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Corporate Volunteering Opportunities

Want to volunteer as a corporate team? The Southwark Foodbank relies on the support of people from all over our community to volunteer to help us provide our service. We regularly have enquiries for corporate teams to spend some time volunteering with us, once-off or regularly. This is how you can get involved as a corporate team: […]

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Trussell Trust #5weekstoolong report

Today, the Trussell Trust released a new report on Universal Credit. The report shows showing the consequences of the 5 week wait people face when going on to Universal Credit. It details how the 5 week wait can add to acute financial hardship faced by so many in the UK and how it worsens debt, housing insecurity […]

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Support Southwark Foodbank’s Harvest Appeal 2019

Help Southwark Foodbank this Harvest Last year we had a wonderful response from our community, with donations exceeding our previous Harvest. Harvest is traditionally a time where we celebrate and are thankful for abundance of food and share in it as a community. However, as the summer draws to a close, schools go back, and […]

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Ten Full Crates Collected at Southwark Park Run

On Saturday 1st September, Southwark Park Run celebrated their 5th anniversary and held a collection for us in the early hours of the morning. Every week Park Run organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. These runs are free and accessible to anyone, no matter what the level of experience. 400+ people came […]

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Gig for the Foodbank

Our own Rebecca Peachey who deals with Fundraising and Partnerships stated that now 75% of people coming to the Foodbank are those who are on benefits (universal credit) and with a low-income. In our first quarter this year we also saw a 20% increase in Foodbank useage compared to last year. On Wednesday 15th August, Rainbow Collective organised […]

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More than food

Here at Pecan, we love to support Foodbank attendees in numerous ways. Have a read of one of our most recent case studies where we did just that. Like many on Universal Credit (UC), our client was required to take work place training as part of their claimant commitment. Unfortunately, the wait between being paid […]

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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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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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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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