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Summer holiday hunger

For many of us the school summer holiday is a time we look forward to…. spending more time with the children, little treats, special outings, a holiday at home or if we’re lucky a holiday abroad. For some of our families it means just two things… hunger and worry. The safety net of school meals […]

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We are launching a Poverty Truth Commission

Can you believe, we have been running Epsom & Ewell foodbank for nearly 7 years? We have now fed 18,000 people – including over 7,000 children. About 18 months ago we started to explore how can we turn the tide and begin to explore the roots of poverty in our community, is there a way […]

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We gave 4,068 emergency food parcels to local people in the past year

Epsom & Ewell Foodbank provided 4,068 three day emergency food parcels to local people between April 2018 to March 2019. Of this number, 1,554 went to children. Our foodbank’s figures feed into a larger national picture with a record increase in foodbank use across the UK, reported today by the Trussell Trust. We are backing […]

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Thank you Banstead Rotary Club

A huge thank you to Banstead Rotary Club for their very generous donation of £500. Here is our support worker Penny Griffiths receiving the cheque from David Martin, chair of their Christmas Collection Committee.  

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Christmas joy but a sad 40% rise in our numbers

Last year we fed more than 3,700 people, which sadly means we saw a 40% increase on our 2017 figures. In December we fed a total of 564 people compared to 270 in December 2017. Shockingly this is more than double. The good news is that our Christmas fundraising campaigns were a huge success. We […]

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Exciting fundraising news

EXCITING NEWS! The Foodbank CURRY NIGHT is back for 2019 Where? Tamarind Spice, Ewell When? Tuesday 12th February, from 7pm (but by 745pm) How much? £20 per head for a set menu, payable in advance. Raffle on the night. Tables of 2-12 available. Payment and booking in advance. Please email Jackie on foodbank@generation.org.uk by 5th […]

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Our cut off for donations

If you are planning to bring us donations to our depot (Ruxley Lane), please note the cut off is Thursday 20th December at 12pm (midday). We will then not be taking any more until the end of January 2019. Thanks and Happy Christmas!

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Winter Fuelbank scheme – can you help?

Are you expecting to receive a Winter Fuel Allowance in the next few days? If you don’t really need this and would like to donate it so that we can help those in fuel poverty, we would use £200 to help 10 families in need this winter with their heating bills. We are running this […]

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Our Christmas opening hours

Our Christmas opening hours: Tuesday 18th Dec: Merland Rise Church 10am-12pm Wednesday 19th Dec: Ruxley Church 2pm-4pm Thursday 20th Dec: Banstead Institute 3pm-430pm Friday 21st Dec: Epsom Methodist 2pm-4pm Saturday 22nd Dec: Leatherhead NLCC 10am-1115am 25th Dec: CLOSED 26th Dec: CLOSED 27th Dec: Banstead Institute 3pm-430pm 28th Dec: CLOSED 29th Dec: Leatherhead NLCC 10am-1115am 1st […]

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What is Epsom & Ewell foodbank doing this Christmas?

Can you get involved and help? Christmas is a time to celebrate with the ones you love the most; it’s a time for friendship, for giving and receiving. This year, Epsom & Ewell Foodbank is running a campaign called ‘Giving Local People a Christmas’, to help everyone feel the Christmas spirit. Last year we fed […]

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