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Nearly 1000 Christmas gift boxes delivered!

The foodbank has distributed nearly 1000 Christmas gift boxes full of toys and gifts to care workers at agencies, including Childrens Services, Yellow Brick Road Projects, Andover Young Carers, and Icknield School, ready to be given to local children in need.  This guarantees that care workers have time to discreetly deliver the gift boxes to […]

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12 Days of Christmas 2020

Every year the foodbank gives Christmas hampers to families and individuals who are struggling.  These hampers make an enormous difference to the festive season, helping alleviate the many financial pressures and allowing people to celebrate the season rather than exist through it.   Last year many of you helped by donating items for a hamper through […]

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How to help a local child this Christmas

There are many ways you can help a local child this Christmas and you can do some of these from home if getting out to shop is difficult. Make up and deliver a gift box to the foodbank by Friday 6 November. Encourage your friends, family or work place to get in involved. Click here […]

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You can now make a text donations for Christmas giftboxes

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Saturday opening from 24 October 2020

From Saturday 24 October 2020 the Andover foodbank will also be open on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:00 midday.  

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Christmas gift boxes for local children in need 2020

We need you to help make this Christmas happy for a local child by donating a filled gift box or money. Last year we sadly saw increased demand but managed through the generosity of local people, Churches, schools and companies to distribute more than 900 boxes. A Social worker who distributed gift boxes in 2019 […]

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Support Resources leaflet

We have produced Support Resources leaflet giving details of local agencies who can provide help for those in need.

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Summer holiday bags for families

We are delighted that the government will be providing support for families who usually receive free school meals over the summer holiday. However, we know that some will struggle to provide treats and entertainment during the holiday, especially those who have had their income impacted by coronavirus. The foodbank is planning to issue additional food […]

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Cancellation of the Andover foodbank Lake Run

We are sorry to announce that the Andover foodbank Lake Run will not take place on Sunday 13 September 2020. Michael Valenzia, Chair of the Lake Run Committee, said that after carefully considering the government advice on Coronavirus and the safety of the runners, volunteers and their families, it did not consider that the event […]

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Doorstep portrait photography!

Helen from H Jones Photography is kindly offering doorstep portraits to raise money for the foodbank. Helen is taking these whilst out on her daily exercise in and around Anna Valley. You can contact Helen at [email protected] to arrange a portrait and then make a donation to the foodbank. Helen has already raised £330! Thank […]

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