpline now open

We are aware that many of our referral partners have changed their ways of working in order to provide services safely during this time, and their offices may be closed. If you can’t afford food you can call  0808 2082138 (freephone) for free to speak to a trained and independent Citizens Advice agent. The freephone helpline is open […]

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Coronavirus – Food Banks questions answered

The Trussell Trust have published the following FAQs:   https://www.trusselltrust.org/2020/04/17/coronavirus-food-banks-questions-answered/

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Making a donation

Donations During the Coronavirus outbreak you may want to help Rugeley Foodbank by donating food but might not be able to get to a supermarket, or the items you wish to donate may not be on the shelves. Therefore, we are kindly asking those who wish to help Rugeley Foodbank during these unprecedented times, to […]

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Food donations urgently needed

Can you help? Donations of any of the following will be especially welcome over the coming weeks. Please help us to help more clients in need. Tinned Meat Tinned Potatoes Mash Sandwich Meat Tinned Tomatoes Rice Pudding Coffee You can donate at Tesco in Rugeley, Waitrose in Uttoxeter or several other shops in Rugeley Town […]

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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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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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