Welcome to Grantham Foodbank

Grantham foodbank was launched in July 2011 under the auspices of Churches Together in Grantham and District to provide emergency food help to local people in crisis. This foodbank is one of hundreds of such organisations set up through a franchise agreement with the Trussell Trust.

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Nottingham Building Society supports Grantham Foodbank

The staff of The Grantham Branch have Nottingham Building Society have an ongoing commitment to support the foodbank. Here Brian Hanbury is receiving the latest donation of food. Without the wide network of churches, schools and businesses that make regular food donations the work of the foodbank could not continue. Grateful thanks to all.

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Help provide 5000 meals

The Grantham Foodbank is looking for 100 people to pledge to raise £50 each this summer enabling us to provide 5000 meals. The unique thing about this fundraising is that YOU have the freedom to raise the money however you like, you don’t have to cycle to Newcastle, or run a marathon (unless you want to!). Raise the money in one go, or a few pounds a week, it’s up to you. Hold a bake sale, sell unwanted items on E-bay, be more active, sign up for a 5k run & ask family to sponsor you. Offer to walk your neighbour’s dog, wash their cars, or do their ironing, all in exchange for a donation. Hold a dinner party or coffee/cake morning & ask your friends to make a donation. The ideas are endless!

If £50 seems a lot to raise, why not pledge to commit as a family or pair up with a friend/colleague. The more people involved with 5000 for Foodbank the better – as well as raising £5000 we hope to raise much needed awareness about the valuable service that we provide.

Further information & how to sign up can be found at our campaign Facebook page @5000forfoodbank, or online at mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/5000forfoodbank

Alternatively you can contact Julie the campaign organiser at julie_mckie@yahoo.co.uk

Grant for Money Advice in Grantham

BoL-SJFGrantham Foodbank  is delighted to announce that it has received a grant from the Bishop of Lincoln’s Social Justice Fund to enable it to establish a community money advice service in the town.

This will be part of Grantham Foodbank’s “More Than Food” program. Brain Hanbury. the foodbank co-ordinator explains: “Many of the people who come to the foodbank in crisis have financial problems or are actually in debt. We believe that being able to offer direct advice in dealing with money worries will help them avoid future crises.”

This service will be part of the Community Money Advice network and be built on a model that has been successfully used in many other towns over more than a decade.

Recruiting of volunteers as money advisers will begin in athe Spring of 2017 and it is hoped that the service will be operational in September 2017. Anyone interested in this volunteer work should contact Brian Hanbury on 07816872561 or email to enquiry@granthamfoodbank.org.uk

Brian falls for foodbank!

abseil_brianBrian Hanbury, the foodbank project co-ordinator took part in the charity abseil of St Wulfram’s tower organised by Totemic this bank holiday weekend. It’s difficult to see whether he is enjoying the experience but “all in a good cause” Brian!

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