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Foodbank closed Bank Holiday Monday

Please note that the Foodbank centre in Surbiton will be closed on the Bank Holiday Monday 27 August 2018.

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Kingston Foodbank Report 2017/18

The Kingston Foodbank Report for 2017/18 continues to show a need for crisis support in Kingston. The report reflects a slight increase in the number of vouchers issued to people, and a 13% increase in the number of people referred with benefit related issues. We are grateful for the incredible generosity of the people and […]

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Kingston Foodbank Director awarded MBE

  Paul Pickhaver, Director of Kingston Foodbank, has been awarded an MBE for his services to the community in the Queen’s birthday honours list 2018. Since Kingston Foodbank was launched in December 2011 it has distributed over 31,000 food parcels to local people. In 2017/18 Kingston Foodbank received and distributed 28 tonnes of donated food […]

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Foodbank centre closed on May Bank Holidays

Please note that the Foodbank centre in Surbiton will be closed on the two bank holidays in May. We will be closed on Monday 7 May and Monday 28 May. Foodbank vouchers can be used at any other Kingston Foodbank centre.

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Tolworth Welcome Centre Closed – Thursday 3 May 2018

Our Tolworth Welcome Centre will be closed on Thursday 3 May as the venue is being used as a Polling Station. The Foodbank will be open at New Malden on that day and at Everyday Church, Union Street Kingston on Friday 4 May 2018.

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Christmas Lunch on Jesus 2017

Together with Doxa Deo Community Church and Christmas Lunch on Jesus, Kingston Foodbank distributed 80 Christmas hampers across SW London  – providing a full Christmas meal to over 300 people. It’s a fantastic project that we’re proud to be part of this year and will look to expand in 2018.

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Christmas and New Year Opening Times

There will be some changes to the opening times over Christmas and New Year 2017/2018: Friday 22 December. Foodbank will be at Kingston United Reformed Church, Eden Street Kingston Monday 25 December  – Closed Tuesday 26 December – Closed Wednesday 27 December – Closed Monday 1 January 2018 – Closed

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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?

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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