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...

Funding from the Postcode Places Trust!

We have received some fantastic news here at Bassetlaw Food Bank recently as we’ve been awarded funding from the Postcode Places Trust! If you don’t already know, the Postcode Places Trust is a charity that awards grants, which are funded in their entirety by players...

Let’s meet the managers…

While Bassetlaw Food Bank is mostly made up of volunteers we do have two paid members of staff who oversee all admin aspects of the food bank and ensure the smooth running of everything from referrals to the volunteers dropping off the food parcels at people’s houses....
Welcome to the BFB Blog!

Welcome to the BFB Blog!

Welcome! Come on in and join the Bassetlaw Food Bank team on the journey to provide households within the Bassetlaw area with food parcels and support to decrease food poverty and insecurity in the area. In this blog we’ll be talking about how Bassetlaw Food Bank is...