News

Volunteers Needed

We will be collecting at Tesco Clay Cross on the 30th November and the 1st and 2nd December between 9am and 6pm. This is part of the National Christmas Collection, and people will be collecting in all Tesco stores for Trussel Trust Foodbanks or Fareshare.  If you are able to spare an hour or two […]

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Harvest Thanks

We’d like to say a big thank you to the 34 Churches, Schools and Community groups, who donated 3000kg of food for us to give out those in need in and around Clay Cross. This is a harvest record for us, so thank you so much!

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Most Needed

We are really short of both UHT and powdered milk, if you are able to help please drop some in our tesco basket when you are shopping, donate at your usual donation point or bring it to one of our foodbank session.

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Potential closure of Clay Cross Jobcentre

We feel that closing Clay Cross Jobcentre would have a huge impact on the local community with families having higher outgoings, longer journeys, less access to services and support, and a higher risk of sanctions and problems with their claims. We’d like to encourage all our supporters and followers to sign the petition to encourage […]

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Christmas Opening Times

We will be open as normal up to Friday the 23rd of December, when our last session will be at Community of Christ from 1pm. The following week we will be open on Friday the 30th December at Community of Christ from 1-2pm. After New Year we will reopen on Wednesday the 4th of January […]

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Clay Cross Foodbank on the move

Clay Cross Foodbank is moving to new premises; we have been asked to leave our current location as it is about to be rented. But thanks to our ongoing support from Derbyshire County Council we have been offered a larger warehouse in the same area. This will create opportunities for us to develop the services […]

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Budgeting Course Dates Released

On the 6th of May we will be starting our next Christians Against Poverty Budgeting Course. It will run  for two weeks after foodbank from 2:30 – 3:45 pm at Community of Christ. You don’t need to let us know you are coming, just turn up on the day. This will be a course especially […]

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World Book Night Celebration

On Tuesday 19th April we were happy to welcome Sue from Derbyshire Libraries to bring books for our clients and volunteers to take and talk to them about what the library offers. We have kept extra books to give out on Friday. Libraries offer internet access and support to learn how to use computers, books […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

Food sorting - pasta and tins boxes large

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

warehouse volunteers chatting about tinned food

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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