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Foodbank centres open over Christmas

Our foodbank centres opening hours over the next two weeks are as follows:   Friday 15th December – Epsom Methodist Church 2-4pm Saturday 16th December – North Leatherhead Community Centre 10-11.15am Tuesday 19th December – Merland Rise Church 10am-12pm Wednesday 20th December – Ruxley Church 2-4pm Thursday 21 December – Banstead 3-4.30pm Friday 22 December […]

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Christmas Appeal 2017 – Update

We are blessed – again! Last week we had our Christmas food collection at Tesco where people were extremely generous. In addition we have received many advent calenders and selection boxes. The result is a very full store cupboard and no current shortages. If you would still like to donate to the Foodbank would you […]

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Call for urgent cut to six-week Universal Credit wait as foodbank demand soars

Here is the latest news from the Trussell Trust. It makes sobering reading. Across the UK from April to September: 586,907 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in first half of this year, a 13% increase on the same period last year – 208,956 to children Foodbanks in areas of full Universal […]

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Our Christmas appeal 2017

This year, please note the following: If you are donating advent calendars, we need them at our sorting office in Ruxley Lane by the end of November at the latest. If you are donating Christmas puddings, they must be alcohol-free or we are unable to give them to our clients. We need to have these […]

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Friday 1 September – Change of foodbank venue

On Friday 1 September we will be running our session at Epsom United Reformed Church, Church St, Surrey KT17 4PW at the usual time 2pm until 4pm. We will be back at Epsom Methodist Church as usual on Friday 8 September.

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10,000 mouths fed

We have now fed 10,000 mouths since we opened in October 2012. To acknowledge this, we are hosting an event on April 26th from 7pm at Bourne Hall in Ewell. We are going to be showing ‘I, Daniel Blake’ (15 rating) the Ken Loach-directed, Bafta-award winning film. There will be information and updates on the […]

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Furniture bank update

Our Furniture Bank is proving to be very busy. In January alone we gave out 98 items of furniture and household items, which meant we could help 13 households. Demand is strong, and we are asking for new pillows and double duvets please to donate to those who have none. You can drop items off […]

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We need the following…

FURNITURE ITEMS NEEDED:   This week our furniture requests are as follows:   Pillows (new or nearly new only please) Double duvets Cutlery Single and double bed linen (not king size) Wardrobes (single or double, lightweight)   All items to be in excellent clean condition   Please email us at the office foodbank@generation.org.uk to arrange […]

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Thinking of donating or offering to help us?

This Christmas the response from our local communities has been immense. For the first time, we have had to say we are closed to food, toiletry and Christmas present donations. We have been inundated with so many generous gifts. We are blown away by the kindness we have seen. Thank you to all who have […]

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Thinking of donating? Please read…

IMPORTANT We are now closed for FOOD DONATIONS as well as CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. We are at capacity! We are so grateful for the overwhelming generosity of the local community and we are now in the position where we just cannot accept any more food / toiletry / presents donations UNTIL THE END OF JANUARY. We […]

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