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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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Local organisations and other foodbanks donate

Foodbank volunteers seen here, ready to sort out the 270kg of food and toiletries, collected by staff at Drivers and Norris, a local estate agent. This Easter the Islington Liberal Democrats raised 705kg of food, during a Food drive outside Sainsbury’s Supermarket on Liverpool Road. Thank you again for your help, which is much appreciated. […]

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Supermarket drives – autumn 2019

Supermarkets are one of the continuing sources of food donations. Between April and June, these raised 1,766kg of food. This autumn we are organising the following food drives: Mon 9 Sep      Waitrose Clerkenwell        10am to 2pm Tues 8 Oct      Waitrose Holloway Rd      5pm to 7pm Sat […]

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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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