The Bargain Hunt Spectacular!

It’s not every day that you see one of your star volunteers and staff members on TV! But last Friday we had the chance to see volunteer, Nancy, and Operations Manager, Ellen, on the big screen. To mark National Volunteer’s Week, Bargain Hunt premiered a special...

Blossoms, bees and a variety of veg!

It’s an exciting time for Bassetlaw Food Bank’s ‘Grow It, Fix It’ project. The team are busy planting seeds and have currently planted 27 species of fruit and vegetables including multiple varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, spring onions, potatoes and...

We’re (Bee) Keeping Busy!

If you’re a follower of our social media pages then you might have noticed that, as part of the ‘Grow It, Fix It’ project, we have an apiary. This is an area in which beehives are kept. Amazingly three of our trustees are beekeepers, so we’re picking up tips and...

Meet our Grow It, Fix It Project Manager

Our latest venture, ‘Grow It, Fix It’, is an allotment, orchard and white goods repair project for local residents, based in Manton next to the Food Hub. We have several community allotment plots, a polytunnel, a fruit tree orchard and apiary, and a workshop and...

A decade of BFB, volunteering, and community support!

April 2023 marks 10 years since Bassetlaw Food Bank was established as a charity. What was born from the desire of caring community members to support Bassetlaw residents dealing with food insecurity has continued with its core mission and has expanded in other ways...

Donations, donations, donations…

Did you know that over 90% of the food sent out in emergency food parcels is donated by residents, community groups, and businesses in Bassetlaw? All donations make an incredible different to those dealing with food insecurity. At present there are more food,...

Meet our Community Shop Operator

The Bassetlaw Community Shop was established in response to the cost-of-living crisis. The aim is to support the rural areas of Bassetlaw which are disproportionately affected by the increased cost of food, fuel and energy bills due to barriers such as living in a...

Meet our Lunch Club Cook

Since September 2021 we have been running a Lunch Club and in May of 2022 we relocated from Worksop to the Harworth and Bircotes Town Council as there was greater demand for sessions. Then in August, thanks to funding from The Wheatcroft Fund, we employed a Lunch Club...

Lunchtime at Harworth and Bircotes

We’ve been working in partnership with Harworth and Bircotes Town Council to run our weekly Lunch Club session since May, and we’ve built a great relationship over the months. At present there are over 40 regular weekly attendees that enjoy a two-course meal, a...

Challenges on top of challenges at the Food Bank

Bassetlaw Food Bank has sadly been the target of several acts of mindless vandalism recently. This behaviour shows a lack of respect and awareness for what the charity does in Bassetlaw and the support offered by the community and has a knock-on impact on our work....