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Smethwick Foodbank’ COVID-19 update 6th October 2020

New Opening Times We have now supported  8,800 people since April. Our new opening times for Foodbank clients will be 12-2pm Tuesday and Friday onwards at Holy Trinity Church.  The Foodbank Centre at Raglan Road will remain closed until further notice. Emergency Food Parcels Local Referral Agencies We recommend ringing your normal local referral agencies for assessment […]

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Foodbank Harvest Appeal 2020

Foodbank relies on donations made at this time of year from local schools, businesses and other community organisations. These collections are vitally needed this year as we continue to meet the extra needs created by the COVID-19 Pandemic We have contacted those schools, businesses and  community organisations that have organised collections in the past. We’re […]

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Smethwick Foodbank closed 31/08/2020 for a week and New Opening Times

Advanced warning.  Smethwick Foodbank will be closed for the week beginning 31st August, reopening on Tuesday 8th September. Our new opening times for Foodbank clients will be 12-2pm Tuesday and Friday onwards at Holy Trinity Church. The Foodbank Centre at Raglan Road will remain closed until further notice.

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Smethwick CAN has a lovely new van!

This will be a great benefit across all of the Smethwick CAN food projects – food bank, pantry, cafe and allotment.

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To All Our Amazing Volunteers – You are a blessing

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New donation sites at Asda Cape Hill and Oldbury

We are always in need of donations; we support approximately 50 families a week with emergency food supplies. (During the pandemic this has risen over 1400 individuals) You can now donate tinned, dried and UHT food items to Smethwick Food Bank using the collection trolley in Asda at Cape Hill, Smethwick and Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury […]

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Citizens Advice Foodbank Referral Helpline now open 0808 208 2138

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) (England and Wales)  have opened a new Foodbank Referral Helpline to help people who are struggling to get a referral to their local Foodbank. Alongside the assessment for emergency food they will get advice on general support issues. This advice and help will be done over the phone. CAB will issue […]

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Smethwick CAN Cafe reopens 21st of May

CAN Cafe is now open again for the local community A free takeaway meal  will be served every Thursday at Raglan Road Christian Church, Smethwick, B66 3ND at 3pm The building is set up to protect the public and volunteers during this lockdown period First come first served Please respect any instruction you are given […]

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Smethwick Local Pantry reopens 20th of May

We are relocating to Raglan Road Christian Church, Smethwick, B66 3ND We will reopen on Wednesday the 20th May from 12-2pm We will be offering a full Pantry service with members paying the usual £4.00 membership fee to do their shopping safely at a distance Measures will be in place following government guidelines to ensure […]

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CAP Debt Services reopens 18th of May

Free debt counselling in our local community reopens today Monday 18th of May 2020 Whatever the situation you are facing, there is hope. Christians against Poverty (CAP) offer a completely free service to help you lift the burden of debt. Give them a call today and start your journey towards debt freedom. Call free on […]

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