News

New premises for warehouse: July 24th 2018

Wrexham Foodbank is pleased to share the news that the council have been able to provide temporary accommodation so we can continue our work feeding local people in crisis. Cllr Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for Youth Services and Anti-Poverty, said: “I am very pleased that we have been able to secure a suitable site for the Foodbank […]

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New warehouse: opening July 31st 2018

Thanks to assistance from Wrexham County Borough Council we are pleased to announce that we will be accepting donations at our temporary warehouse site from Tuesday July 31st. The address is 70a DEAN ROAD, WREXHAM LL13 9EH

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WAREHOUSE CLOSURE

WREXHAM FOODBANK STATEMENT 12.7.18 For some time staff at the Foodbank on Rhosddu Road have realised their premises are not fit or safe to use as a food storage area and now, despite looking for an alternative location, the decision has been taken that it will close. Sally Ellinson, Foodbank Manager, said: “Despite extensive efforts […]

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ASDA collaboration with Trussell Trust & Fairshare

At this years National Foodbank Conference, held on May 17th in Dudley, more details of the ASDA collaboration were announced. In monetary terms this equates to £9 million pounds over 3 years to ensure sustainability of Foodbanks as the demand for food and other support increases. All Foodbanks will be eligible to apply for grants […]

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Welcome to our first employee! Sally Ellinson

After several months of deliberation and juggling of finances the Trustees of Wrexham Foodbank are delighted to be able to employ a paid Project Manager! It is with also with pleasure that we welcome Sally Ellinson into the role, a position she has been undertaking in a volunteer capacity for many months.

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Volunteers Afternoon Tea

It was a pleasure to host an afternoon tea for our volunteers on June 4th 2018. Here is a message from Sally Ellinson after the event: Dear Volunteers Thank you to all who came to the Afternoon Tea on Monday, I hope you had a great time. For those of you who couldn’t make it […]

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News on our supermarket collections and collaborations: Sainsburys and ASDA

Once again the customers of Tesco Wrexham Extra store have shown their support for Wrexham Foodbank. At our in store collection on Friday April 27th a fantastic 635.5 kilos of food was donated to us and we received much needed supplies of UHT milk, tinned meat, tinned rice pudding and coffee! On Saturday May 5th […]

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A busy year 2017-18: an update on our activity

Wrexham Foodbank … More Than Food!   This week Wrexham Foodbank and The Trussell Trust released their end of year statistics. During 2017-18 2013 three-day food parcels were given out by Wrexham Foodbank feeding 4252 people, including 1292 children. The Foodbank is run entirely by volunteers and all the food (over 33,000kg) was donated by […]

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Core funding secured for 6 months: Community Foundation in Wales

  We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in a bid to Comic Relief / The Community Foundation in Wales  (www.cfiw.org.uk) for core funding towards the costs incurred by our warehouse operations. This is in addition to the funding already received from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme which paid for the […]

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Succesful Quiz Night

Our first Wrexham Foodbank Quiz night was held on February 23rd in Wrexham Lager Social Club. With nearly ninety people attending a great night was had with enormous thanks to Pete our wonderful quizmaster who kept the brain cells working and to the social club for hosting the event. Thanks too to everyone who donated […]

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