News

Cobham Area Foodbank Manager’s report November 2020

These are turbulent times: Coronavirus, USA elections and another lockdown. How are we doing at Cobham Area Foodbank? Firstly I would like to say ‘Thank You’ to all the supporters, generous donors of money, small and large gifts of all kinds, and for the help offered and given by so many. For those loving statistics: […]

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Christina van Roest appointed General Manager

The trustees are delighted to announce that Christina van Roest, a very familiar face at the Foodbank, has rejoined the Board of Trustees and has been appointed General Manager. Christina has been heavily involved in the Foodbank since its inception in 2013 and has worked tirelessly for many years with referral agencies, volunteers and clients […]

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Arnie Gabbott, a founding trustee of Cobham Foodbank, has died

We’re very sad to announce that Arnie Gabbott, one of our founding trustees and a faithful supporter of the Foodbank, has died. Funeral details to be advised.

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Hugh Bryant retires as General Manager and Trustee

Hugh Bryant is retiring as Trustee and General Manager on 20th July 2020. Hugh has been a Trustee since the charity’s foundation in August 2013 and in the last seven years has overseen the charity’s development to become a vital part of the Cobham community. From its foundation in 2013 by Churches Together in Cobham, […]

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Joint call to Government for a Coronavirus Emergency Support Scheme

Joint call to Government for a Coronavirus Emergency Income Support Scheme that can help us all weather this storm Summary In just a few short weeks the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been felt in households across the country. The scale of financial hardship we are seeing is alarming – new figures from […]

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News at Easter 2020

Our food bank is OPEN. It distributes food as usual on Tuesdays, between midday and 1.30, from the United Church at 38 Stoke Road, Cobham KT11 3BD. We are also doing home deliveries for those who are unable to get out, especially during the Coronavirus emergency. Please follow the simple steps at https://cobhamarea.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/how-to-get-help/ if you […]

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Vouchers still issued from Cobham Centre on Tuesday mornings despite closure

Although Cobham Centre for the Community is now closed, foodbank vouchers will still be issued from the office there on Tuesday mornings as before.

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We have launched on Elmbridge Community Lottery

We now have an Elmbridge Community Lottery page! ✅ Support local causes and win prizes of up to £25,000! ✅ 50% of all tickets sold from our page go to us! ✅ PLUS 10% goes to other local good causes! ✅ Tickets only cost £1 per week! ✅ Support us and win prizes – it’s a WIN WIN! ? The first […]

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Coronavirus Update

The three foodbanks in Elmbridge are meeting on Wednesday to discuss how we co-ordinate our support to anyone in need in our community at this time. We will be working with the local churches and other local charities and support groups. We may be facing increased demand so please continue to donate what you can […]

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Elmbridge foodbank statistics for 2019

In 2019, Elmbridge Foodbanks provided 2,960 food parcels to those in crisis. This is an additional 478 compared to 2018, an increase of 19.3% year on year. The equivalent increase for 2018 vs 2017 was 46.8%.   The food parcels provided in 2019 fed a total of 7,443 people, which is an increase of 1,090 […]

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