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Friday 27th March UPDATE

We are still open at one distribution session every day of the week Monday – Saturday. However, there have been some changes to the schedule. The Wednesday session is now at St Saviours on Kings Road and the session at Ferndale is paused until further notice. The Friday session at Belle Vue will not run […]

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Donate via Bankuet

You can now donate to Southend Foodbank using Bankuet. You donate to Bankuet, and they purchase the items on our list. We have a delivery slot of 16th of April booked with them. This is the link:  https://www.bankuet.co.uk/southend . As we are facing the same shortages as many people out there, and can’t purchase food in the […]

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Monday 23rd March UPDATE

All our distribution centres are open this week as usual, as is our Warehouse, with extra care being taken to reduce contact between our volunteers and guests, as well as extra cleaning measures in place. Thank you from Cass – Foodbank Administrator.

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Friday 20th March update:

Today we have been advised by Tesco Prince Avenue that they have moved our collection point out of sight. This is because, unfortunately, some people were helping themselves to the donations. If you are able to donate anything to the Foodbank when you visit Tesco (and we appreciate how difficult this is at the moment), […]

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TESCO ONE-DAY COLLECTION CANCELLED

Unfortunately we have decided that due to the recent events unfolding we are cancelling the one-day Tesco collection this Saturday, as well as postponing the Quiz Night we were due to hold on the 27th March. Apologies to those of you who had offered to volunteer at these events. If you would like to support […]

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Coronavirus/ COVID19

Southend Foodbank is taking guidance on how to respond to coronavirus/ COVID19 from the Trussell Trust as well as information provided by Public Health England and national government advice. We understand people are concerned about the implications of coronavirus for the foodbank. This may affect: access for guests to referral agencies and distribution sessions, availability […]

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Southend Foodbank in 2019

2019 marked six years of Southend Foodbank supporting the local community, it was also our busiest year and the year we saw the sharpest rise in the number of people needing help. Fortunately, we also received more donations than ever before and had support from more organisations and groups. More than 2400 referrals were made […]

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Get involved March 2020

March events cancelled This post has been edited to note that the Tesco collection day and Quiz night have been cancelled indefinitely.  Please follow more recent news posts for up-to-date information about how you can get involved to support the foodbank. — There’s always something to help with at the foodbank and this March we’ve […]

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CHRISTMAS CLOSURES

This year our distribution centres will only be closed on the Bank Holidays. Wednesday 25th December – Ferndale and Kings Road DCs will be closed. Thursday 26th December – Shoebury DC is closed. Wednesday 1st January – Ferndale and Kings Road DCs will be closed. All other distribution centres are open as usual. Please note, […]

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