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Coconuts (and other unexpected blessings)

This week has been full of unexpected but completely on-time blessings. Lovely fruit juice from Pip Organic, just as we’re running low on juice. Lemons and other fruit and veg from Fareshare (we needed a lemon to go with a science kit for an 8-year-old child). Not our standard ask, but important for the 8-year-old […]

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Our Christmas opening times

We’ll be delivering emergency food and essential toiletries to local people up to and including Thursday 24 December. We’re asking all our referral partners to complete e-referrals for individuals and families in severe hardship by 5pm on Tuesday 22 December, so that we can make sure everyone referred to us has a delivery in time for […]

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Busiest November ever, but help could be on the way

Last month was our busiest November since we opened our doors in 2013. We provided more than 1000 seven-day emergency food supplies to local people referred to us in severe hardship – 4 in 10 were for children. This was a 128% increase compared to November 2019. We’re so grateful to everyone who’s continuing to […]

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The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear – and donating to your local food bank

As winter approaches and the effects of coronavirus continue to trap people in poverty, food banks in the Trussell Trust network are forecast to give out a staggering six emergency food parcels every minute. So we’re really grateful to local people, families, schools, churches and businesses who are getting in touch already to find out […]

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Helping local people this Harvest

During the pandemic, we’ve seen the need for our food bank more than double. During lockdown we supported more than 1200 local households – 7 in 10 of whom had never had to use the Foodbank before. We’ve created a very short film for schools about it that you may like to watch and share. […]

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Get help to weather the storm

  Local charities seeing a surge in need have created a campaign to raise awareness of crisis help available for people facing hardship from Wandsworth Council. The campaign urges local people whose income doesn’t cover the cost of essentials to #GetHelpToWeatherTheStorm. The campaign highlights that residents with No Recourse to Public Funds, working families and […]

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Making cotton face masks

A lovely lady dropped off some beautifully made face masks for us to put in the food parcels for our guests just at the time we had called for any keen sewers who might liked to make some. Why not try making some cotton face masks for yourselves and for us to put in the guest […]

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Wandsworth Foodbank sees record spike in need as coronavirus pandemic unfolds

WANDSWORTH FOODBANK REPORTS RECORD SPIKE IN NEED AS THE STORM OF CORONAVIRUS HITS OUR BOROUGH Wandsworth Foodbank saw a staggering 135% increase in need for emergency food during the last two weeks of March 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, as the coronavirus pandemic continued to unfold[1]. This includes a shocking 145% increase […]

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Useful information for Wandsworth and surrounding boroughs

We want to be as helpful as possible during this Coronavirus crisis, so we thought a page with useful information all in one place would be a good idea. Wandsworth Foodbank provides emergency food and support to people locked in poverty. Our foodbank works using a voucher referral system. Find out more about through our website about […]

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We’re switching to home delivery only of emergency food from Monday 30 March

From Monday 30 March we’re switching our food bank service to home delivery only. This temporary measure is so we can continue to provide emergency food to people in financial crisis, in as safe a way as possible. Although our five food bank centres in Battersea, Putney, Southfields and Tooting will be closed, people can still be referred to […]

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