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Jubilee Bank Holiday closures

This Jubilee weekend, our distribution centre at Earls Hall Baptist Church is CLOSED Friday 3rd June. We are open as normal for the rest of the weekend, details are on the table below:

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Spring into Action part 2

This spring, we’ve got lots of ways – 40 – to help you find the one thing you can do to support your local foodbank. Some are free, some take a little time, some you can do from home. Check back as we update the list each week! Whether Lent is a deeply spiritual season […]

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Spring into action!

Spring into action! 40 ways to help your foodbank This spring, we’ve got lots of ways – 40 – to help you find the one thing you can do to support your local foodbank. Some are free, some take a little time, some you can do from home. Check back as we update the list […]

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Southend Foodbank in 2021

In 2021, Southend Foodbank welcomed 2996 people who had been referred to us, giving food aid to support 8512 people of whom 3934 were children.     To put those figures in context: Every year the foodbank has been open, we have been busier than the previous year. Comparing 2021 with 2020, we supported around […]

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Distribution Centre Holiday Closures

These are our scheduled distribution centre statuses over the festive period: Friday 24th Dec – Earls Hall DC is OPEN Saturday 25th Dec – West Leigh is DC CLOSED Monday 27th Dec – Ferndale & Hawkwell DCs are CLOSED Tuesday 28th Dec – Belle Vue DC is CLOSED Wednesday 29th – Eastwood & St Saviours […]

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Bank the Food on BBC Radio Essex 1/12/21

Emma Spring from Bank the Food was on BBC Radio Essex at the start of December, talking about the app that began here in Southend. Watch the snippet below to listen to Emma chatting with Tony Fisher about Bank the Food, or catch up on iplayer. Talking about the need for this kind of app, […]

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Giving Tuesday 2021

Giving Tuesday is a day for people around the world to show their support for charities and good causes – and it holds the world record for the biggest amount donated to charity online in 24 hours. It’s a boost of kindness, generosity and giving back to our communities. This year here are three things […]

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Southend United Fans Supporting Southend Foodbanks

The first Southend United match day foodbank collection in numbers: A massive 322kg of food and toiletries donated by generous Shrimpers £1200 in cash donations on the day, as well as more online donations coming in over the weekend 100s of leaflets, stickers and social media shares that helped spread the message 68 hours of […]

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One more week to apply

There is one more week to apply for the part time administrator position at Southend Foodbank. More details can be found here: https://southend.foodbank.org.uk/part-time-admin/

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Southend United FC donation day and more with football fans supporting foodbanks

Southend Foodbank will be at Southend United FC, on 13th November 2021, for a donation day. If you’re a Shrimper, download and share our leaflet, pick something from the shopping list to bring, and let’s make this a win! When you’re coming to the match against Woking, please bring tinned food such as tinned meatballs, […]

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