COVID-19 Update 

24 March 2020

We are facing a completely new challenge with the recent outbreak of COVID-19. We are keeping our services running, providing emergency food parcels to those facing food insecurity. We will continue to adapt our services, taking into account the current advice  and guidance, and make every effort to safeguard the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and clients. 

We ask that everyone follow the guidance set out by the government on the 23 March 2020 and stay home.

Donate to our COVID-19 appeal.

We will be posting updates regularly and ask that you please refer to the information below before getting in touch, you may find your answer in our FAQ section.

​The Foodbank is a store of non-perishable food donated by the local community. We partner with frontline professionals such as schools, GPs, social services and many more, who refer fellow Southwark residents to our service.

After the referral agency confirms their client’s need, they give them a voucher. This voucher is then exchanged for food by one of our volunteers at our Foodbank. The amount of food we give depends on the size of the family in need, and the type of voucher they have been given.

We pride ourselves on creating a friendly, welcoming place that offers free advice and signposting to other relevant support services. Working with the community, we help our service users tackle long-term issues, as well as the immediate crisis that led them to us.

VOLUNTEER

To enquire about opportunities to volunteer with Southwark Foodbank please get in touch with us at foodbank.support@pecan.org.uk.

For corporate volunteering, please email carey.evans@pecan.org.uk

DONATE MONEY or

FUNDRAISE FOR US

While our service orientates around food, people often forget that we need money to provide an effective, co-ordinated service.

 

There are venue, transport and operation costs that we need to pay.

 

 

 

If you’ve got a talent, skill or passion that could be put to sponsored events why not start a conversation with our fundraising team.

 

Email Carey at carey.evans@pecan.org.uk

WHEN

AND

WHERE?

TUESDAY

 

12:00pm-2:00pm

Pecan

121A Peckham High Street SE15 5SE

FRIDAY

 

1:00PM - 3:00PM 

Pecan

121A Peckham High Street SE15 5SE

THURSDAY

 

1:00pm-3:00pm

Pecan

121A Peckham High Street SE15 5SE

MONDAY

 

11:00am-1:00pm

Pecan

121A Peckham High Street SE15 5SE

WEDNESDAY

1:00pm-3:00pm

City Hope Church

111 Drummond Road

SE16 2JY

DONATE FOOD?

To make sure our service users get balanced meals we need a range of food donations. We usually have too much pasta and baked beans! We are also fine for feminine hygiene products.

If you'd like to generously donate food, click below to download this month's shopping list.

How to Donate

 

All food donations can be dropped off at

 

Pecan

121A Peckham High Street SE15 5SE

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10am-12pm.

If you can't make it to Pecan, we'd love to receive a supermarket delivery from you, just get in touch with our team to arrange this before you book a delivery slot. 

Alternatively cash donations are always accepted here. Just select Southwark Foodbank when filling out the form. 

URGENT NEEDS:

Tinned fish

Jam

Toothpaste

Deodorant

Instant Coffee

Tinned Meat (Pork and Non-Pork)

Tinned tomatoes

Rice Pudding

Tinned Fruit

Fruit Juice (Long Life)

Pasta sauce

Milk (Long Life/UHT)

Toiletries

(toothpaste, toothbrushes, shower gel, deodorant, shaving foam, razors)

FAQs

Got a question? To save you time, see if your answer is listed below:

Can I donate leftovers, out-of-date or perishable food/cooked meals?

No, unfortunately not. We only offer clients safe food that lasts. While we wish we could reduce your waste food, we have no effective, sustainable model to do so.

Can you collect my food donation?

Collecting food costs us money, so we only do it if the donation is sizeable and worth our van. Please try and organise delivery of food donations yourself.  

Aren't you just facilitating a poverty cycle by giving people free food?

No. Our Foodbank is for emergency support. We only give someone a maximum of 3 food parcels, so they have food while their financial crisis is resolved. As part of our service we signpost people to other organisations that can help them do this.

Do you  limit your support based on faith and belief?

Absolutely not, our service is for everyone. We believe in equality and we respect each individuals right to their own beliefs. 

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{APRIL 2018 - MARCH 2019}

We supported 5092 people in the borough, 2042 of which were children.

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