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Spread the word this winter

It may only be early November, but the icy-chills of winter are already creeping their way in. The crisp air and icing-sugar like dusting on the leaves may be beautiful, but the reality of this time of year is sinister. For thousands of people in the UK, the end of summer marks the point where […]

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HARVEST 2018

Once again the food bank has benefited from bountiful harvest donations. Many thanks to all who contributed. As a result of this our shopping list is fairly small at present. The warehouse is full but realise there are still people who are in food poverty and perhaps don’t know of us or how to access […]

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AGM 2018

The Annual General Meeting was held on Monday, 18th June 2018 at 5:00pm in All Saints Church Hall, Oakham. A report from the previous year which was discussed at the meeting can be found here.

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Christmas 2017

Many thanks to all who sponsored hampers this year. We packed 200 in a conveyor belt system on the morning of December 7th then distributed them to voucher holders in the afternoon. Thanks too for all the volunteers who enabled this to happen. Donations……we never cease to be amazed at the generosity of people in […]

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Harvest Donations

This harvest must be a record breaker for the food bank. We had 1.77 tons of food donated from 26 different churches, schools and nurseries which will help our clients for a good two months. Amazing, so a huge thanks to all concerned. Harvest Festival Thank You Certificate 2017

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Wonderful Teenagers

These 14 teenagers were on National Citizenship Service during their holidays and agreed to support our food bank for the fund raising part. What an incredible success that was . They donated £600’s worth of food and toiletries plus around £400 cash which is am amazing feat. Full marks and a huge thank you to […]

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Tesco collection

We had a brilliant day at Tesco Oakham on Friday June 30th. Shoppers were incredibly generous which resulted in 50 crates of food going to the warehouse. Thanks to Hollie, the manager and staff and all who helped and donated. Update on knitting too. Another blanket of squares has gone to a refugee charity and […]

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Easter and Knitting!

Thanks to all who donated Easter eggs this year it was an amazing result. We had several large families in crisis over that period so many children benefited from then who otherwise may have gone without. During quiet time at the food bank a number of volunteers knit squares and recently had enough to sew […]

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NEW CHAIR APPOINTED

David Clark has been appointed chair of Rutland Food Bank wef April 1st 2017. He succeeded Suzanne Johnson who championed it from idea to inception in 2013 and had led it since then. It now has a warehouse in Langham and opens for people in crisis three days a week in Oakham and once a […]

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Christmas 2016

A massive thank you to all who made contributions, sponsored hampers, packed hampers and volunteered in any capacity over the festive period. 170 hampers were assembled conveyor belt style in record time at the Oakham food bank then handed out to voucher holders at both Uppingham and Oakham along with drinks and seasonal food. 19 […]

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