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Our Easter 2021 Opening Hours

Sparkhill Foodbank and its satellites will be closed on Good Friday (2nd April ) and Easter Monday (5th April). All other times and collections are unaffected. Happy Easter!

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New Opening Hours for Tyseley from January 2021

As of 4th January 2021, our Support and Advice Centre at Tyseley will be open for Foodbank parcel collections from 10am – 1pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is a change from our previous opening hours of 10 – 1.30. We are open for donations between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Thursday, and 9am – 3pm […]

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Sparkhill Foodbank Christmas Opening Times

We want to support as many people as we can over the Christmas period, so please open, print and share our PDF with our opening hours and locations. We have changed some of the days that we are open over the next few weeks, so please take note! Normal operating hours, days and locations will […]

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To give is better than to receive

Who wants and Advent calendar full of gin anyway? Everyone has one of those. If you want to stand out from the crowd, do a reverse Advent calendar. Instead of opening a door to a treat, you can use our handy guide to what you can donate each day. The Guild of Students at the University […]

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Voluteers wanted for the Tesco National Collection 2019

Once again Sparkhill Foodbank is taking part in the Trussell Trust & Tesco Food Collection. The collection runs from Thursday 21st November until Saturday 23rd November. We will be based at 4 stores: Tesco Extra Yardley, Tesco Extra Solihull, Tesco Hall Green and Tesco Metro Knowle. If you want to volunteer for this event, please […]

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Be really virtuous – save the planet and help the foodbank

Hey everyone! A quick reminder that there are only 10 more Tuesdays until Christmas. Pretty soon Our Reverse Advent Calendar will be available but there other ways to support us in the run up to Christmas. Our parent charity, Narthex Sparkhill, is registered on www.dontsendmeacard.com. Instead of sending real cards to your friends and family, send […]

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New Satellite Centre

Sparkhill foodbank is happy to announce that it is expanding its satellite network. In conjunction with the Stechford Satellite Foodbank Partnership, we are taking over the running of Stechford Foodbank which will now become Sparkhill Foodbank in Stechford. It will continue to run on Friday afternoons from 1-3 pm, staffed by their brilliant team of […]

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Summer Holiday Squeeze

As a former teacher, I know that one of the things that Pupil Premium payments are based on is how many children get free school meals. The government gives this payment because it is recognised that poverty affects educational attainment. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Universal Credit has released a new report recommending that all families […]

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Supermarket Collection

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED   On Sat 11th May we did a collection at Asda Shirley and collected over 500 kg of essential food. Thanks to the staff and customers who made this amazing feat possible. We are running another supermarket collection, this time at Asda Small Heath on Saturday 1st June from 9.30am-2.00pm. If you want […]

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Easter Opening Hours

Although tomorrow is Good Friday, Sparkhill Foodbank at Church of the Ascension, Hall Green, will be open as usual from 2.30-5.30 pm. We will be open as usual across all centres next week. Have a Happy Easter.

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