February 2022 newsletter

7th February 2022

Would you like to volunteer for foodbank? We have a number of roles currently available so please read the item for more information and make a commitment to helping those in crisis in our local community. Click here to download.


Lambeth Foodbanks now have three fully functional hubs running across the borough (In West Dulwich, Vauxhall and Waterloo). The hubs provide an opportunity for clients to pick up their food parcel in person and also access a wide range of support services. Our West Dulwich hub has expanded support services to include a fortnightly visit from the ‘Health and Wellbeing Express’, an opportunity to get the Covid-19 vaccination or some mental health support. Other services offered include employment support, sign-posting assistance, form filling, benefit advice from Centre 70 and freshly cooked meals! For more information on the opening times and locations of the Lambeth Foodbank hubs click here: West DulwichVauxhallWaterloo.
This winter our sign-posting team have been focusing on helping Foodbank clients access Lambeth’s Household Support Scheme. The scheme offers eligible residents high street vouchers, food vouchers, fuel payments, second-hand furniture and refurbished white goods. In January, we helped 21 clients access a combined total of £2,165. Our sign-posting officer Fred Poll said: “The award can alleviate the pressure on struggling households by providing fuel and food vouchers. The good news is that clients can reapply every two weeks. The bad news is that the scheme will finish at the end of March.” Applications for the Lambeth Household Support Scheme can also be made without the help of our sign-posting team. To make an application click on the following link.
We have a wide range of volunteer roles available, with new opportunities being added regularly. Roles range from dietary caller to warehouse assistant, to driver and parcel packing. Please click here to view them and to apply (insert post code SW2 3BH). Your support as a volunteer ensures we can assist those who need help the most.
Please see our most urgently needed items above. Click on the image to see an expanded list of items and details of where you can donate. Alternatively, you can donate using the Bankuet delivery service. We couldn’t support people in crisis without your generosity.


Please note that due to Covid-19, some of our distribution points are currently closed. Drop-boxes are still operating in various local shops across Lambeth. 

Please check our website for the latest information on how and where to donate food.

We have a number of options to suit your donating preferences, including our text to donate service where simply by texting ‘dinner 5’, ‘dinner 10’ or ‘dinner XX’ (insert amount of your choice) to 70085 enables you to donate the corresponding amount through your phone. Please click on the image above and download our ‘ways to donate’ info sheet to see all options available to you.

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