News

Christmas and New Year Opening Times:

Anyone in need of emergency food and crisis support during the Christmas and New Year period can contact the Oldham Council helpline. The helpline is available 9am – 12noon on the following days: Thursday 24th December Tuesday 29th December Wednesday 30th December Thursday 31st December Oldham foodbank will re-open as normal on Monday 4th January. You can ring the helpline […]

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New Location

From Monday 6th July the Foodbank will be relocated to: Unit B, Prince of Wales Industrial Units, Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER Note: there is no public access; contact us by telephone: 0161 622 1061

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URGENT: Covid-19, Corona Virus Update

From Monday 20th April 2020 we will be operating a “Delivery Only” service from a central location. All satellite hubs will be closed from 20th April 2020. Clemency House will be offering a “Delivery Only” service. For help with any issues regarding Covid-19 please call 0161 770 7007

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Covid-19, Coronavirus Update

We are working under social distancing recommendations and are currently operating a “one in one out” policy. We apologise if you have to wait but we are operating in this way to protect you, our clients, and our volunteers as well.

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COVID-19, Coronavirus

We are doing our best to protect volunteers and clients during this crisis. If you are told to self isolate please do not attend the Foodbank. Please ‘phone 0161-622-1061 for advice on how to obtain and redeem a food voucher. Please do not attend any of our Foodbanks without prior communication. Thank you

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#40for40

A different idea for Lent. Instead of giving up something for 40 days why not try our #40for40 challenge. Save just 40pence a day for the 40 days of lent and drop in your donation to Oldham Foodbank!

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8048 emergency food supplies given to local people in last year, Oldham Foodbank reveals

Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, 8048 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by Oldham Foodbank, compared to 5867 in the previous year. Of this number, 2790 went to children. The foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust’s network which has today reported a UK-wide increase foodbank […]

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Trussell Trust calls for direct DWP hotline

Charity calls for direct DWP hotline as new figures show 2693 emergency food parcels given to local people by Oldham Foodbank in six months 2693 three day emergency food supplies given to local people in crisis by Oldham Foodbank in first half of the year – over 960 went to children Latest statistics published by […]

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Oldham Foodbank “in Touch” Project

Oldham Foodbank “In Touch” Project When people come into the foodbank we are often asked by them if they can use our phone, this is because either they have no credit on their PAYG mobile or they don’t have a phone. Only this week we had a typical request when a young man, Tony, was […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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