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Hackney Foodbank festive season opening hours for distribution centres

  Hackney Foodbank’s distribution centres will remain open until: Thursday 23rd December 2021, 12pm – 2.30pm St Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9ES Our distribution centres will be closed from Saturday 25 December – Tuesday 28 December 2021 Our distribution centres will be back open before the new year on: Wednesday 29 December […]

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150 Hackney businesses sign up to increased London Living Wage

It’s a new milestone for Hackney’s businesses with 150 employers now signed up to an increased London Living Wage, which was announced on Monday. The Living Wage Foundation calculates the living wage based on what people need to live on, including the costs of fuel, energy, rent and food. Accredited businesses – the number of […]

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Hackney Foodbank urges community to donate to food collection in Tesco stores this Christmas

Christmas is supposed to be a season for joy and celebration – but for millions of families it is one of the toughest times of the year as they struggle to put food on the table and heat their homes. That’s why Hackney Foodbank is asking shoppers in Hackney to spread some festive kindness and support local […]

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Run your own Reverse Advent Calendar for Hackney Foodbank!

Support people in crisis this year by running your own Reverse Advent Calendar in the lead up to Christmas and collecting our most needed items at Hackney Foodbank. Feel free to add some lovely Christmassy items too! You can start a collection point at home or at your workplace and encourage your friends, family and […]

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Trick or Eat appeal returns this Halloween to collect food for Hackney Foodbank

As published in the Hackney Citizen and Hackney Gazette. Hackney residents are turning Halloween on its head for a third year running – joining the Trick or Eat trail and donating food for people in need. Last year’s event, organised by the Local Buyers Club, a shop local club offering savings and perks at London’s […]

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

In partnership with Daisy’s Café, Hackney Foodbank will be handing out free children’s packed lunches from all of our distribution centres, Mon – Thurs & on Saturday during the October half term, 25  – 30 October 2021. These packed lunches will be available to children that may be in need of a packed lunch, and […]

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Hackney Foodbank hosts Volunteer Celebration Event

This summer we wanted to thank and acknowledge all of our amazing volunteers for their hard work, support and commitment to Hackney Foodbank with a celebration event which took place on 9 September 2021 and hosted at the wonderful Leaside Trust. The volunteers and staff were welcomed with drinks served in compostable Vegware cups alongside […]

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Support from Polen Capital

Polen Capital is an asset management firm based in Boca Raton, Florida, with offices in Boston and London. The team have kindly donated an amazing amount of £5,000 to Hackney Foodbank and are also donating their time in October 2021 to help out in our warehouse. From Paul Williams, Head of International Business Development for […]

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Support from Daiwa at Hackney Foodbank

This summer, Hackney Foodbank’s Lunch Club project which ran from 26 July – 3 September 2021 provided 1,500 children with a free packed lunch, 5 days a week over 6 weeks during the school summer holiday. We couldn’t have done this without the amazing generosity and support of organisations like Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd, […]

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Hackney Foodbank Vacancy for a People and Training Manager

Hackney Foodbank have an exciting new opportunity and are looking for a new People and Training Manager to manage all aspects of volunteering at the organisation, lead on the developing of an Equality Diversity Inclusion strategy and Wellbeing policy as well as administering the training and development of all staff members. If you have significant […]

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