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December 19, 2019

It has been a record year for a Winter Toy Appeal that delivers gifts to children experiencing extreme poverty in North and East London.

This year the appeal, which is run by the Local Buyers Club in partnership with Location Location, has collected enough toys for around 4,500 children and a massive amount of food for Hackney Foodbank.

Vicky Bibiris, who helps to run the appeal, said: “It was touch...

November 10, 2019

Imagine going without lunch every day so your children can eat.

Imagine being so hungry you load your coffee with seven sugars at the children’s centre.

Imagine queuing for food packages at a Food Bank because the wages you earn simply aren’t enough to cover the cost of food and rent or because you’ve been without benefits for five weeks while you wait for Universal Credits to come.

Imagine being the...

October 21, 2019

We're turning Halloween on its head this year.

As well as trick-or-treating for sweets, families are invited to don their scary costumes and ask neighbours for food donations for Hackney Food Bank.

The scheme is being run by the Local Buyers Club in partnership with Location Location estate agency in Stoke Newington. Both companies have been long-term supporters of the Food Bank.

Jenna Fansa, co-foun...

May 24, 2018

In the face of tremendous adversity and ever-worsening local poverty, Hackney Foodbank is providing a vital lifeline for thousands of people.

What are the issues?

The rising cost of living, stagnating and sometimes falling wages, less job stability, changes to benefits and soaring private rents are causing people in our community to go hungry.

In 2017 Hackney Foodbank dependency increased by 24%.  Of...

November 6, 2017

The Local Buyers Club is helping to run a Toy and Food Appeal which will deliver gifts to thousands of inner-city children living in poverty this winter.

The rising cost of living and welfare cuts and sanctions hit the most vulnerable hard.

It's the fourth year that family website StokeyParents has run the appeal – last year more than 2,000 children received a new gift and hundreds of meals were do...

August 3, 2017

We’re determined to make a difference in the communities we serve.

That’s why one of our Charities of the Year is Hackney Food Bank. As part of our ongoing commitment to this amazing charity, for the next three days (until Sunday August 6th) for every membership we sell we’ll donate £5 of food to the Food Bank.

Last year Hackney Food Bank fed 3,458 people in crisis, almost a third were children. The...

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