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A huge THANK YOU to the anonymous and very generous donor at Waitrose this weekend!

A huge THANK YOU to the generous donor who left us a wonderful surprise at Waitrose, Cobham over the weekend which we collected this morning – £500 worth of food donations and a box of chocolates for our volunteers! 👍😁🙏🙌

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Our Distribution Centre is moving!

Our Food Distribution Centre will be moving at the end of August to Cobham United Church (formerly the URC) Stoke Road Cobham KT11 3BD Every Tuesday, noon till 1.30pm Distribution is changing from Fridays to Tuesdays. The last day of distribution of food parcels to clients from the Methodist Church Hall will be on Friday 30th August […]

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Our new Twitter feed is @FoodbankCobham!

@FoodbankCobham is our new Twitter feed. On our old one @CobhamFoodbank we received this prompt, and put in the date when we opened, in 2013 – and Twitter blocked us ‘because you are under 13 years old’. Duh!

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Thank you to whoever donated so generously to our Waitrose collection point this week!

  Thank you to whoever donated so generously to our Waitrose collection point this week.  You gave the Wednesday van team a very pleasant surprise and your donations have made a real difference!!

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Free of charge cookery demonstrations at Cobham Village Hall with Waitrose & Partners

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Cobham Area Foodbank Manager’s Report, May 2019

The Cobham Area Foodbank has had another challenging year. I am pleased to report that thanks to the support it receives financially from the churches, from various grants and generous individuals, the kindness of the local community with their donations of food, plus the continued dedication of our volunteers, we have faithfully met all of […]

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Distribution Centre open Good Friday, 19th April

We are open as usual on Good Friday from midday to 1:30pm. Remember to get a voucher in good time! 🙂

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News from Cobham Area Foodbank, February 2019

‘How is the Foodbank doing?’ The answer which we would like to give is that food poverty has disappeared and no-one needs us any more. Unfortunately the reverse is true. The inadequacy of the minimum wage, zero-hours employment and the government’s cruel Universal Credit, have increased demand in our area from an average of just […]

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Look out for our new van!

Green Mercedes Sprinter Cobham Area Foodbank van

Keep your eyes peeled for our new Mercedes Sprinter which started work yesterday! We’d like to thank R.S. Williams, Elmbridge Borough Council, Waitrose, Downs Solicitors and Rossetts Commercials for their generous support.

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Cobham Area Foodbank provides food not just for three days, but for a week. Here is more information about what goes into our food parcels.

What kind of food goes into a foodbank parcel? As a member of The Trussell Trust foodbank network, we use a standard packing list for each emergency food parcel that goes to someone referred to us. The list varies depending on how many people live in the household, but they generally contain things like pasta […]

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