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Feed a Family Christmas Campaign 2021

No one should face hunger at Christmas …or wonder where their next meal is coming from. This Christmas, the Southwark Foodbank is supporting over 100 additional families in Southwark with Christmas supermarket vouchers and parcels to support them during the the Christmas period. The vouchers give families the dignity of choice in what they eat […]

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Call for volunteers National Collections with Tesco

We need volunteers! This coming week, Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th November, we are taking part in the National Collections with Tesco. We are very short on volunteers to fill the slots and are calling for anyone who is available for a couple of hours on any of those days to volunteer at one of […]

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Boyer Charity Walk from Hampton Court Palace to Tower Bridge

This Thursday on the 4th November 2021, one of most dedicated partners, Boyer Planning, are doing a 42km marathon walk along the Thames Path from Hampton Court Palace to Tower Bridge in support of the Southwark Foodbank. The walk is expected to take about 7 hours. We’re so grateful for their ongoing support and hope […]

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Volunteering opportunity: National Collections with Tesco (November 2021)

This November, we are pleased to be returning to our annual National Collections with Tesco from Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th November 2021. The collections will be in person again and we will be able to have volunteers in our two local Tesco stores. At the collections, volunteers greet customers entering the store with shopping […]

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Hackney Half Marathon for the Southwark Foodbank

This  Sunday, 26th September 2021, our very own foodbank manager and his family are running the Hackney Half Marathon together and are raising fund for the Southwark Foodbank at the same time. Simon will be running with Hannah, Paul, and Ben and we wish them the best of luck! You can visit their Fundraising Page […]

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Tribute

Tribute to Robert (Bob) Eva   It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Robert Eva (Bob), one of our most dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. We send our condolences to Bob’s family and hold them in our prayers. Bob started volunteering with Southwark Foodbank in November 2017 and was incredibly involved in […]

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Harvest 2021 – Funds and Food

  This autumn, we are celebrating Harvest in person again, with so much to be grateful for, and so much more work to be done. As we celebrate the end of summer and the abundance that this brings, we also celebrate in the spirit of sharing and supporting one another.   This year, we are […]

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CAPedal Cycling Tour

On the 25th June 2021, the Goldsmith family (Rob, and sons Tom, Ollie, and Adam) started an 8 day, 1,000km cycling tour in Edinburgh, cycling around the UK and Ireland to Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff, and London. The family have dedicated their challenge helping to supporting foodbanks and food projects in the UK and Ireland, nominating […]

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Reflecting on a whole year of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The 23rd  March 2021 marked a year since the first National lockdown. As we reflect on the immense changes to life in that year, the loss of life, grief, and hardship so many have faced, we are also so blown away by the amazing things that have happened in our community and how our community […]

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End of Year Figures 2020/2021

The Southwark Foodbank supported 18,978 people (7,089 children and 11,889 adults) from April 2020 to March 2021, a total increase of 289% from 2019/2020. To put it in perspective, we supported more children in 2020/2021 than the combined number of children and adults in 2019/2020. This isn’t right. The Southwark Foodbank gave out 8,043 parcels […]

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