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May newsletter

Figures released by the Trussell Trust last week indicated 1,583,668 emergency parcels were  given out between 1st April 2018 and 31st March 2019, a startling 18.8% increase. More than a third of these parcels – 577,618 – went to children. Nationally, supplies distributed by Foodbanks have risen by 73.4% in the five years since April 2014. […]

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Food donation drop-off points

Great news we have secured some new drop boxes making it even easier for you to donate an item to us. With a new cafe opening in Crystal Palace park, we are excited about the opportunity to have a drop box there to help support those in community who struggle to feed themselves and families. […]

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Record 1.6 million emergency food parcels provided across UK

It’s not right that more and more people are struggling to eat because they simply cannot afford food. In the past five years, the use of foodbanks in the Trussell Trust’s network has increased by 73% – over the last year, 1.6 million emergency food parcels were provided to people in crisis. Here at Norwood and Brixton Foodbank, […]

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Food bank closed Good Friday

Please be aware that the food bank will be closed this Friday as it’s a bank holiday for Good Friday.   We are open as normal throughout the rest of the Easter break.   See our locations and opening times for details.

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April Newsletter

For many of our clients with young families it isn’t just food they need when they attend our Foodbank but also nappies. A recent article from the All Parliamentary Group on Poverty suggests that as much as 46% of child benefit can be spent on purchasing nappies. We currently have a shortage of size 5 […]

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Prayer meeting, 4 April at St Luke’s

Join us for a Foodbank Prayer meeting Thursday 4th April 2019 from 8pm – 9.30pm at St Luke’s Church, Knights Hill, SE27 0HS. There is parking at church if required – see our locations page for a map and transport links. Please do join us to pray for the foodbank over the coming weeks and months.

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March Newsletter

We’re running two fabulous fundraising campaigns this Easter. The first is our ’40 pence for 40 days’ campaign which has been a big succes in previous years. The challenge begins on 6th March which is the beginning of Lent and also marks 40 days until Easter. All you have to do is find an empty jam […]

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January Newsletter

  We are appealing for Oyster cards. If you have any spare cards please do bring them in to one of our Foodbank distribution points and we will top them up with £1.50. We will then distribute them to clients who would otherwise struggle to get their food home. A big thank you to all […]

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Christmas Newsletter

  Queues started to form outside the door of St Luke’s church on 22nd December two hours before the official opening to our Christmas Hamper Saturday. Marshalls, packers and the welcome team took their positions. Face painters and children’s’ entertainers gathered at the South London Theatre ready to host families during their wait for hampers. […]

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Christmas Opening Hours

We’ve announced our opening hours over the Christmas period. Please do check our opening days and times above for more information.

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