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....

Meet our Retail Manager

At Bassetlaw Food Bank we’re working on diversifying our income streams to help support the services and projects that we run. One way that we do this is via our retail operation. Alongside food donations for our emergency food parcels, we accept non-food donations,...

Bassetlaw Food Bank Annual General Meeting

Bassetlaw Food Bank held our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 16th June at The Well in Retford. A lot has changed for the charity in the last 12 months, we have launched new projects like our subsidised Fruit & Veg’ Boxes and the Lunch Club in Harworth, and...

Children’s Vitamin Box!

In April of 2021 we launched the subsidised Fruit & Veg’ box scheme for households on Income Support and other benefits. With this project households receive a box of fresh, seasonal produce each fortnight at the price of £3 per box with contents valued at around...

Bassetlaw Food Bank celebrates!

Bassetlaw Food Bank are excited to announce that we have received a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund! This grant will cover core running costs, including the lease and operating costs of the Food Bank’s main premises for three years, and for additional...

Say hi to Tony and Julie!

This week on the blog we want to talk about a couple who have dedicated their time and support to the charity for two years now. Meet Tony and Julie, long-time volunteers at Bassetlaw Food Bank. They began volunteering in March 2020 during the first lockdown and, what...

New Year… new Fundraising Manager!

January is over, which marks the first month in my new role as Fundraising Manager here at Bassetlaw Food Bank! And while I’m new to fundraising I’m not all that new to the charity. I started volunteering one morning a week in January 2020 and continued to do so until...

Daisy’s Work Experience!

In July we were able to offer an exciting opportunity for a two week work experience. It was great to have Daisy as a part of the team and we’re glad that she had a great time with us! To find out how she got on at Bassetlaw Food Bank keep reading… “My name is...

Meet Darren!

Meet Darren, Head of Warehouse at Bassetlaw Food Bank, well-loved member of the team and cake taster extraordinaire.   Hi Darren. When did you start at the food bank? I started volunteering full-time in November 2020. How has the food bank had a positive impact...