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2018-19 figures

As the financial year has come to a close, we review our figures for 2018/19 and see how usage of our foodbank has changed compared to the previous year.   12% increase in clients versus last year In April 2017 – March 2018, 5080 clients visited the Foodbank which rose to 5688 visitors during April 2018 -March […]

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Supermarket drives – spring 2019

In the run-up to the summer, we have the following supermarket drives:   Mon 13 May   Waitrose Clerkenwell           10am to 2pm Mon 24 June  Waitrose Clerkenwell           10am to 2pm Tues 9 July    Waitrose Holloway Rd          5pm to 7pm Sat 13 July     Waitrose […]

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House on the Rock raised an incredible 2541 kg of food

The House on the Rock Church based in Tufnell Park raised an incredible 2541 kg of food this Easter. Each year the HOTR church holds a 21-day period of fasting and prayer P.U.S.H. (Pray Until Something Happens). Taking its lead from Isaiah, it ‘shares its bread with the hungry, encouraging the congregation to contribute the […]

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Arsenal Food drives raises 380 kg of food and toiletries

Arsenal fans donated 380 kg of food and toiletries at a food drive which took place at Arsenal Stadium on 1 April. The Food drive was advertised by Arsenal well in advance, so that Gunner fans who were coming to the Arsenal-Crystal Palace Premier League Match could drop off items beforehand. Despite the fact that […]

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Foodbank partnering with Arsenal for matchday food collection

Islington Foodbank is very proud to be working with Arsenal Football Club on a food drive this Easter. The food drive takes place outside Emirates Stadium on Easter Sunday, 21 April, when Gunners supporters will be arriving for the Premier League Match against Crystal Palace. “The Islington Foodbank is very close to the Emirates stadium, […]

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Foodbank opening hours changing

From 1 January 2019 the Foodbank will be changing its opening hours.  It will be open 1pm – 4pm (changing from the current hours of 2pm -5pm) on Mondays and Saturdays. We are making the change to be able to take advantage of daylight hours in the winter months, so people do not have to […]

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Upcoming supermarket drives

Supermarket drives are a major means of collecting food donations. Over the first few months of 2019 we have the following: Tues 22nd January 5pm-7pm Waitrose Holloway Rd Sat 26th January 10am-2pm Waitrose Holloway Rd Mon 4th February 10am-2pm Waitrose Clerkenwell Mon 25th March 10am-2pm Waitrose Clerkenwell Tues 2nd April 5pm-7pm Waitrose Holloway Rd Sat […]

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Islington Council December Collection

Islington Council has set up a collection point for food donations at the Town Hall which will be open until December 17th. Donations can be made by members of the public between 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday and 8:30am – 12:30pm on Saturday. December is a peak time for foodbank usage so we are very […]

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How to make a reverse advent calendar

This year we’re asking people to make a reverse advent calendar filled with food donations. If you’re taking part you can bring donations to the foodbank however is easiest, but if you want to make this into a project and get others involved, perhaps in your school or office, you can make a reverse advent […]

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Islington Foodbank Reverse Advent Calendar

Reverse advent calendars are the new Christmas tradition all about giving. The idea is, rather than receiving a treat each day, you give something instead. We know that December was the busiest month for foodbanks across the country last year, with the Trussell Trust providing 49% more emergency food supplies than the monthly average for […]

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