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Along with our brother and sisters at other churches in Brixton, Stockwell and Norwood we run a foodbank. We have a branch at St Paul’s which is open every Tuesday and every Saturday 10am-1pm; further details along with information on our sister branch in Norwood can be found here.
In total, we currently feed around 600 – 800 people each month and as a result we are constantly in need of regular food donations. The details of how you can donate are below.
Making A Donation
If you would like to donate to the Brixton foodbank, it is located at St Paul’s Church so please bring food items to St Paul’s Church, 184 Ferndale Road, Brixton, SW9 8AH. You can bring items at any of the times below. Please check out twitter feed or our website to see what we are running low on. Donation times:
- Tuesdays 10am – 1pm
- Saturdays 10am – 1pm
- Donate to our warehouse in Streatham or our Norwood Branch
- Help others to donate by volunteering with one of our supermarket collection teams.
How it works
Food is Donated
Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by foodbanks is donated.
‘Supermarket Collections’ are one of the main ways that food is donated. These are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.
Food is Sorted & Stored
Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and prepare food parcels ready to be given to people in need.
Needs are Identified
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
Clients Receive Food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.
For more info about foodbank and how you can get involved please click here.