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News at the BFC

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Jubilee Bank Holiday Closures

Check out the sweet poster and hope you all have a wicked banky hol!

 
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Rose Vouchers at the BFC!

Starting Thursday January 20th, we became a Rose Voucher distributor and trader! The Rose Vouchers for Fruit & Veg Project helps families on low incomes to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, and supports them to give their children the healthiest possible start.

Press release here!


To collect your Rose Vouchers or register to receive them, please visit us on Thursdays from 12:30-2:15pm. They can be used anytime during our normal shop hours. 

You can also register and collect vouchers at the places listed here.

If you wish to register, please visit here to view the eligibility criteria and documents to bring with you. 

The Borough Food Cooperative is the very first Food Pantry that is being added to the scheme – let's cheers to that!

 

Waterloo Foodbank Collection Site

In addition to our normal shop hours, we also operate as a collection site for the Waterloo Foodbank every Thursday from 13:30-14:30.


This operates using a voucher referral system. In order to get help from the foodbank, you will need a voucher issued by local agencies.

For more information on how to get help from the Waterloo Foodbank, visit here.

 

Past Events

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Festive Food Giveaway

On December 22nd, 2021 we distributed festive meals to dozens of families.
Meals included:
1) One meat or veggie pie per family member
2) One vegetable container for every 2 family members
3) One dessert (bread pudding or mince pie - yum!) per family member
It was a pleasure to do this and we look forward to doing it again next holiday season.

JustGiving Children's Gift Giveaway

In partnership with TrulyGiving, we were able to give away 25 unique Christmas gifts to children aged 6-13. Parents and Guardians were able to sign up at the beginning of the December and collected gifts between December 18-23.

We look forward to doing this again for the holiday season.

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Citizens Advice Bureau Triage

From August to November 2021, we piloted a Citizens Advice Bureau triage service every Thursday at the Borough Food Cooperative from 10:00-13:00. Due to funding constraints we've had to put this on pause, however we're hoping to be restarting it again in the new year!