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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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


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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Congratulations to the Happy Couple!


Jon Taylor, manager at Brixton, is getting married this weekend And the team at the Foodbank want to wish him and his new wife Petra all the very best on the day and for their future together.   We also want to thank them for supporting the Foodbank on their special day – instead of […]

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Big Conversation to #EndHungerUK


Across the UK, millions of people are struggling to put food on the table. Join the Big Conversation to #EndHungerUK at Christ Church Gipsy Hill on Tuesday 7th February at 8pm. There will be a panel made up of Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, Elizabeth Maytom from Brixton and Norwood Foodbank, Clara […]

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Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas opening hours: Tuesday 20th December: Norwood and Brixton Foodbanks will be running as normal with ordinary parcels being given out.Wednesday 21st December:Streatham Foodbank will be running as normal with ordinary parcels being given out.Friday 23rd December: Norwood Foodbank only will be giving out Christmas parcels.  Saturday 24th December – Tuesday 3rd January 2017: Brixton Foodbank will be closed. Tuesday 27th December 11am -12pm: Norwood Foodbank will be […]

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October Newsletter


Dear Foodbank supporter, Harvest has been and gone, and the response to our Foodbank appeal has been astonishing. Schools, churches and community groups have all rallied to the cause and we are incredibly grateful. Our team has participated in over twenty school assemblies across Lambeth and were overwhelmed by the energy and enthusiasm that greeted them. There isn’t room to list all the donors here, […]

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