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Big or small, every gift you give helps transform lives.

Southend Foodbank is run by our community for our community – we rely on support from people like you to ensure we continue to stop people going hungry. Can you invest in the future of our project and help us provide much-needed support to people in crisis across south Essex?

 

Regular giving

Regular giving allows us to plan ahead, make cost-efficient purchases and cover day to day costs enabling us to continue to operate. We believe in creating sustainable projects that have a lasting impact. Your regular gifts enable us to be more strategic in how we fund and maintain work that helps people locally, ensuring that we can offer a place to turn to for people struggling with food poverty.

To set up a regular donation, please download a Standing Order Form here and return it by post or drop it into the foodbank office in Friendship House.

By adding Gift Aid, your donation will have more impact, at no additional cost to you.

Download a Gift Aid form here to increase your donation by 25p on top of every £1 you give.

 

One-off giving

Whatever you can give, big or small, every single donation helps. Giving money enables us to buy food and essentials for emergency aid for people who turn to the foodbank. This is increasingly important as donations fall while need in the local community is rising. Your donations mean the foodbank can stay open and running through the most challenging times.

You can donate to us via:

  • Wonderful giving, where you can also add Gift Aid
  • Crowdfunder, where you can also add Gift Aid
  • PayPal giving
  • Donate through our Facebook page
  • To send a cheque, please make it payable to Southend Foodbank and post to: Southend Foodbank, Friendship House, 484 Southchurch Road, Southend on Sea, SS1 2QA
  • You can also donate directly, by bank transfer:
          Bank Name:        Lloyds Bank plc
          Account Name: Southend Foodbank
          Sort Code:           30 65 22
          Account No:        75600360

 

To make a donation from your mobile banking app on your phone, click to wonderful.co.uk and get your own one-time instant payment code. You can also add Gift Aid.

As well as donating, you can also set up fundraisers on Wonderful giving, Crowdfunder and Facebook.

 

Give as you shop

Raise money for the foodbank without costing you any more when you shop online with EasyFundraising.org.uk. Over 6,000 shops and sites will donate to Southend Foodbank, including all the big names like eBay, Amazon, Argos, Booking.com, M&S and Just Eat. Plus, you could raise up to £50 donations when you use Easyfundraising to save money on your household bills including car and home insurance, energy, phone contract or broadband. Uswitch, GoCompare, Confused.com and many more will all donate to us for FREE!
Even if you don’t shop much online, signing up for an Easyfundraising account offers you the option to enter prize draws with a chance to win prizes for you and the foodbank. You can use Easyfundraising through an app, a browser add-on or through their website. Free to sign up and no extra costs when you shop. Sign up with our unique link to boost your donations.

If you or your business shop through Amazon or Amazon Prime, sign up for Amazon Smile.  Every time you buy with Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your purchases. Same products, same prices, same service. And it costs you nothing more than you are spending anyway on your shopping. You can turn on Amazon Smile through the settings menu in the app, or whenever you log in through the website.

Combine either Amazon Smile or EasyFundraising when you buy from our Amazon Wishlist and we’ll get a small cash donation on your behalf as well as the items you donate.

 

Give as you sell

When you’re selling items on ebay you can add a charity donation percentage to your listing, to give part of the final sale or auction value to Southend Foodbank. ebay automatically collects your donation as part of the payment process through the PayPal Giving Fund and makes the donation on your behalf. You can also add GiftAid, which adds 25p for every £1 you give.

 

Add Gift Aid

If you’re a UK tax payer, you can add Gift Aid to your charitable donations.

Gift Aid means the government gives the charity 25p for every £1 you give. However, you must complete a Gift Aid declaration to allow the foodbank to claim this tax relief. Adding Gift Aid does not mean you pay anything extra,  the charity claims it on top of your donation.

You can download a Gift Aid form or you can complete a declaration whenever you donate through Crowdfunder or Wonderful.

 

Legacy gifts

A single gift could secure someone’s future. Contact us to find out more.

 

Fundraise for us

Our handy fundraising booklet has ideas for how to get started with fundraising for the foodbank.

You can collect money or sponsorship for your brilliant fundraising ideas through Wonderful, Crowdfunder or Facebook, including setting up a birthday fundraiser on your own Facebook page. Using these platforms makes it easier for people to give and easier for you to give to us as all the admin is provided for you and the money ends up straight in the foodbank bank account.

Colourthon is the biggest fundraising event in Southend, where you can get sponsored to complete either the Moonlight (half marathon) or Twilight (10k) walk. Both events are FUN walks around Southend by night with the emphasis being on FUN and FUNDRAISING! Walkers can raise sponsorship for ANY registered charity of their choice, including Southend Foodbank.  The sign-up fee covers the costs of t-shirt, completers medal and organisational costs; all the money you raise through sponsorship goes directly to your nominated charity.

 

Use social media

Even if you can’t give money right now, you can help boost fundraising by sharing on social media. Our next supporter could come from your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram posts.

Foodbanks often rely on social media to get the message out when they need support as well as using it to reach people who need help. Extra follows and interactions make it easier for foodbanks to stay visible online.

Find, follow and share from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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