News

We are switching to home delivery only of emergency food from Monday 14 April

From Monday 14 April we are switching our foodbank service to home delivery only. This temporary measure is so we can continue to provide emergency food to people in crisis, in as safe a way as possible. Although our five centres in Tadworth, Ewell, Banstead, Epsom and Leatherhead will be closed, people can still be […]

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Covid-19 – update from Epsom & Ewell foodbank

The UK government has confirmed that we are an essential service. We are working hard to make sure our priority is the safety of everyone who comes to our foodbank. Whether that is someone needing help, someone who is volunteering their time to sort and pack food parcels, or someone making a donation. If you […]

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Our Furniture Bank

Please note, we need a minimum of 2 weeks notice if you want to donate any large furniture items to us to give out to our clients. If you have anything to donate, please email us a short description and a picture to [email protected] Thank you very much.  

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Thank you all for your generosity

We are swamped! Thank you to everyone to has donated, you have been so generous. We now do not have capacity to accept any more food donations until mid January (unless you have pre-arranged with us). We would like to encourage people to make monetary donations via our website https://epsomandewellfoodbank.charitycheckout.co.uk/Donate… Thanks to all for your […]

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Christmas appeal and opening times

We are open at our depot 9-1 on Tuesdays, 9-4 on Wednesdays, and 9-4 Thursdays at Generation Resource Centre KT19 0JG. Our cut-off for donations of Christmas gifts and Christmas specific items is Thursday 5th December. Many thanks. Our office and depot will close for the Christmas period at 3pm on Thursday 19th December and […]

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UK Power Networks award us £9,000

We have been awarded funding to help families living in poverty keep their homes warm this winter. We have won a £9,000 grant from electricity distributor UK Power Networks to help families facing a difficult choice of whether to heat or eat this winter. The foodbank team plan to turn houses into healthy homes by […]

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Christmas appeal 2019

How can you help us this year? Sadly we have seen a massive 45% increase in our numbers this year and we expect December to be the busiest ever – last December we helped almost 600 people just in that month. For this Christmas, we are asking for the following: Gifts for young people aged […]

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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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