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Exciting job opportunity with us!

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Foodbank Administrator (part-time)   Location: Lambeth, South London. This role would suit someone wishing to work from home but must be able to get to all venues easily.   Contract: Fixed term for 1 year This is an initial contract for 1 year but with options to potentially extend.   Hours: Part-time (up to 15 hours […]

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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

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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

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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

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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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Thank you Co-op shoppers!

Co-op Community Fund As we’ve mentioned in a previous news update, recently, the Co-op relaunched a scheme for their members to actively support good causes in their local community and we are lucky enough to be one of more than 4,000 causes across the UK who’ve benefitted from the Local Community Fund and are making a […]

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Easter Opening Times and urgent shopping list

Easter Opening We are open as normal this Easter, with the exception of Norwood branch which will be closed on Good Friday 14 April, due to Church services. Urgent stock request Our stock is very low at the moment so please do consider donating some additional items this Easter to help us support families who struggle […]

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Co-op Support

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We have been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund. It means that we will get a contribution towards developing our Eat Well Spend Less project that offers free cookery lessons to those on a low budget. But we need your help. The more support we get, the more funding we could […]

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