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COVID Winter Grant Scheme

COVID Winter Grant Scheme This is a new government initiative, paid through the council, specifically to support households suffering financial hardship as a direct result of the impact of Covid-19. The government has awarded councils money under the Covid Winter Grant Scheme designed for vulnerable households and families, with or without children, who are particularly […]

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Smethwick Foodbank’ COVID-19 update 11th of January 21

Emergency Food Parcels You will need to be assessed by a local agency to obtain a referral to Foodbank to collect Food Local Referral Agencies We recommend ringing your normal local referral agencies for assessment for food; many are offering advice over the phone. They will provide support/advice not just access to emergency food. Some […]

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Christmas 2020 Reverse Advent Calendar

This week sees the launch of our Christmas 2020 Reverse Advent Calendar!  Get together at work or with friends, neighbours or family to collect an item each day over the next four weeks to help local families in financial hardship this Christmas. Smethwick Foodbank Reverse Advent 2020

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Foodbank Winter Statement

As we approach winter 2020 and the start of a new decade, the change to a new year brings not only new challenges and demands, but also the marking of the 10 year anniversary of Smethwick Foodbank.  At Smethwick CAN, our mission has always been to ensure that no one in our community goes to […]

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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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