News

Tesco 3-day food collection 2019

We need your help at our 2019 3-day Tesco Collection. You will be working in a team of 3 to give out shopping lists to customers encouraging them to buy one or more of the items on the list. Some of these donations will last us until March, so we need to get as much as […]

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Universal Credit Uncovered: 9 weeks that show we must end the wait

  A blog post by Tom Say, Campaigns Manager. Over the past nine weeks we’ve been working with a wide range of charities and organisations on #UniversalCreditUncovered, shining a spotlight on the reality of living under Universal Credit. The support and unity we have experienced has been nothing short of staggering. We have seen thousands […]

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UK FOOD BANKS FEAR BUSIEST SUMMER EVER IS AHEAD

New figures released by the Trussell Trust reveal 20% increase in emergency food parcels for children in the UK last summer The Trussell Trust is urging the public to donate food to their local food bank, as new figures show 87,496 food parcels went to children in the UK during the summer holidays in 2018, […]

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Summer Closures

Over the summer we have the following closures at our Distribution Centres: Earls Hall Baptist Church DC will be closed every throughout August, and will re-open on on Friday 6th September. Hawkwell Baptist Church DC will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday August 26th. Thank you

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New format newsletter – read, share or subscribe

Part of what we do at the foodbank involves staying in the touch with the community, talking about what’s happening and letting people know how they can help. To reach more of the people who say they’re interested in our work, we recently changed the format of the newsletter to be more focussed on timely […]

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Easter 2019 closures

Over the Easter 2019 period we have some closures of our Distribution Centres. Please check below before choosing which D.C. to visit during this time. Friday 19th April (Good Friday) – Belle Vue is CLOSED, but Earls Hall is OPEN from 12.30-2.30pm Saturday 20th April – West Leigh is open 9.30am-11am Monday 22nd April – […]

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Christmas 2018 Opening and Closure

Our distribution centres are open and closed on the following dates over Christmas and the New Year: Monday 24th Dec – Hawkwell DC is CLOSED Tuesday 25th Dec – Belle Vue DC is CLOSED Wednesday 26th Dec – Ferndale DC is CLOSED and Kings Road DC is CLOSED Thursday 27th Dec – Shoebury/Thorpe Bay DC […]

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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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