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Bank Holiday Monday 31st May

This Bank Holiday Monday, our distribution centre at Ferndale Baptist Church from 1-3pm will be open as usual. Our centre at Hawkwell Baptist Church will be closed.

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Celebrating our volunteers

Val and Peter Collins are as much a fixture of the warehouse operations of the Southend Foodbank as the trolleys we use – but much more reliable. They started volunteering at the Foodbank seven years ago after they retired. One of the things they love is being part of a team while helping in the […]

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Easter opening times

These are our opening times for the coming Easter weekend. Good Friday, the 2nd of April – Earls Hall is OPEN from 12:30 -2:30pm Saturday, the 3rd of April – West Leigh Distribution Centre is OPEN from 9:30 -11 am Monday, the 5th of April – Ferndale Distribution Centre is OPEN from 1pm – 3pm […]

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Ferndale Distribution Centre re-opening

We are pleased to announce that the food Distribution Centre at FERNDALE BAPTIST CHURCH is due to re-open! Ferndale DC will re-open on MONDAY 8TH MARCH from 1-3pm at: Ferndale Baptist Church North Avenue SS2 5HU Our existing Monday evening distribution centre at HAWKWELL Baptist Church from 5-6.30pm remains un-changed at: Rectory Road ROCHFORD SS4 […]

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Southend Foodbank triple their voucher limit

Southend Foodbank have taken the decision to triple the amount of vouchers our guests can utilise in a rolling 6-month period. The previous limit of 3 vouchers in a rolling 6-month period has now been increased to 9 vouchers in 6 months. This decision has been made as a reaction to the ongoing financial and […]

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Snow Closure – Monday 8th February 2021

IMPORTANT CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT Unfortunately we have made the decision not to open our distribution centre at HAWKWELL Baptist Church tonight (Monday 8th February) because of the adverse weather conditions. We are open on Tuesday as usual at BELLE VUE Baptist Church in Southchurch from 1-3pm. If you are visiting us tomorrow, please wrap up warm […]

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Christmas Opening Times

These are the opening times for our Distribution Centres during the holiday period. Christmas Eve – Thursday 24th Dec – at Shoebury Baptist is OPEN Christmas Day – Friday 25th Dec – at Earls Hall Baptist is CLOSED Boxing Day – Saturday 26th Dec – at West Leigh Baptist is OPEN Bank Holiday – Monday […]

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Pausing Bankuet subscription

No additional Bankuet donations Thank you to everyone who has supported the foodbank through Bankuet. Your donations delivered nearly 1500kg of food to the warehouse. When there were difficulties getting food donations through the supermarkets earlier in the year Bankuet was a useful alternative way to get food delivered in bulk, and it helped to […]

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Donate via Bankuet

Edited to add: please note Bankuet subscription for Southend Foodbank has been paused from the end of October 2020. You can still donate in the usual ways through the local drop-off points.

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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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