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The Andover Bean Trail has started!

The sun is shining and the Andover Bean Trail has started! Hiding around Andover town centre are 12 baked bean tins.  Each tin has a letter – collect them all & enter the competition. Forms are available from Andover Museum. Happy hunting!

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Vassos Alexander to open Lake Run on 18 September 2016

We are delighted to announce that Vassos Alexander will be opening the Lake Run for us and also taking part in the 10K. Vassos Alexander is one of the UK’s best known sports presenters. He broadcasts to 10 million people every day as part of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2. He […]

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Can you run dressed as a piece of food?

Come and join us for the Andover foodbank 10k and Fun Run on Sunday 18th September 2016.    It should be a great family day with a Fun Run for the younger participants and those wanting a slightly easier challenge.  We’d love runners come in fancy dress – as a food item!  What could you […]

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Simply Health sponsor 8 shelves!

The Andover foodbank recently launched a new way of supporting its work with local people in need.  The scheme offers companies, schools, groups and individuals the opportunity to sponsor a shelf in the foodbank’s warehouse. The foodbank has 72 ‘shelves’ available to sponsor and each shelf costs £10 per month. Sponsors will receive a certificate […]

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Oxfam becomes a collection point

Thanks to Alison and the team at Oxfam.  The shop in the Chantry Centre is now a collection point for the Andover foodbank.

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The Lake Run Andover 18 September 2016

As part of the celebrations for our 10th anniversary, a 10k run has been organised around Andover. The run takes place on Sunday 18 September 2016 and there is also a 3k fun run.  To find out more and to register please visit www.andover10klakerun.co.uk If you would like to raise money through sponsorship please use our […]

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Celebrating 10 years of the Andover foodbank!

Happy birthday to us!  We celebrated our 10th anniversary with a lunch for the volunteers who have made the Andover foodbank a success.  Lunch and our brithday brownie cake was delicious!

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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