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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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Current Vacancies – New People and Training Manager, Distribution Centre Supervisors and Finance Manager

Join our wonderful team! Hackney Foodbank entered into it’s 10th year of opening its doors this year and with many exciting projects on the horizon for 2022 at a pivotal time, we are looking for compassionate people to apply for our new roles! Vacancies below: People and Training Manager Hackney Foodbank are looking for a […]

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February Lunch Club – Free Packed Lunches for Children This Half Term

Hackney Foodbank will be handing out free children’s packed lunches* from all of our distribution centres, Mon 14 February – Thursday 17 February & Saturday 19 February 2022 during the February half term. These packed lunches will be available to children that may be in need of a packed lunch, and will have the following […]

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December Lunch Club – Free packed lunches for children this half term

Hackney Foodbank will be handing out free children’s packed lunches from all of our distribution centres, Mon 20 December – Thurs 23 December & Wednesday 29 December – Friday 31 December  during the December half term. These packed lunches will be available to children that may be in need of a packed lunch, and will […]

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