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Universal Credit and foodbanks

Universal Credit: Inside the Welfare State Last night, “Universal Credit: Inside the Welfare State” aired on BBC Two. The episode focused on Peckham residents’ experiences with Universal Credit, and in the case of one man, his need to visit Southwark Foodbank. Declan was followed in his journey from the Job Center to Southwark Foodbank. After […]

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Christmas at Southwark Foodbank

Support Southwark Foodbank’s Christmas Feed a Family Appeal Christmas at Southwark Foodbank means even more people facing hardship coming through our doors. This year, through our Feed a Family Campaign, we want to give 100 families in need gift cards to buy food as well as a festive parcel and small gifts to enable them […]

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Bankuet: A new way to support Southwark Foodbank

Shopping online for the foodbank just became a lot easier The Southwark Foodbank has launcehd a page with pilot site, Bankuet, an online store that is looking to offer a new way to support foodbanks. Bankuet allows you to choose the foodbank you want to support, go to their page and select the items you would […]

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Christmas 2019 Collections with Tesco

A huge thank you to everyone involved in our Tesco Christmas collections! On the 21st – 23rd November, we were part of Tesco’s National Collections for Christmas. This is one of our key collections for the year as it helps us to stock up ahead of Christmas with items we need to continue supporting people through […]

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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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