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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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Big shout for Global Foods, Bearwood Road

Just in case there was any doubt that the people at Global Foods were the nicest people in Bearwood, they’ve just supplied us with enough food to keep Foodbank running for another week. Thanks so much to Harvi, Dave and the rest of the team, you are amazing! If you didn’t know already, they are […]

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Life Skills from Christians against Poverty

We would like to recommend this new course  from Christians against Poverty. A friendly group where you’ll discover the life skills you need to survive on a low income. If you want to stay on top of your household bills, see your money go further, eat well on a budget or grow in self-confidence then […]

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“Benefit levels must keep pace with rising cost of essentials” urges The Trussell Trust as foodbank use grows in West Midlands

Between the 1st April 2017 and the 31st March 2018, Trussell Trust foodbanks in the West Midlands gave out 119,946 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis, an 8% increase on the previous year. 43,244 of these went to children. During the same period, The Trussell Trust’s UK foodbank network distributed 1,332,952 three day emergency […]

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Homeless or at risk of losing your home

Our best advice would be to contact Sandwell Council as soon as possible. The service is free and confidential and you don’t have to be a Sandwell resident to get help and advice. During office hours Monday to Friday you can go along to the Local office nearest to you. For further full information about […]

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Trussell Trust partnership with Christians against Poverty

We are really pleased to let you know that The Trussell Trust and CAP have now signed a national agreement to encourage cross-referral and map local centres. Find out more about Oldbury Debt Centre based at Kings Community Centre Find our more about Sandwell  Release Group based at Raglan Road Church

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The Importance of Milk

Knowing how important milk is to young children, every Tuesday father-of-one and local businessman Aman quietly buys fresh milk and drops it into our foodbank session #FoodbankHero

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Foodbank Heroes

  This cheeky pair have been friends for 50 years. Together they’ve been Girlguiding leaders, members of Smethwick Baptist Church and now help out at Smethwick Foodbank every fortnight. Margaret’s one of our longest-standing volunteers and helped set up the foodbank five years ago, with Betty joining us three years ago. “You do it to […]

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