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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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Islington Liberal Democrats out in force for the Foodbank

The Liberal Democrats collected a massive 670 kilos of food at their food drive in September. “This was the second time that I have joined the team from Islington Liberal Democrats at the foodbank appeal and once again, it was a heart-warming and emotional experience”, said Kate Pothalingam. “It is a great shame that there […]

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Local schools support us for Harvest Festival

  Many thanks for the support of primary schools from the area, including Richard Cloudesley School, Duncombe Primary School and Prior Weston Primary School, who have collected food donations for the Foodbank as part of their Harvest Festival activity. Prior Weston commented “This year working with Islington Food Bank has really encouraged lots more donations […]

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Foodbank closed on bank holiday Monday

The Foodbank will not open as usual this Monday 27th due to it being a bank holiday. The Foodbank will be open on Saturday 25th August and Saturday 1st September from 2pm-5pm at Highbury Roundhouse as usual. Usual opening times will resume after that.

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Timebank and the Lab Foundation supporting the Foodbank

The Foodbank will be collaborating with two volunteering initiatives: The Lab Foundation, a Community Interest Company that supports local communities, will be sending us volunteers to help out on Monday afternoons. Timebank, a national volunteering charity will also be sending us volunteers to help out on shifts.

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