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Brixton Foodbank needs supplies - can you help?

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Brixton Hatter, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  2. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    According to this thread....year on year big increase in demand in only 4 years :mad::mad::mad::(
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  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I see from website you can take food directly to a food bank to donate. (Non perishable).

    Link to opening times.

    Locations | Norwood & Brixton Foodbank

    There are drop off point at Tesco. But I'm loathed to spend in Tesco in Acre lane.
  4. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    On says website they have plenty of tea and pasta.

    Need :

    UHT Milk, tinned vegetables, tinned meat, cereal, tinned rice pudding, dried milk.
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  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Thinking about it. The drop off point in Tesco is big box. One could buy stuff elsewhere and put it in box in Tesco in Acre lane. It's easy as open longer hours.

    Donate food | Norwood & Brixton Foodbank
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  6. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  7. We do a drop for the Peckham one each week. its good to research what they need beforehand as they have limited stock space and want to turn stuff around quickly - over the summer we seems to do lots of anti perspirant sticks and womens sanitary stuff- last drop we did was shaving cream and razors - people forget that shopping and consumables are not just food IKYWIM. Alos- Tesco and suchlike do contribute stuff directly but don't make a massive fuss about it & don't advertise the fact.
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  8. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl [Your Ad Here]

    We need pretty much everything at the moment - harvest festival boosted the shelves somewhat but the warehouse is pretty bare. As well as food, laundry powder is always welcome as we get a lot of request for that, and all toiletries. Small jars of coffee always fly off the shelves too. Also - if you have a plastic bag mountain under your kitchen sink getting in the way we'll gladly take them off your hands to pack the food in for clients to carry home.
  9. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    ^^ Also this for those that would prefer to donate money (which can be Gift Aided)
  10. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl [Your Ad Here]

    We had some lovely people come and drop in donations this morning, having read about food bank online - it made me all emotional! Thanks so much if any of you are reading this, and thanks editor for helping to get the word out!
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  11. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    I'm a long way from Brixton but you're welcome to a fiver plus gift aid. Sorry best I can do at the moment.
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  12. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

    The collection Box in the Streatham Tesco says they top up all donations with an extra 30%. So I figure that anything I spend on food bank items in Tesco will be matched by Tesco at a higher level than their profit margin on the original item. So the net effect is that the Food Bank gets an extra 30% and Tesco makes a net loss from items I have bought for the food bank.

    I have also heard from one food bank that the supermarkets do contribute more than they talk about.
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  13. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

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  14. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I dropped off some food at the Ferndale road food Bank today.

    Locations | Norwood & Brixton Foodbank

    It's open Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Any contributions are welcome. They were pleased to get mine.
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  15. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl [Your Ad Here]

    Thank you very much for the donations Gramsci , much appreciated :):):)
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm going to run a feature on Buzz tomorrow listing the Foodbank locations and opening times. Is there anything else I should add?
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  17. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl [Your Ad Here]

    Thank you! I don't think so, off the top of my head.
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Posted here and social media'd to feck!

    Drop me a line if anything needs changing.
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  19. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I've been getting some food to take to Ferndale road this Saturday.

    See items needed now are:

    Urgently needed items

    Christmas themed goods eg puddings, cakes and treats
    tinned tomatoes
    tinned meat including chicken in white sauce
    washing-up liquid

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