Rotary Becket Food Bank News

During the April & May the Club has helped Hope Centre Northampton & other Food Banks by providing thousands of pounds worth of Food for distribution through their network

Dateline 27th April

Rotary Becket has taken funds set aside for the Covid-19 crisis and applied for a Rotary District District 1070 District Foundation Grant. After successfully winning the grant the Club now has the opportunity to meaningfully purchase food for the Hope Centre in Northampton.

The Hope Centre is a major contributor to the health of the Northampton community. They go much further than just feeding the homeless. The Hope Centre is also sending out food parcels to needy families. There is now a waiting list for such families and the list being fed is already in the hundreds. 

The donated food from Rotary Becket will be sent out as soon as possible. If anyone is interested in donating food or cash to Rotary Club Northampton Becket for use at the Hope Centre or would like to donate directly, please contact Becket using the contact page above.

Dateline 30th April

The Club and their President Karl Flowers got into action today purchasing £1,000 of food from the local cash and carry and delivering it to Northampton Hope Centre for inclusion in food parcels for those in need in Northamptonshire. This is the first tranche of food to be supplied by the Club with the financial assistance of Rotary Foundation the Charity of Rotary International

Dateline 6th May

Thanks to the residents of Moulton who have quickly responded to a plea for food donations when @RotaryBecket put out a request for contributions to support the Northampton Hope Centre #streetbystreet campaign sending out food parcels to needy families around Northampton. Rotarian Alan Bunn who lives in Overstone Rd received the generous help of Yogi Store/Post Office in distributing a request for food donations. Alan was overwhelmed by the response of residents who dropped in vast quantities of supplies which he loaded into his car on Tuesday to deliver to the Northampton Hope Centre. More is still needed and Alan is happy to collect further donations. Thanks to all those in Moulton showing such community spirit.

Dateline 8th May

The second donation of food valued at £1000 to the Hope Centre. Also, we socially-spaced "bumped" into Rtn Martin Price who had brought a very charitable collection of his own street's donation. Behind us are 10,000 eggs donated by Booker. Gordon Hill, son of PP Ian Hill was instrumental in both the donation logistics last week and the donation yesterday. Thanks to RotaryDistrict1070 for the district grant and all Rotarians and the public who have supported our efforts to help the needy in Northampton 

Dateline  13th May

Thanks to all Lodge Owners at Overstone Lodge Owners Association for theirfood donations for Northampton Hope Centre which have been delivered to the food bank by Rotarian Alan Bunn today with some contributions from Moulton #streetbystreet. Rtn Alan Bunn delivers another car load to the Hope Centre

Dateline  15th May

The team at Hope Centre are busy packing food parcels to go out to their service users with food supplied by Rotary Becket with cards giving them the best wishes of the Rotary Foundation our Rotary District 1070 who gave their support as well as the Rotary Club of Northampton Becket.  Great Team Effort!

Dateline  23rd May

IPP Paul Simpson and President Karl Flowers delivered food to the Restore Northampton Foodbank in the Mounts and The Castle Food Bankin the Semilong Community. The money comes from personal donations from Rotarians in RC Northampton Becket. As this Covid-19 lockdown proceeds, people in Northampton rely upon more, and more, on help.

Dateine 21st May

Team Rotary Becket were on hand yesterday supporting Northamptonshire Young Carers in distributing Wellbeing Boxes. Steve, Terry, Geoff & David loaded their cars with 87 boxes which will be delivered to YC families by 10 Rotary volunteers over the weekend

Dateline 22nd May

Yet another delivery of food from the team at Rotary Club of Northampton Becket. This time for @favellfoodbank delivered by Rtn Paul Simpson. For more about the Bank visit

Dateline 3rd June

President Karl is delighted that Rotary Becket has been awarded another grant from Rotary Foundation (the Rotary Intenational Charity) of £1,000 matching a similar sum raised by the Club to allow the purchase of a further £2,000 worth food for the Northampton Food Banks

Dateline 11th June

President Karl makes a collection of food from Bookers to deliver to Hope Centre

Further deliveries were made to Casle Food Bank, Restore and Weston Favell Food Bank with the help of Immediate Past President Paul Simpson

Dateline 16th June

President Karl speaks to Wayne Bavin on BBC Radio Northampton about how Rotary in Northampton have provided funds for Food Bank in Northampton

Listen HERE

Dateline 19th June

Dateline 24th June

Louise Danielczuk from @NptonHopeCentre visited our Wednesday meeting (via Zoom) and report on the work they doing to suport those in need in Northampton.  See it on YouTube at

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