The Southwark Foodbank is keeping our services running, providing emergency food parcels from our centres.
Feed a Family Christmas Appeal 2020
No one should face hunger at Christmas or wonder where their next meal is coming from. 2020 has been a hard year for many, exposing the true number of people in our community who live on insecure, low income and rely on foodbank support to keep themselves and their families fed.
Between April 2019 and March 2020, the Southwark Foodbank supported 6,565 people in Southwark. From April - September 2020, the Southwark Foodbank supported 11,064 people, nearly double the number in half the time!
We anticipate that many families in Southwark will need extra support this winter. Support our Christmas appeal and help us to support families in Southwark.
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Can I donate leftovers, out-of-date or perishable food/cooked meals?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.