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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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The Big Church Leaders’ Breakfasts

Churches play a vital part in our work, as they do across the Trussell Trust’s food bank network. We’re grateful for all that local churches contribute to what we do, whether that’s by providing volunteers, venues, leadership, or donations – or in other ways. We have a number of churches in Southwark that support us […]

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Lent 2021

Today marks the start of Lent, a time for reflection and preparation before Easter.   Many people chose to give something up and some supporters chose to put aside money or food for the 40 days to support people in crisis. How can you support Southwark Foodbank this Lent? 1. Set aside a 40p every […]

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Christmas Opening Hours at the Southwark Foodbank

The Southwark Foodbank will be closing over Christmas and New Year. The 23rd December 2020 is our last working day before Christmas and we will not be taking any more referrals after this. Our last deliveries go out on the 24th December and we will reopen our offices and welcome centres again on Monday the […]

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