News

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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Supermarket Collection

Last Saturday, Miriam, and two volunteers were collecting donations at Asda in Small Heath. We want to say a big thank you to Tracey, the community champion, and all the customers who donated the items we are short of at the moment: rice pudding, tinned fruit, fruit juice, milk and coffee. Altogether we collected 200 […]

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Lent ideas

Spring is here! Signs of new life and resurrection are seen in trees coming back to life and flowers blooming. As a Christian charity, we turn our thoughts to Easter and the fullness of life offered by Jesus Christ. This new life is for all and we share this through the work we do at the […]

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Christmas & New Year Opening Times

We know Christmas can be a difficult time for many on low incomes. We have tried to make sure our services are as accessible as possible over the holiday period and we are open the following times: Mon 24th Dec – 9am-12pm Support & Advice Centre, Tyseley. APPOINTMENT ONLY Thurs 27th Dec – 11am-1pm Balsall Heath […]

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Quick! Christmas is coming!

Okay, so it’s 6 weeks away. But Advent, the season of preparation, is fast approaching. Traditionally it was a time of fasting in readiness for the great feast of Christmas. If you want to get your heart, mind, and soul ready to receive all that Christmas has to offer, then how about ditching the “traditional” […]

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Harvest Appeal – 2018

We are now taking donations for Harvest festival. We can arrange to do talks / foodbank visits with your groups and to collect donations from you. To request an information pack including posters and ‘shopping lists’ please email nicola@narthex.org.uk We are in need of the following food items this Harvest-time; Cereal Tomatoes / Pasta Sauce […]

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Life Giving Bags for Life

Here at the foodbank we send clients away with parcels in supermarket bags for life, which are large and strong enough to carry all the food. A family parcel for 5-7 people uses 5 bags. We try to use new bags all from one supermarket because it helps clients feel more comfortable. As you might […]

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