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Read our August / September 2019 Newsletter

Read our August / September 2019 Newsletter here. This paper newsletter highlights the success of our recent collection at Tesco, Clapham South Side, as well as ongoing support from Argos, Balham. We also tell Jane’s story, a young woman who visited our Foodbank this summer due to issues with debt and benefit changes. Finally, we […]

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Support our 2019 Harvest Appeal

Building on the success of our 2018 Harvest Appeal, we are calling for support from local churches, schools and community groups this Autumn. Last year, we we heartened by the incredible fundraising that several community groups and individuals did for our Foodbank to mark Harvest. Harvest is traditionally a time to celebrate the abundance of food. […]

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Councillor Manley-Browne visits our Foodbank

Many thanks to newly-elected Thornton ward councillor Nanda Manley-Browne, who visited our Foodbank on Friday August 2 2019. Manley-Browne represents the ward with the greatest share of our clients across Lambeth and Wandsworth. In the last financial year, we helped 377 individuals from Thornton – approximately 22% of our total persons fed. Cllr Manley-Browne visited our Foodbank […]

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Find your nearest donation point in Balham or Clapham

Many thanks to the stores and supermarkets in Balham and Clapham who host drop-off points for us. These points are integral to our Foodbank, allowing people like you to donate with minimal hassle. We now have three drop-off points within a mile of our Foodbank. You can find them at: Tesco Clapham South Side Waitrose, […]

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Clapham Park Foodbank: Half-year review

It’s been a busy year so far at Clapham Park Foodbank. We saw sustained high demand in 2018 and 2017. 2019 looks to be no different. In the first six months of 2019, we fed 960 people, of which 250 were children. The most common reason for a visit to our Foodbank was Low Income (41% […]

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700kg Collected at Tesco last Month

Many thanks to our friends at Tesco, who we hosted a collection with last month. Our volunteers distributed shopping lists and gathered donations on June 21 and June 22 at Tesco Clapham South Side, collecting over 700kg worth of food and toiletries. Clapham Park Foodbank are incredibly grateful to all those who donated, and to […]

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Demand in our area in financial year 2018-19

In financial year 2018-19 (April 1 2018 – April 1 2019), Clapham Park Foodbank met 1057 referrals (an average of 20 each week), feeding 1895 people. This is a 26% increase on our demand last year, and we expect it to rise further in 2019-2020. The rise in demand was mirrored in many other Foodbanks […]

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3 Easy Ways to Help our Foodbank

Recently, we’ve had a lot of local people interested in helping our Foodbank. This is great news! We’re always happy to advise people on how they can get involved with helping us. We appreciate any contribution, no matter how small. Below are a few easy ways to get involved with helping our Foodbank. 1. Drop […]

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Clapham Park Foodbank receive one of their biggest ever donations

Many thanks to our friends at the South Eastern Junior Golfing Society who raised one of Clapham Park’s biggest ever donation early this year! The South Eastern Junior Golfing Society are a golf society for people under the age of 28, who have been active in the South East of England since 1957. This year, the Society raised […]

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Take part in #40For40 this Lent

Clapham Park Foodbank met record demand in 2018 with your help. Too many people in our community are going hungry, and we are committed to meeting their needs, no matter how much demand increases. Sadly, this unprecedented increase in service use has been faced by many other Foodbanks all over the country. Your donations are the lifeblood of […]

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