News

Reverse Advent Calendar and Christmas opening times

Reverse Advent Calendar

Many of you have asked where you can get a copy of our Reverse Advent Calendar so please find a downloadable 2017 advent calendar to print out. The idea is that instead of chocolate behind each window, we have placed a Foodbank item that is in short supply. Don’t worry if you can’t buy every item, just […]

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Latest figures released on foodbank usage

Half-yearly figures released today indicate a 13% rise in the number of people using Trussell Trust Foodbanks. Our own stats reveal we have fed an additional 1000 people in that same time period – a 26% increase. Benefit Delays and No Recourse to Public Funds are among the top reasons for this dramatic spike in […]

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Update on our new job role

Thank you for all the applications for our new part-time administrator post, we have been overwhelmed by the level of interest and as such it is taking longer to process than anticipated.   We still hope to interview in November and will contact everyone once shortlisting is complete.   We thank you for your patience […]

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Stock levels low – volunteer for supermarket collections

volunteers at Tesco Neighborhood Food Collection

It’s been a busy few months and sadly our stock levels are getting very low. We could really use your help at our forthcoming supermarket collections to talk to the public about the work of the foodbank and encourage people to add an item or two to their shop. Winter is always a busy time […]

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Harvest collections

We’ve had such a great response to our harvest appeal from schools, churches and local businesses and want to share our thanks for all who have gotten involved. If you’ve been having a collection and still need to drop off your donations, could we ask that you go to our Streatham warehouse at St Margaret’s, […]

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September newsletter

We are collecting header image

Harvest is traditionally a time to gather crops and store provisions to last throughout the barren winter months. This is also true for our Foodbank as we seek to increase our stock levels before the busy winter period kicks in. Read about our ‘Combined Harvest Appeal’ on our website and the vital ways in which you can help. This October we will be running another Eat […]

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Combined Harvest Appeal

Website Combine Harvester

Help support foodbanks with food and funds this Harvest! Foodbanks rely on donations of both food and money to help them provide this vital service of supporting people facing a crisis within communities across the UK. Without your goodwill, foodbanks would really struggle to operate and that’s why your support is needed more than ever […]

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Martin

Martin welcoming clients

It is with much sorrow that we share the sad news of the passing of Martin Glassborrow who died earlier this month. Martin was such an important volunteer for the Foodbank, from soon after we first opened until May 2015 when he had to step back from volunteering. Very reliable, dependable, wise, willing, friendly. He […]

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Easier than ever to donate food

Tesco collection point

Did you know there are a number of ways that you can donate much needed food items? Supermarkets, shops and community venues across the borough have drop-off collection points for food. Whether you are popping into the supermarket for a last minute shop or stopping off at the leisure centre, we would welcome donations of […]

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Foodbank use up by over 1,000

New figures show 7965 emergency food supplies given to local people by Norwood and Brixton Foodbank in last year   7965 three day emergency food supplies given to local people in crisis by the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank in 2016-17 – over 3000 went to children Latest statistics published by The Trussell Trust Foodbank network […]

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