Store agrees Christmas pud donation after sunflower display is killed

MORRISONS is to donate puddings for a foodbank’s Christmas lunch as a penance for a community sunflower-planting project at its Woking branch being inadvertently ruined by weedkiller. The flower seedlings were put... Read more »

Slow cooker scheme to provide meals for struggling families

NEEDY families are being provided with slow cookers to help them prepare nutritious meals by an initiative set up by a couple from Horsell. John and Janet Thurston came up with the... Read more »

Be a Woking Foodbank Valentine

WOKING families in need are to be given chocolate treats alongside essential food and other goods in a campaign to coincide with Valentine’s Day. The initiative is the idea of Andy Berriman,... Read more »

Foodbank says thanks for ‘wonderful support’ over holiday period

FOOD and essential supplies for 546 adults and children were sent out by Woking Foodbank last month. The charity, which received 192 referrals of people in need of support during December, also... Read more »

Countess on packing line for festive treats

THE Countess of Wessex has helped volunteers at The Lighthouse in Woking to pack more than 1,000 parcels with Christmas presents and treats for people in financial difficulty. The town centre hub,... Read more »

Foodbank is here for everyone

WOKING Foodbank is appealing to local residents who have fallen on hard times during the pandemic to seek help before their problems escalate. Alison Buckland, the foodbank administrator, said many people think... Read more »

Doorstep photos give foodbank a festive boost

WOKING Foodbank is receiving much-needed money in the run-up to Christmas from local residents having their photos taken on their doorsteps. The initiative, by photographer Liz Lockie, has been running for three... Read more »

Football star inspires community to make sure children don’t go hungry

FOOTBALL star Marcus Rashford has inspired businesses and charities to make sure children in the Woking area who receive free school meals are fed during the half-term break. With the Government rejecting... Read more »

Foodbank grows to meet increasing need

WOKING Foodbank is expecting to distribute supplies sufficient to feed 3,000 more people this year than it helped in 2019. With the coronavirus crisis taking hold and demand increasing sharply, the charity... Read more »

Eco-friendly deliveries also support foodbank

A ZERO-waste pop-up shop that was operating once a week in Woking Market has switched to being a free local home delivery service. Bare + Fair has a website on which customers... Read more »