News

A reminder of why we do what we do

It’s easy to forget why foodbanks exist, so here’s a reminder of why we do what we do. At Southend Foodbank we seek to help people in food crisis by giving them a food parcel equivalent to three days’ worth of food when they are no longer able to buy the food they need for […]

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Earls Hall Distribution Centre

This week only – Friday 27th July – Earls Hall Distribution Centre at 120 Hobleythick Lane WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA will be closed. Belle Vue DC is open that day from 10am-12pm as usual.

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General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR Data Privacy Statements for the following groups are available on e-mail request: Donor Groups, Foodbank Guests, Financial Donors, Staff, Supporters, Volunteers and Referral Agencies

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Voluntary role of Volunteer Coordinator

We are looking for an experienced part-time voluntary Volunteer Coordinator to: Manage the recruitment process for our volunteers Manage the administration of our volunteers Work with other Coordinators to correctly place volunteers Assist with rota production Identify training needs Assist with training and volunteer events Answer enquiries from our website with regards to volunteering If you would […]

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Easter Opening Times

The following Distribution Centres will be closed over the Easter period: Belle Vue Baptist Church – Friday 30th March, Earls Hall Baptist Church – Friday 30th March, Hawkell Baptist Church – Monday 2nd April. All other centres will be open on their regular dates, including West Leigh Baptist Church on Saturday 31st March,

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Christmas Opening Times

Please see below which of our Distribution Centres are closed over the holiday period: Saturday 23rd Dec – West Leigh – OPEN Monday 25th Dec – Hawkwell – CLOSED Tuesday 26th Dec – Belle Vue – CLOSED Wednesday 27th Dec – Kings Road and Ferndale are both OPEN Thursday 28th Dec – Shoeburyness – CLOSED […]

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Distribution Centre Changes

A reminder that Wednesday 15th and Wednesday 22nd November, our Distribution Centre at Kings Road Church (Crowstone St. George’s URC ) in Westcliff will not be open as the church is hosting Southend Music Festival. Ferndale Baptist Church Distribution Centre will be open Wednesday mornings as usual from 10am-midday.

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Distribution Centre Changes

Unfortunately, our Distribution Centre in Great Wakering which was open on Thursday afternoons has now closed. The Distribution Centre at Shoeburyness and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church on Thursday afternoons (1-3pm) remains unchanged. During November, our Distribution Centre at Crowstone St. George’s URC in Westcliff is hosting an event and will be closed on Wednesday the […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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