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Summer supermarket drive dates

Waitrose Holloway Road, where the June food drive for Islington Foodbank was held

Here is a list of dates for the supermarket drives at Waitrose over the summer months: Mon July 3, 10am – 4pm,Waitrose Clerkenwell Weds July 5, 5pm – 7pm, Waitrose Holloway Road Sat July 8, 10am – 2pm, Waitrose Holloway Road Sat August 5, 10am – 4pm, Waitrose Clerkenwell During the supermarket drives, volunteers from the […]

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Supermarket drive on Saturday, May 13 at Waitrose Holloway Road

Waitrose Holloway Road, where the June food drive for Islington Foodbank was held

We have a supermarket driving coming up this weekend at Waitrose, Holloway Road. If you shop in this supermarket, or are in the area, please come and donate if you can – or just say hello. The items we most need from this drive are listed below, we would be very grateful if you could […]

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April supermarket drive raises 942kg of food

Waitrose Holloway Road, where the June food drive for Islington Foodbank was held

The last supermarket drive for Islington Foodbank at Waitrose, Holloway Road raised 942kg of food. The foodbank is in urgent need of extra donations, with foodbank usage up 60%, so the extra income from the supermarket drive is much appreciated by all at the foodbank. Thank you to everybody who volunteered, and donated on the […]

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Islington Foodbank in need of additional food stocks as client levels rise by 60%

Foodbank warehouse

  The dramatic increase in client numbers is finding the foodbank very short of food. The 60% increase in clients over the last year is impacting on the amount of food that we need to bring in every month. In March 2017 alone, the foodbank gave out 4.5 tonnes of food, and in just one […]

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Urgently needed items

contents of single food parcel ready for packing

The foodbank is currently running low on the following items. If you can donate, please do so by visiting our Ronalds Road centre. More details about how to donate food can be found here Tea and coffee Tinned fish Tinned meat Tinned vegetables Long life milk Long life juice Tinned tomatoes Baked beans Tinned rice […]

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Supermarket drives for the spring and summer

Waitrose Holloway Road, where the June food drive for Islington Foodbank was held

We will be holding supermarket drives to raise food for Islington Foodbank at Waitrose, Holloway Road on the following dates 22nd April 2017 13th May 2017 10th June 2017 8th July 2017 5th August 2017 During the supermarket drives, volunteers from the Islington Foodbank will be positioned at the supermarket, asking shoppers to donate a […]

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March supermarket drive raises over 1000kg of food

March 2017 SD

Last Saturday’s (4 March) supermarket drive at Waitrose, Holloway Road raised 1066 kgs of food for Islington food bank. Commenting on the drive, Reannan (pictured here), who is in charge of supermarket drives said, “The public has been very receptive, we think the good weather has helped, and once again the staff at Waitrose have […]

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Six Grafton School girls raise food for Islington Foodbank

Grafton School

Alma, Mimi Rose, Alex, Martha and Vivienne, from Year 6 at Grafton Primary School, organised a food collection for the Islington Foodbank at their school, and collected 54 kg of food. They then delivered it to the foodbank with the help of their headmistress, Nitsa Sergides, and having weighed it were told it was enough to […]

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The Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake inspires foodbank action

Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake

The new film I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach, the socially critical director of films such as Kes and The Wind That Shakes The Barley, addresses the current welfare system in the UK, with a portrayal of modern poverty that is so shocking many have found it difficult to believe. Naturally, many filmgoers who have had […]

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Drayton Primary School pay a surprise visit to the foodbank

A group of school children from Drayton Park Primary School years three to six brought food produce to the foodbank on Monday 7 November. During a week learning about ‘inclusion’ the children were asked to design a poster to support their local food bank. Encouraged by the project the children’s parents decided to hold a […]

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