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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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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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