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Bank the Food on Radio 2 5/10/21

Emma Spring from Bank the Food talked to Jeremy Vine on Radio 2. School children at Thorpe Hall School in Southend were inspired by working with Southend Foodbank to design an app which allows people to find out what their nearest foodbank needs when you walk into a supermarket with a foodbank collection point. Emma’s […]

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Southend Foodbank on BBC Radio Essex 21/9/21

Cass Francis from Southend Foodbank was featured in news bulletins on BBC Radio Essex, talking about the cut to Universal Credit and other financial pressures facing low-income households this autumn. Cass, who has been at the foodbank since it started, said: “We’ve got the end of the moratorium on evictions, the furlough scheme ends at […]

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Keep The Lifeline

At the beginning of lockdown March 2020, the government added £20 per week to all Universal Credit payments. It wasn’t means-tested, just given, and came as a welcome addition to the household income of many in precarious financial positions. In a statement last week, the Government said the Universal Credit uplift of £20 per week […]

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August Bank Holiday closure

This coming Bank Holiday Monday – 31st August – our distribution centre at Ferndale Baptist Church will be open as usual from 1-3pm. Our distribution at Hawkwell Baptist church will be closed that day.

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Tesco 3-day collection

For the first time since 2019, we are able to staff a collection in-store at Tesco Prince Avenue from Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th July. We are hoping to have volunteers to assist us in collecting donations from 9am-5pm on all three days. These large collections are so important for the running of the foodbank […]

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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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