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Islington Foodbank is reopening

Islington Foodbank is reopening on Saturday 22nd August, having been closed since March due to coronavirus.  In order to keep our volunteers and clients safe, we are introducing a new appointments-based system. Under the new system, a voucher can only be redeemed with an appointment. Find out more about how the new system will work.  […]

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2019/20 review

As we have now come to the end of the 2019/20 financial year, we can review our figures and see how usage of our food bank has changed compared to previous years.   More than 5,860 clients served in 2019/20 Between April 2019 and March 2020 Islington Foodbank served at least 5,860 clients. This included […]

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Islington Foodbank partners with Bankuet

Islington Foodbank receives food donations from a huge range of sources: from our supermarket collection points, to local schools and churches, to one-off bags that individuals bring in. However, we know that finding time to bring a donation to the food bank can be difficult, and knowing what to include in it even harder. That’s […]

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Alternative sources of help while we are closed

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Islington Foodbank has taken the difficult decision to close to the public after Monday 23rd March. While we are closed, we will be directing our clients to the following alternative sources:   The Pilion Trust The Pilion Trust is a local charity who run a number of […]

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Islington Foodbank closing

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the trustees of Islington Foodbank have taken the difficult decision to close to the public after Monday 23rd March. We understand that we provide a service to vulnerable people who may need us more now than ever, but still feel this is the best course of action […]

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Supermarket drives – spring 2020

This spring we have the following supermarket drives: Mon 6 Apr      Waitrose Clerkenwell           10am to 2pm Tues 21 Apr    Waitrose Holloway Rd          5pm to 7pm Sat 25 Apr       Waitrose Holloway Rd          10am to 2pm Mon 18 May   Waitrose Clerkenwell           10am to […]

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Recipe cards initiative

As the food bank gives out hundreds of kilograms of food to clients each week, why not have recipe cards available with simple, nutritious recipes that clients can make with the food? This spring the food bank will be piloting recipe cards, with recipes such as ‘Pasta with tuna sauce’ using pasta, tinned tomatoes and […]

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A decade of Islington Foodbank

As it’s now almost 10 years since Islington Foodbank started, we’re looking back at its development over the decade. 2011: A team of five volunteers from a North London church set up the food bank in Tufnell Park Road, as part of the Trussell Trust Network. Clients served: 278        Adults: 174      […]

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St Mary Magdalene Academy raises 530kg of food in its Harvest Festival collection

Father Sam Korn describes the School’s Harvest Collection: “As a church school, our Harvest Festival is a really important occasion, when we ask everyone to remember how we depend on the work of others for our daily needs. We say “thank you” for these things that don’t come from us – that come from other […]

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Supermarket collection boxes continue to bring in much-needed supplies

Foodbank collection boxes are continuing to appear in more supermarkets in Islington, and between April and June raised 1,606kg of food. We now have collection boxes in Tesco at Highbury Corner, Tesco at Islington Green and Co-op at Archway as well as at Waitrose Clerkenwell and Waitrose Holloway Rd. If you shop at these stores […]

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