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February 2019 – Newsletter

Please read and enjoy our latest Newsletter You can sign up to join our Project and Appeals team here or email office@andoverfoodbank.org.uk

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Christmas at the foodbank

December has been a busy time of year with the Andover foodbank trying to help people to enjoy Christmas rather than “survive through it”. A total 835 Christmas gift boxes were given out to agencies and schools including Andover Crisis and Support Centre, Mencap and Icknield School to give as a special treat for children […]

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Gift bxox deliveries are underway!

And they’re off! 715 Christmas gift boxes are being delivered to local agencies today ready to be distributed by care workers to the children with whom they are working. Thank you for the generous donations of gift boxes and to the volunteers for sorting and delivering them. The gift boxes will make a difference to […]

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12 Days of Christmas – donate to fill a Christmas hamper

Every year the Andover foodbank gives a bag full of Christmas food and treats to families and individuals who are struggling in December. These hampers make an enormous difference during the festive season, helping to alleviate the many festive pressures and allowing people to celebrate the season rather than exist through it. Last year many […]

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The opening of the warehouse!

The Andover foodbank celebrated the opening of its enlarged warehouse on Friday 12 October 2018. The foodbank was set up in 2006 to provide emergency food to local people who find themselves in crisis and without means to buy food. Good quality, secure and long term storage is essential for the foodbank. Renting additional space […]

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Katie Piper inspires runners and spectators at the Lake Run

The Andover foodbank Lake Run took place on Sunday 16 September 2018.  The event was opened by Katie Piper, TV presenter, author and philanthropist, who also ran the 10k and achieved a time of 1:02:54 in spite of her rigorous training schedule for Strictly Come Dancing.  Katie ran the 10k with her husband Richard Sutton. […]

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Help to make Christmas happy for a local child!

After the success of last year’s project when we distributed around 680 gift boxes to local children we are launching our giftboxes project for Christmas 2018.  We need you to help make this Christmas happy for a local child by donating a gift box or by donating money. Click here for full details of the […]

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The Lake Run – latest news

The Andover foodbank Lake Run takes place on Sunday 16 September 2018 this year will be opened by Katie Piper who has just announced that she will be competing in Strictly Come Dancing.  The money raised at the Lake Run will be used to help those in crisis in Andover. There are three races: a […]

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Summer holiday activities in Andover

We have been looking at what activities are available during the school holidays.  Here is our list.  We hope enjoy them!

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Closure of foodbank building until 20 August 2018

The foodbank building is now closed until Monday 20 August 2018 for the completion of building works. Our distribution points are fully stocked and we’ll be picking up phone messages and emails during this time.

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