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OPENING TIMES DURING BANK HOLIDAYS:

We will be closed on 8th May 2020. Please be assured to get you food parcel on Tuesday 5th May instead.  

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Coronavirus Update

Kensington & Chelsea foodbank hopes to launch a home delivery service within the next two weeks, following guidance regarding the coronavirus pandemic. We are currently still open at our usual times: Tuesdays at 11am – 1pm and Fridays at 1pm – 3pm. However, we will not be open on Good Friday, 10th April. At the […]

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Coronavirus Foodbank Update

Kensington & Chelsea food bank will still be open at our usual times: Tuesdays at 11am – 1pm and Fridays at 1pm – 3pm. However, we will only be providing prepackaged parcels at the moment so that we can limit the spread of infection whilst ensuring people still get the food they need. We do […]

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Coronavirus and Foodbanks

The Trussell Trust are being asked lots of questions about the possible impact of Coronavirus on people needing food banks, and the support food banks will be able to provide. Here is our response.

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Coronavirus Guidance

ACAS has issued some helpful guidance on the employment/contract implications of dealing with employees who may have been in contact with the virus, which food banks may find useful. It also contains guidance on sensible precautions to take in a work environment (a place where many people congregate) which will also be useful for food […]

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Food banks in 2017: Change is Possible

Read the new report Emergency Use Only II  Three years ago, CPAG and the Trussell Trust were among the organisations who published Emergency Use Only, one of the first pieces of research to shed light on the drivers of the enormous increases in food bank use that we have seen this decade. We found that the […]

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UK foodbank use continues to rise

UK foodbank use continues to rise as new report highlights growing impact of Universal Credit rollout on foodbanks. Over 1,182,000 three day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in past year – 436,000 to children New report on Universal Credit reveals adverse side effects on people claiming and foodbanks providing help The Trussell […]

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Almost half of people referred to foodbanks at risk of going cold as well as hungry this winter

New data from charity’s Fuel Bank scheme suggests families on pre-payment meters face cold and hunger this winter Foodbanks face busiest winter as new data suggests half of all people needing support from foodbanks are on pre-pay meters Schemes like Fuel Banks getting immediate help to people in crisis However, survey of 410+ foodbanks suggests […]

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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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