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Janet Burns BEM

We are proud to share the news that our Project Leader Janet, has been awarded the honour of British Empire Medal for her services to the Community of Knottingley and Knottingley Foodbank. With support from the Churches Together initiative Janet was instrumental in establishing Knottingley Foodbank in 2013.  As well as the daily running, organising […]

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Donate at the Drive thru’!

Every Friday 10:30-12:30 Ropewalk Methodist Church We rely on support from the Knottingley community and want to give you the opportunity to donate.  We look forward  to seeing you! (from a safe distance of course!) Just drive up – pop your car boot open – we can get the bags and close the boot! Social […]

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Knottingley Foodbank is CLOSED

Following a warehouse break in and the following the latest Government guidelines the Board of Trustees made the difficult decision to close Knottingley Foodbank for the foreseeable future.  The security and health of our volunteers were key factors in this decision.  We hope to be back open again soon when it is safe to do […]

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Dress Down Day at WDH

Debbie Walsh, presenting a donation of £225.56 raised from a Dress Down Day at WDH to KFB volunteers Janet & Joan

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Wakefield District Housing, presenting a Employee Council donation

Amanda Sheridan, Wakefield District Housing, presenting a Employee Council donation for £300 to KFB volunteers, Annie, Christine, John, Pat, Elizabeth, Joan & Marie

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Advent Calendars

KFB volunteers Marie, Annie and David receive Advent Calendars to include in Christmas food parcels from Jon Garner representing Wakefield District Housing

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Finlay collecting the donations at Monk Fryston School

Nine year old Finlay Johnson a pupil at Monk Fryston CofE Primary School recently planned and managed a collection of food for Knottingley Foodbank (KFB). Finlay who lives in Knottingley prepared 300 bags with a little explanatory poster attached and distributed them in school. Over 100 bags were returned with donations which Finlay packed and […]

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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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