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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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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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