Trick or EAT 2023
Trick or Eat 2023 has now ended. A huge thank you to everyone who took part! We will be posting updates on our social media channels.
You can still help those in need by making a donation to Hackney Foodbank here.
For the fifth year running, the Local Buyers Club is running Trick or Eat - while you're out this Halloween please donate non-perishable food to collection points around Hackney and Walthamstow.
Since it started, the initiative has collected more than twelve tonnes of food for local food banks.
How it works
On Tuesday October 31st residents put collection boxes for food banks outside their home (we give them posters to display on the boxes and in the street). They message neighbours and friends and ask them to give food and we add them to the Trick or Eat map so the general public know where to donate.
While families are out trick or treating, they bring along a bag of tins and packet food, follow the map and donate along the way.
Households who have been collecting bring their donations to a central location in Stoke Newington later that night or the following day and they're passed on to Hackney Foodbank. There is a separate collection point for Walthamstow (PL84U Al-Suffa & Rukhsana Khan Foundation).
Demand for local food banks has increased by 70 per cent, with a rising number of families and older people in need of support. Trick or Eat offers a chance to take part in the fun of Halloween, while also helping people in our community who are experiencing extreme hardship.
How you can get involved with Trick or Eat:
1. Buy some extra tins of food, longlife juice or longlife milk.
2. Donate supplies at collection points on 31st October.
3. Sign up as a collection point. You'd need to put a box outside your home (we'll send you posters) and ask your friends and neighbours to donate. After the event, participating households in will need to drop donations to a central collection point that evening or on November 1st. Sign up here.
4. Join London's shop-local club for half price (just £7.49) using code TRICKOREAT and we'll donate £5 to a local food bank. Local Buyers Club members benefit from hundreds of local savings and perks. By joining the club you'll be helping us to continue running community projects like Trick or Eat.
Each year our toy appeal distributes new toys to thousands of children experiencing extreme poverty in London. Please buy a gift for a child in need. This year we have a wish-list, enabling you to buy online with a lovely local independent toy shop or you can donate in person. Check out the Winter Toy Appeal page for more info on how to support.
Join the Club using code TRICKOREAT and we'll donate £5 to a local food bank
We're on a mission to keep London's communities thriving
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We highlight great independents and raise awareness of the advantages of shopping locally. We also organise and support community initiatives
But we can only do it with the support of our wonderful members
Use code TRICKOREAT to join for just £7.49 - we'll donate £5 to a local food bank