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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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GIVING TUESDAY

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, created to be a new ritual at the start of December to encourage generosity and to do something good for others.  It’s a good day to remind people how you can support Southend Foodbank, including free and quick ways to help, as well as giving food and money. […]

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Tesco 3-day collection brings in a record 3.78 tonnes

Last week’s 3-day Tesco Collection was amazing, bringing in 3.78 tonnes of food donations to the foodbank. That’s the most we’ve ever collected from this annual 3-day event at Tesco. Thank you to everyone who donated at the store or helped with the collection. Lots of people have asked how long that amount of food […]

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#6forSouthend

Southend Foodbank opened six years ago in November 2013. This month we will be reflecting on those six years and the challenges we face as we look ahead. In the first six years of Southend Foodbank, we have: Provided 3-days food to more than 23,300 people including 9700 children Received more than 9600 referrals from […]

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Squeeze collection for Southend Foodbank

On Sunday 27th October, Squeeze performed at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend and asked fans to donate food and cash to Southend Foodbank. Volunteers collected a staggering £868.85 in cash on the night, which Squeeze themselves then added to by donating £300 to us from charity CD sales on the night. We were contacted a […]

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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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