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Fuel Voucher Availability 2021 – No longer available

Fuel voucher update, all the funding for this scheme has been allocated.  We are no longer able to help with fuel. Severn Wye is able to assist with advice and support still.

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We have some exciting news

After 2 years of hard behind the scenes work The Forest Food Bank is now an independent charity. We are now a CIO. Coleford Baptist Church has been an integral part of The Forest Food Bank. In the lead up to 2013 many churches got together with the Baptist Church in Coleford where a number […]

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Gloucester and District Samaritans – MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 10 – 16 MAY

‘It’s Good To Talk’ …  …..  a series of short webinar presentations to mark  MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 10 – 16 MAY  Gloucester & District Samaritans warmly welcome you to join in for one, or several, of the following short talks, all starting at 7.30pm and lasting for about 30 minutes:  Monday, 10 May – […]

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Tesco drop off points – update

To help ensure that any Tesco top-up we receive is only paid on eligible donations, the drop off points are for in-store shoppers only. Any food that has been purchased in a different store and brought into store should be sealed by the donor and clearly labelled as having been purchased elsewhere. Thank you for […]

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A Life in the Day Emma Revie – CEO of the Trussell Trust

If you are a Times subscriber you can access the article here The Trussell Trust CEO, Emma Revie, on running the UK’s biggest food bank in the pandemic | The Sunday Times Magazine | The Sunday Times (thetimes.co.uk) A really interesting article about the CEO of The Trussell Trust.

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Healthy Start Gloucestershire

If you’re pregnant or have a child under 4 and you are getting benefits, you may be able to get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods. You also qualify if you are under 18 and pregnant, even if you don’t get any benefits. This important scheme provides vouchers to spend with local […]

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Gloucestershire Covid-19 Emergency Living Fund

The fund provides practical support to eligible adults and families for food, gas/electricity top ups and household items such as furniture including white goods/appliances and furniture. Auriga Services Ltd administers the delivery of the Gloucestershire Welfare Support Scheme and Covid-19 Emergency Living Fund. In April 2020 Gloucestershire County Council approved plans to extend the existing […]

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Christians Against Poverty – Here to help

Christians Against Poverty are there to help you in a number of ways – budgeting, debt advice, grocery shopping, energy top ups and where needed school uniform purchases. Their free helpline number is 0800 328 0006 and is open Mon – Thur – 9.30am to 5.30pm Fri – 9.30am to 3.30pm CAP services are run […]

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North and West Gloucestershire Citizen Advice Christmas Emergency Contacts

North and West Gloucestershire Citizen Advice office will be closed from 1.00 PM on 22nd December until 9.00 AM on 4th January 2021. Please click here for emergency contact details.

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Let’s go through the keyhole into our despatch room

Let’s go through the keyhole with this video into our despatch room. Our volunteers Becky and Jeremy have transformed the room into a user friendly space. Our packing team and delivery drivers now have a great space to work. Our HUGE thanks as a team go to Becky and Jeremy.

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