Christmas 2017

We are open as normal up to and including Saturday 23 December. We are closed 25-27 December,  open 28 and 29 December then closed 30 December. We are closed on 1 and 2 January 2018 then open as normal from 3 January. The office will be closed from 23 December through to 2 January. Merry […]

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PLEASE NOTE that our Lewisham Tab (Algernon Road) Foodbank will be closed on Thursday 30 November due to a funeral.

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Partnership with Rathfern School (blog)

Here’s a fascinating blog about how beneficial partnerships can be:

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Feedback from recent Inspection…

“Lewisham foodbank is led with competence, compassion and care. Each aspect of has been given careful thought and the foodbank is a professional, credible organisation in the community. It is well-known and well-supported – evidenced by the sheer number and variety of donors, funders and those giving time to the project. The volunteers are exceptionally well-cared […]

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This week we posted on social media that we were running low on loo roll, shampoo & toothpaste. Within a few hours one family turned up with all of this: Thank you Simon, Sue and Alex.  We were overwhelmed, and grateful. (By the way, if you wish to donate, feel free to give us just […]

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Lovely people of Lewisham – we currently need: tinned tomatoes tinned fruit tinned meat tinned veg fruit juice (UHT) sugar toiletries If you can donate please leave at one of our drop-off points.  Thank you so much.

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

Food sorting - pasta and tins boxes large

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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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

voluteer chatting to client over tea and biscuits

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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Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out over one million three day emergency food supplies to UK people in crisis in 2014/15.

volunteers picking items for food parcel

Benefit delays, low income and benefit changes are the primary reasons why people are currently being referred to foodbanks for emergency food. About Our Statistics The Trussell Trust statistics are a measure of volume – they show the number of people to whom The Trussell Trust foodbanks have given three days’ emergency food. These are […]

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