Monday, 18 February 2013

Meet the Stallholders: Harold Hill Foodbank

In this first of a series of blogposts on some of our stallholders we are proud to introduce Harold Hill Foodbank.

  The Harold Hill Foodbank provides food to people and families in crisis. People are normally referred to the Foodbank and given a voucher by frontline care professionals identify people in need such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

In their first year of operation over 12 tonnes of food was collected for distribution and 700 people helped. Each month around a tonne of food is distributed. There are 70 people and organisations that donate food on a regular basis and 35 dedicated local volunteers who welcome and serve clients, sort and pack food in the warehouse, help with supermarket collections, help run the office admin and deliver parcels of food to those who can't get to the Foodbank centre.

The Foodbank is a true example of the community working together to ensure everyone is supported through tough times. And so many of us are only one missed pay cheque away from a financial crisis.

To find out more about the Foodbank see or email

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