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Thank You From Bexley Foodbank!

Bexley Foodbank would like to say a huge thank you to the customers of Sainsbury’s Bexleyheath for their generous donations which totalled £350.78. The Foodbank would also like to thank the volunteers from Old Bexley & Sidcup Labour Party, Headstart and Bexley Foodbank who took time out to collect these donations on Saturday 22nd September […]

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Thank You Castleoak!

Bexley Foodbank would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Castleoak Castleoak, specialist design and build team to the care sector, are currently working adjacent to the Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup to build new assisted living apartments for Birchgrove and a care home for Care UK and generously gave up their time […]

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“HUGE INCREASE”IN USE OF BEXLEY FOODBANK PROMPTS APPEAL FOR PUBLIC’S HELP

A “Huge Increase” in the use of Bexley Foodbank prompts appeal for the public’s help, reports Tom Bull of The News Shopper on Monday 13th of August. In an interview with the Head of Bexley Foodbank, Gillian Bates, Tom reports that Bexley Foodbank is struggling to “supply food to the most vulnerable” in society. Please […]

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Universal Credit Awareness Meeting

UNIVERSAL CREDIT will be rolled out to the Bexley Borough starting in October 2018 Universal Credit will start being implemented to the Bexley Borough starting this October. The changes will have a significant impact on residents, even more so on the most vulnerable in our area. Sabrina Palmer is holding a Universal Credit Awareness Meeting […]

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Foodbanks Appeal For Donations As The Trussell Trust Reports A Need For Help To Feed Children During School Holidays

The Trussell Trust raises alarm about the recent shortage of donations reports The Guardian today. Frances Perraudin of The Guardian writes that calls have been made for the public to donate to their local Foodbank during the summer holidays owing to increasing demand from families who rely on free school meals during term time. The […]

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Thank You From Bexley Foodbank

BEXLEY FOODBANK WOULD LIKE TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING: Castleoak, specialist design and build team, who are currently working adjacent to the Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup to create new assisted living apartments and a care home. These gentlemen kindly donated money and food to the Foodbank and took time out from […]

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DWP SCRAP ‘UNNECESSARY’ BENEFIT ASSESSMENTS FOR SEVERELY SICK & DISABLED

There appears to be some good news coming from the DWP at last, as Welfare Weekly reports that the unnecessary benefit assessments for the severely sick and disabled in our society will be scrapped. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced that those severely sick and disabled people who have been awarded the […]

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Nearly 4 Million UK Adults Forced To Use Foodbanks, Figures Reveal

ONE IN 14 BRITONS HAS USED A FOODBANK AMID “SHOCKING” LEVELS OF DEPRIVATION Reports May Bulman, Social Affairs Correspondent for The Independent May Bulman reports that, “Nearly 4 million adults in the UK have been forced to use Foodbanks due to “shocking” levels of deprivation, figures have revealed for the first time.” These figures were […]

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Data Privacy Statement

Under the new General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR], which forms part of the regime in the UK, together with the new Data Protection Act 2018, Bexley Foodbank is obliged to announce the following Data Privacy Statement to all its clients, employees and volunteers: The Foodbank keeps data about clients in a secure database. This means […]

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APPROVED FOOD WEBSITE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY ON YOUR FOOD BILL

Approved Food is a website that offers the UK’s best selection of clearance food and drink at discount prices. The company specialises in surplus and short-dated stock, food that is either near or just passed its “best before” date, thus allowing the company to pass on huge savings to customers.  Approved Food offers those with […]

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