News

Community responds to growth of foodbank use

We’ve seen a growth in support for the foodbank since the release of our annual figures yesterday (24 April – see our news item on the statistics). We’re grateful to supporters from across the community for sharing the good work that the foodbank does and for raising the profile of the reasons why more and more people are needing to […]

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April Newsletter

Norwood and Brixton Foodbank – April News National figures released today reveal that between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, The Trussell Trust Foodbank network distributed 1,332,952 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis, a 13% increase on the previous year. In comparison, our own figures for the same period indicate that the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank […]

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Latest figures show 22% increase in foodbank usage

“Benefit levels must keep pace with rising cost of essentials” urges The Trussell Trust as record increase in foodbank figures is revealed Between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network distributed 1,332,952 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis, a 13% increase on the previous year. 484,026 of these went […]

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Free Film Festival comes to Herne Hill

Run entirely by volunteers, the Free Film Festival are back in Herne Hill with a whole host of films being screened throughout April and May. The festival have chosen to support the foodbank and are welcoming donations (cash and food) during screenings. The festival aims to bring people together to enjoy films they might not have […]

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Easter Opening Times and Wednesday sessions reinstated

Earlier this year, we temporarily suspended our Wednesday evening sessions. We’re really pleased to announce that we are now re-opening on a Wednesday evening with our Foodbank sessions at St Margaret’s Church, Barcombe Ave SW2 3BH. Do visit our locations page for full details of opening times and how to get to us. Easter Opening Times […]

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Wednesday sessions temporarily suspended

We have temporarily had to close the Wednesday evening session for January 2018. The Saturday morning session will still be open at the Warehouse as normal (we are just experiencing a temporary shortage of volunteers for a the Wednesday evening session). We will notify you as soon as possible when sessions are reopening. Check out our location […]

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A special Christmas fayre

Older people in the churches in Streatham were determined to find ways of giving as well as receiving. Thus was born the partnership between Streatham Senior Connections and the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank.  Over the last few months older people from Christ Church, Immanuel and St Andrews, St Leonard’s and St Peter’s, Streatham Baptist Church […]

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Reverse Advent Calendar and Christmas opening times

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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