Universal Credit prepares you for work? Tell the starving child I met picking through bins

  Our mid year stats show a 97% in the number of men, women and children benefiting from our emergency food parcels between 1st April and 30th September; making us the busiest foodbank in London.  We believe that this is primarily due to the full roll out of universal credit in LBHF at the end […]

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Harvest 2017

We are so grateful tothe dozens of schools, churches, local businesses and individuals which have supported our foodbank this season.  With record numbers of people needing emergency food supplies, so the pressure is on to keep food on our shelves!  We are low on long life milk and juice, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tinned […]

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Willmotts on King Street – making it easier for local people to donate food!

We are thrilled to announce that Willmotts – next to M&S on King Street, Hammersmith are now hosting a ‘permanent collection point’ ie a basket where you can drop off tinned and long-life food donations.  Handily, it’s next door to M&S too!  There’s even a money collection tin on reception . . . Willmott House, […]

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Holiday Clubs

Our Holiday Meal Clubs, which are targeted at families where children would normally receive free meals, have been a great success so far this summer. They are running in W12 and SW6 during August on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are so grateful to all of our local volunteers, as well as corporate volunteers, who have […]

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Hunger doesn’t take a holiday, so we’re minimising ours this Easter weekend. We’ll be open as usual on Bank Holiday Friday (14th April) in Fulham between 2.00 & 4.30 AND at the Hub@75 Bloemfontein Road on Saturday 15th April between 10.00am and 12.00. However, we will be CLOSED on Bank Holiday.

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Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank – ‘Not just a Foodbank’

Since launch in June 2010, our top priority has always been the provision of food parcels to individuals and families experiencing food poverty.  This is something we are now able to do 6 days a week, spread across our 3 Foodbank Centres; all within the boundaries of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.  Over […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

Food sorting - pasta and tins boxes large

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

warehouse volunteers chatting about tinned food

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test


David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

voluteer chatting to client over tea and biscuits

MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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