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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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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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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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