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Could you be a top Food Finder?

The Food Finder Challenge is a brand new initiative from Trussell Trust, which aims to raise much-needed funds for the Trust and donations for your local foodbank. Working within a team, you’ll be pitted against other teams, taking part in a treasure-hunt style challenge. Over two hours you’ll have to collect as many things on our […]

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SkillForce and Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School join forces for Chesterfield foodbank

Established in 2004, SkillForce is a national education charity, leading the way in how character and resilience is taught and delivered in schools. Since its inception, SkillForce has helped tens of thousands of young people turn their lives around and, through doing so, realise their potential and become responsible citizens. In addition to our commitment […]

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2017/18 Newsletter from Chesterfield foodbank

Our 2017/18 newsletter is now available to view. Download your copy here.

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Co-op Local Community Fund helps towards new foodbank van

The Co-op Local Community Fund has provided £1,400 towards the cost of our new Chesterfield foodbank van. We use the van to collect donated food from supermarkets, churches, libraries and schools and deliver the food to our three distribution centres at Brimington, West Bars and Loundsley Green. The van is regularly seen around Chesterfield by […]

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Thank You Tesco Community Champions and Andy

Jane and Karen, the Tesco Extra Community Champions and Andy from the Fruit and Veg Department joined us at the foodbank warehouse on the 26th April and soon got stuck in helping us to transfer food items into good quality used cardboard boxes supplied by the Fruit and Vegetable Department. We use deep boxes for cereals, […]

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Food for thought

Jim Hopkins, Project Manager at Chesterfield foodbank, gave thanks to the Rotary Club of Bolsover at their latest meeting. The Club have generously donated to the foodbank, which has enabled us to purchase a van to make it easier to carry out food collections in the area.  In attendance, Rita Reed, Club President was pleased that the van […]

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Warehouse Makeover

Chesterfield foodbank was delighted to host a team of Spar managers at our warehouse on 10th April 2018. Jordan, Andrew, Layla, Richard, Dawn, Ben, Simon, Emma, Pam, Sam and Lisa spent the whole day working away and helping us to sort our beans and pasta stocks into best before date order. We are so grateful for […]

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Andrew and Debora – A lovely story

Andrew and Debora Thatcher, (third and fourth on the left), a wonderful couple who needed food from the foodbank when they were in crisis and, who are now back on their feet, have bought another food donation to the foodbank. This is a lovely story of so many generous donors, dedicated volunteers and Andrew and […]

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Warehouse Reorganisation

Lisa, one of our warehouse volunteers, and her husband Eammon helped Jim the project manager to reorganise the warehouse last Saturday. The picture shows Lisa with our new hand pallet truck and the warehouse in the background. We now have a good supply of euro pallets and we are using shallow cardboard trays donated by […]

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Welcome visitors

Chesterfield foodbank warehouse hosts Councillor Pat Murray, John Heathcoat with three recently arrived Syrian refugees and our volunteers Pat, Lisa, Sue and John. Councillor Pat came to check over our building, John and the Syrian refugees came to help at the warehouse and our dedicated volunteers work at the warehouse every Friday morning.

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