Posts for Food

National free school meals voucher scheme opens to orders

Schools can begin ordering free school meal vouchers for eligible pupils as the Government’s national scheme launches, adding to the support available for disadvantaged families. An online service for schools, the scheme allows schools to place orders for supermarket gift cards on behalf of parents and carers whose children are […]

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Some students relying on foodbanks

Many students have to work while they study. This has always been the case, and continues to be so. Any student who is not assisted financially by parents (and some parents cannot afford to) may need to work a good number of hours as they study. However, with Covid-19, that […]

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Sainsbury’s updates its store guidance

Sainsbury’s has been one of the first supermarkets to comply with new government guidance and asks people to wear a mask or visor unless they have an exemption. They will have security guards at the front of the store to challenge customers who are not wearing masks or who are […]

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Poor Paul – temporarily ‘bean’ and gone

A man who set up a new business in Bude managed one day of trading before the new lockdown kicked in this week. Paul Stacey, of The Split Bean, wrote on his Facebook page on 5th January that he had a “great first day serving fab coffee and hot chocolate” […]

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Bude Foodbank ‘Brighter Christmas’ Appeal – there’s still time to help

From Bude Foodbank: We’re grateful to everyone who has donated to us at this extremely busy time. We’re now up to just over £10,000 towards our £15,000 Christmas target which will help us support those families in need over the next 2 months. A few of you have been asking […]

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Inside the new-look Bay View Inn

I was thrilled to be invited to sneak a peak at the fabulously fresh, new look Bay View at wonderful Widemouth this week. You can’t fail to have noticed building work has been ongoing, and big changes are afoot at the inn which looks light, airy and spacious, but still […]

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Christmas arrives early at The Bay View

  The Bay View Inn  has opened its doors to offer visitors the full Christmas dining experience. As well as regular favourite dishes, diners will be offered an exciting range of festive fare which can be enjoyed alongside a captivating Christmas Wonderland display.     A perfect panacea for the […]

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Simon Reeve Cornwall programme impacts Cornish Foodbanks

There was a heartbreakingly tearful moment in Simon Reeve’s Cornwall when talking to Don of the Camborne Foodbank whose wife, Jen, had passed away. There he was  still out there doing his heartfelt work for the community, as he had with his wife previously. They set up a Crowdfunder which […]

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The Covid reinvention of Bude’s Bellini’s

Covid-19 has meant that, to survive and succeed, many businesses have had to reinvent themselves. One such is brilliant Bellini’s in Bude, a veritable Aladdin’s Cave of foodie goodies, and a kind sponsor of Bude & Beyond. Of course, I miss the days when Bellini’s was a tiny cafe, and […]

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Bude’s ‘Stick it to a Mann’ campaign

Bude and Bude is pleased to share this, as requested: Like many others locally, the Refill Shop Bude and Kim Gouldson of All the Ps have been working incredibly hard making up food parcels for local families to make sure they have enough over half-term. Communities all over the country […]

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Bude ‘superstars’ respond to Rashford’s call to action

Marcus Rashford has earned great public respect (even if politicians have been less forthcoming) on his work to defeat child food poverty. Awesome that he is using his position for this cause. A motion to provide 1.4 million disadvantaged children in England with £15 a week in food vouchers during […]

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Marcus Rashford launches petition to end child poverty

England International Footballer, Marcus Rashford MBE, has today launched a petition (here is the link) on the Parliamentary Petition website asking for Government to support vulnerable children by implementing 3 vital recommendations from the Government commissioned National Food Strategy: These are:   Expansion of free school meals to every child […]

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Demand for free school meals rises as Covid food poverty hits

New data from the Food Foundation, released as part of the joint #EndChildFoodPoverty campaign with Marcus Rashford, reveals an extremely high demand for Free School Meals this Autumn. The data, acquired through a sample survey conducted by Childwise, shows that 29% (equivalent to 2.2 million children) of children aged 8-17 […]

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Hypo Awareness Week

This Hypo Awareness Week (5 -11 Oct 2020), Diabetes UK wants to shine a spotlight on hypos. Hypos (short for hypoglycaemia) affect nearly everyone with type 1 diabetes, and many people with type 2 diabetes, who use insulin or certain other diabetes medications. See the video.  Hypos can be scary and […]

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