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Places to get free food over Christmas

Tuesday 24th Dec – Friday 3rd January (inclusive) there are no foodbank centres open. Found out about other places to get free food during this time: https://hackney.foodbank.org.uk/local-places-to-get-a-free-meal/ 

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Food donations to send us? Please hold on to them until the New Year!

Due to the incredible response to our appeal for food donations, we now face the unprecedented task of having insufficient storage to hold it all!  We are truly overwhelmed by your generosity. To help us address this challenge, if you have made a food collection but have not yet delivered it to us, please hold on to […]

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Foodbank Closure Times over the Christmas Holidays

Centre Closure over Christmas/New Year The last foodbank centre for 2019 will be Monday 23rd December at St John’s Hoxton. The first foodbank centre for 2020 will be Saturday 4th January at Florence Bennett Centre Hoxton. The Hackney foodbank office will be closed from 12 noon Tuesday 24th December until 10.00am Thursday 2nd January 2020. Our warmest wishes to […]

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Nearby road closure Monday 16th December

Advance warning – Cherbury St closure – Monday 16th December Our deadline for pre-Christmas food donations to our Hoxton warehouse is Monday 16th December between 0900 – 1430. Unfortunately the council is closing our road, Cherbury St, on that day. This will mean you will not be able to access our warehouse from New North […]

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It’s reverse advent calendar time!

We are running a Reverse Advent Calendar this year. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR:   Reverse Advent Calendar 2019 Each day in the run-up to Christmas, you simply put one item of food into a box.  The food items that you donate will be used to help individuals and families who are really struggling over the […]

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A huge thank you to the volunteers who helped at the Autumn half term lunch club! We fed 126 visitors, including 74 children aged 12 or under.

Click here for statistics of how many people we served at the last lunch club.    Autumn Half Term 2019 Lunch Club   What is the Lunch Club? School holidays can be a tough time for families on a tight budget, especially if they rely on free school meals during term time. The lunch club […]

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WHAT ARE WE RUNNING LOW ON THIS WEEK?

Tinned fish Tinned meat (e.g. corned beef) Tinned veg UHT milk Long life fruit juice Toilet roll Deodorant Shower gel Washing up liquid

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Urgent need for volunteers!

At Hackney Foodbank we urgently need volunteers who can regularly commit to: Give time in our warehouse helping sort donated goods. This should be once or twice a week for 2-4 hours, Mon-Thurs. Training in manual handling will be given and you will be inducted by our Operations Manager and Warehouse Coordinator.   Accompany our […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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