About our foodbank

Southend Foodbank opened its doors on the 1st Nov 2013.

In our first 3 years we were presented with 3,566 vouchers which represents 8413 people (adults and children) – all of whom received 3 days worth of emergency food.

Each voucher presented to us means a conversation, an opportunity to be listened to or to sign-post; it’s an opportunity to pray with someone and for them to maybe find a bigger community to be part of.

During our first 3 years, we’ve had over 88,000 kilograms of food donated from over 150 different donors, including 26 churches and 21 schools, of which 69% comes in from regular weekly donations, 19% from supermarket collections, 12% from harvest collections.

Between November 2013 and October 2016 – we gave out over 81,000 kilograms of food.

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