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CFB Community Meal – More Than Just A Winter Warm Space

27th January 2023|

“The Christmas meal was amazing, the atmosphere with the carols singers was wonderful, I didn't want to leave!” – attendee at Christchurch Food Bank+ Community Meal Warm Welcome Spaces have been springing up all over the place at churches, libraries and community spaces across the UK. Food Bank+, supported by Faithworks, have been running a variety of warm spaces

Banish Blue Monday with top tips and resources from Faithworks CMA team

11th January 2023|

Blue Monday - i.e. the day the credit card bills arrive after Christmas. Combined with the January weather and short daylight hours, it's not surprising the third Monday of January gained this nickname. At Faithworks we believe there is always hope and taking practical steps to address debt and managing money more effectively can enable a sense of calm

Project Christmas Hours 2022

6th December 2022|

Please note that our project Christmas hours 2022 are: Blandford Food Bank+ Closed on Tuesday 27th December Christchurch Food Bank+ Open as usual except on Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th December Poole Food Bank+ Open except on Tuesday 27th December *Please note the change in opening hours Wednesday 28th - Friday 30th December when Poole Food Bank+ will be

Supporting Food Bank+ over Christmas

25th November 2022|

At a time when demand across Christchurch, Poole, Wimborne and Blandford Food Banks are up 42 per cent in the last three months, compared to last year, food donations are needed now more than ever. The reverse advent calendar is one way to ensure Christmas dinner can be enjoyed by individuals and families who otherwise would have to go

We’re Here Network and Warm Welcome Spaces

25th November 2022|

“Warm spaces” is fast becoming a theme this winter.  Two older ladies recently came along to the first Warm Space meal at Wimborne Elim church run in conjunction with the Wimborne Food Bank+ team. They had never met before but hit it off to such an extent that one of them said: “Had an amazing afternoon and the meal

Christchurch Food Bank+ Responds to the Cost of Living Crisis

28th October 2022|

"We make sure people leave with hope." - Tracy, Christchurch Food Bank+ Manager Tracy, the Christchurch Food Bank+ (CFB+) Manager, has a very long list of difficult situations at the moment.  Tracy and the team meet individuals and families who are experiencing hard times beyond their control. There are still many who come to the Food Bank just

Alistair’s Tigger Sized Challenge!

27th September 2022|

Every autumn our energetic CEO, Alistair, runs both the Great North Run and the Bournemouth Half-Marathon in fancy dress to raise money for our projects. When staff were asked what he should wear this year, the unanimous agreement was that he should dress up as Tigger!  This reflects both the orange in our new brand colours as well as Alistair's

The Big Reveal!

15th June 2022|

Little Victories Event 24th June 2022 A new logo and website is coming! Foundations are essential for a strong structure and so is building on these foundations. As Faithworks turns 18 this year, we have reflected on what is most important to those we serve and to ourselves, how we can "be there" for more people, and what drives

Your Food Bank+ Needs You!

15th June 2022|

Faithworks support Food Bank+ in Christchurch, Poole, Wimborne and Blandford.  As more people need to access emergency food and food support, it's vital that food stocks are maintained to keep up with the need.  Adding an extra item to a food shop, can be one simple way of supporting a Food Bank+ on a regular basis. Items regularly needed

BCP Pioneer in Preventing Homelessness

15th June 2022|

Connecting with government and the centre for homelessness impact. “Rough sleeping should be prevented whenever possible, it must be a rare occurrence, be brief and non-recurring. That is the government’s pledge which BCP Council is fully committed to achieving." Faithworks is a member of the BCP Homelessness Partnership and therefore were very pleased to hear that BCP will be working alongside London,

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