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Phone to Food Project

Phone To Food Phone to Food is a collaboration between Hackney Foodbank and Face Donate, which presents an opportunity to revolutionise the way food banks support people. Phone to Food makes it easier for people to access food and household items. Through this project, people who are referred to Hackney Foodbank may be given the […]

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Current Vacancies: Distribution Centre Supervisor and Fundraiser / Individual and Corporate Giving Manager

Join our wonderful team! Hackney Foodbank entered into its 10th year of opening its doors this year and with many exciting projects on the horizon for 2022, we are looking for compassionate people who want to help local people in crisis and apply for our new roles! Vacancies below:   Distribution Centre Supervisor Hackney Foodbank […]

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Sue Bell

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Sue Bell, who passed away yesterday (Sunday 3rd July 2022). Sue was a loving and caring person, whose passion and enthusiasm for community life greatly benefitted many, not only at Hackney Foodbank, but at the numerous other organisations she supported, and countless individuals whose lives she touched […]

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Hackney Foodbank hosts APPG event on Ending the Need for Food Banks.

In May, we gave MPs an honest look into the tough situation facing Hackney Foodbank. Hackney Foodbank hosted a roundtable for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (AAPG) on Ending the Need for Food Banks. We shared information with MPs, including our forecasts that predict a continual upward trend in demand, with an estimated 400 people supported […]

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10 years of Hackney Foodbank

2022 marks 10 years of Hackney Foodbank supporting local people who are in crisis or trapped in poverty with compassion and dignity. In this time, we have provided over 500,000kgs of food and household items to people in Hackney. That’s equivalent to the weight of over 40 double decker buses! Our food bank was founded […]

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Easter Lunch Club – Free Packed Lunches for Children

  Hackney Foodbank will be handing out free children’s packed lunches* from all our distribution centres during the Easter Holidays on: Monday 4 April – Thursday 8 April Saturday 9 April Monday 11 April – Thursday 14 April Saturday 16 April These packed lunches will be available to children that may be in need of […]

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Pat Fitzsimons joins Hackney Foodbank to lead the organisation’s continued transformation

Hackney Foodbank is delighted to announce the appointment of Pat Fitzsimons as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). A highly skilled leader, Pat, with over 25 years’ experience in the charity, housing association and local government sectors, has joined Hackney Foodbank. Pat succeeds former Interim CEO, Kye Lockwood to assume responsibilities at the charity. As a […]

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Hackney Foodbank’s Financial Inclusion Project with Fair Money Advice

Hackney Foodbank’s mission is to support people who are in crisis or trapped in poverty with compassion and dignity. We do this by providing emergency food parcels, which offer practical, immediate relief in moments of crisis, and by connecting people with local organisations who can help them to address the root causes and wider effects […]

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Hackney Electricity and Gas Voucher Scheme

Hackney Council in partnership with East End Citizen Advice have adapted the support for residents through the gas and electricity voucher scheme by setting up a dedicated phone line and email address specifically for organisations to refer Hackney residents in need of help to pay for their energy bills over winter. The scheme is open […]

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Take part in our 40 for 40 challenge this Lent

With the rising cost of living crisis and people struggling to afford food living locally, it is important that we can continue to support people in crisis throughout the Easter period. Part of the Trussell Trust network of food banks, we support people who are in crisis or trapped in poverty with compassion and dignity, […]

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