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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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January 2018 Newsletter

Here is all the latest news from Sparkhill Foodbank. Please click subscribe to get the newsletter delivered directly to your inbox.

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November Newsletter

Here is all the latest news from Sparkhill Foodbank. Please click subscribe to get the newsletter delivered directly to your inbox.

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Latest Supermarket Collection

Gareth Duffield, foodbank manager, was at Asda Small Heath on Sat 1st July. Customers kindly donated 228 kg of food. Thanks to everyone who contributed and to Asda for hosting us.

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New Crisis Centre

Sparkhill Foodbank and its parent charity Narthex Sparkhill are in the process of opening a new crisis centre. The 4000 sq ft centre will house the foodbank, the clothes bank, our money advice workers and a cafe, allowing us to expand our work and offer new services. We have received a grant to install a […]

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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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