Christmas Opening times and Fire Stations Arrangements

All Foodbank Centres will be closed this Christmas week except Wednesday 27th December St Oswalds Foodbank Jardine Crescent CV4 9NW 11.00 am until 1.00 pm   Saturday 30th December Church of God of Prophecy 23 Victoria Street CV1 5NA 10.00 am until 12.00 noon   EMERGENCY BOXES WILL BE AVAILBLE AT THE FOUR WEST MIDLANDS […]

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Holly finds work as a forklift truck driver

Our congratulations to Holly Duggan who has found permanent employment as a fork lift truck driver with Abena UK Limited. Holly has been volunteering for Coventry foodbank and the Midlands Regional Distribution Centre for the 2 years. In March she gained her Reach truck drivers license and this has been the catalyst to finding full […]

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Foodbank closures week commencing 23rd October

Please note that due to unforseen circumstances the following foodbanks distribution centres will not be open as follows : 1: Foleshill Baptist Church  – 25th October 2: Coventry City Mission  – 18th October and 25th October We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please view our foodbank centre page for alternative opening times   […]

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Coventry foodbank


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Coventry’s New Regional Distribution Centre

Coventry foodbank and the Trussell Trust have partnered together to provide a new facility in Coventry which will serve the needs of the Midlands. This 25,000 square foot warehouse in Binley will enable us to receive bulk palletised deliveries of food from manufacturers, break it down into smaller quantities to supply to other foodbanks within […]

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Christmas Opening Hours at Coventry Fire Stations

All our foodbanks will be closed this Christmas except St Oswalds in Tile Hill which will be open on Wednesday 28th December from 11.00 am until 1.00pm. Again this year we are pleased to announce that Coventry Foodbank and West Midlands Fire Service will be working together, to provide emergency food parcel over the Christmas […]

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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


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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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

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MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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