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...