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National Foodbank Collection at Tesco

Thanks to your generosity our recent collections at Lydney and Gloucester Tesco resulted in us receiving this wonderful amount   Lydney 1775.15 (94 crates) Gloucester St Oswalds 2762.95 (217 crates) Total 4538.1kg (311 Crates) A huge thank-you to all who donated and to our volunteers for collecting

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Forest of Dean Lions Donation

A huge thank-you to the Forest of Dean for their very generous donation of £200 to the Forest Foodbank

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Forest Foodbank Manager Needed

VOLUNTEER FOODBANK MANAGER A position has opened up at the Forest Foodbank for a volunteer Foodbank Manager. The job is ideal for some one who has had previous Management experience to manage and coordinate the day to day running of the Forest Foodbank and the main point of contact. The Forest Foodbank was set up […]

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Tesco Food Collection

The Forest Food Bank had a great response from the Ad Hoc collection at Lydney on the 4/5th May 2018.  We collected 888.05 kgs and £112.70. Thanks to everyone who took part and to Lydney Tesco.

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Volunteer of the Year 2017

We are delighted to hear that our Volunteers Manager Yvonne Wood has been voted as the Forest Volunteer of the Year 2017.  A very well-deserved award!  Congratulations Yvonne

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Community Grant Donation

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Midcounties Co-operative Community Support for their generous donation towards the cost of building a ramp at our warehouse.  This will make life much easier for our volunteers.

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Items needed urgently

We are in urgent need of the following items:- Noodles Pasta meals Savoury rice Curry sauces Instant mash Jam Chocolate/snacks Cat & dog food Juice (long life) Can people please donate some of these items urgently? Thank you! There are collection points in most supermarkets or you can drop them into one of our foodbanks.  Why […]

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Warm & Well – Grants for heating and insulation

Grants for heating and insulation for people with health conditions including mental health Are you warm enough in your home? Are you struggling to pay energy bills? About 11% of households in Gloucestershire are living in fuel poverty; they are living in cold houses they cannot afford to heat. This often has a detrimental effect on […]

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SURVIVING WINTER:GRANTS & DONATING

Since 2011 the Gloucestershire Community Foundation http://www.gloucestershirecf.org.uk/ has distributed £33,000 worth of Surviving Winter grants to people and organisations to help those who have to decide between food or fuel. The grants are made possible through donations from people who could afford to forego their Winter Fuel Payment. However all donations are welcome. Help includes warmth packs, […]

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Local transport and volunteering opportunities with Freedom Leisure

Different dates throughout November 2016.  Please see attached flyers. freedom-leisure-cinderford-transport-session-2016 freedom-leisure-coleford-transport-session freedom-leisure-lydney-transport-session freedom-leisure-newent-transport-session-17-11-16

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