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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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Upcoming supermarket drives

Supermarket drives are a major means of collecting food donations. This summer/early autumn we have the following: Mon 20th August 10am-3pm at Waitrose Clerkenwell Tues 9th October 5pm-7pm at Waitrose Holloway Rd Sat 13th October 10am-2pm at Waitrose Holloway Rd Mon 22th October 10am-3pm at Waitrose Clerkenwell If you are free to volunteer on any […]

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Vegan pub uses clever tactics to raise donations for the Foodbank

The Blacksmith and Toffeemaker (292-294 St John’s Street) collected over a ton of food. Sam Pryor (pictured above), General Manager and Cook, explains the pub’s very generous scheme to collect donations: “I’d volunteered at Hackney Migrant’s Centre for several years and noticed that foodbank referrals were absolutely vital to the families coming for help, and […]

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Forthcoming Supermarket Drives

  For the entire month of May – The Islington Foodbank is the Community Matters Charity at Waitrose Clerkenwell, so please look out for it and donate!   We also have a number of supermarket drives throughout the summer on the following dates: Monday, 25 June Waitrose, Clerkenwell 10am-3pm Tuesday, 10 July Waitrose Holloway Rd […]

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Look out for our food collection bins in Holloway Road and Clerkenwell Waitrose

As well as our supermarket drives, because of the urgent need to receive more fooddonations for the increasing number of clients, we now have a permanent collection bins at the Waitrose stores on Holloway Road and Clerkenwell. You don’t need to wait for a supermarket drive to donate food when you go shopping, just look […]

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Half of children helped by foodbanks over summer holiday months are primary school students

Figures from the Trussell Trust show that in summer 2016, 47% of children who received support from foodbanks in its network were 5-11 years old. In addition, 4,412 more three day emergency food supplies were given to children in July and August 2016 than in the previous two months. Between April 2016 and March 2017, […]

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Other foodbanks lend their support to Islington

Given the growing number of clients we are supplying with food, we are relying on support from other foodbanks for additional food. This summer we were grateful for food donations from Uttlesford foodbank for: 451.55kg and Slough foodbank for 1145.7kg. Of course, a huge thank you to all the local churches, charities and individuals who […]

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Good news on the new Foodbank premises at the Roundhouse

Islington Foodbank at Highbury Roundhouse

Work is moving ahead on the building of the new Highbury Roundhouse, on a site just behind the current premises. As well as being a community centre, this will be the new centre for the Foodbank. First phase of the building work is scheduled to finish this spring, and according to the builders is moving […]

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Waitrose Holloway Road and Clerkenwell supermarket drives and collection bins

Supermarket bin donations for Islington Foodbank

Supermarkets are one of the best sources of food donations for our foodbank. This autumn we had a number of successful supermarket drives, thanks to Reannan, our supermarket drives supremo. Altogether we collected a total of 3357kg, as a result of four drives in both Waitrose and Tesco. While this sounds a large amount of food, […]

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Gracious donations this winter 

Donations to Islington Foodbank

The foodbank is very fortunate in receiving donations from local schools, churches, businesses, and, of course, supermarkets. Here are details of some of the organisations that gave donations this autumn Gillespie Primary School As the warehouse team were sorting out donations that people had so generously made, in the run-up to Christmas, we received a […]

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