Clapham Park Foodbank News February 2018
All Nations Baptist Church The Bonneville Centre 12 Poynders Road SW4 8NY www.claphampark.foodbank.org.uk
OUR WORK AT CHRISTMAS Christmas was an extremely busy period at the Clapham Park Foodbank. We kicked off the festive season with our annual Tesco Collection, which A full collection trolley from our took place on the first weekend of December. As Tesco Collection was the case last year, we were overwhelmed by your support. We managed to collect an incredible 441.15kg of donations. That was enough to fill our van ten times over! As the Foodbank closed for Christmas, we were also incredibly grateful for your Reverse Advent Calendar donations, which restocked our warehouse with several item types we urgently needed. Thank you! Your donations over Christmas are incredibly important to keeping our Foodbank running on a weekly basis. However, they also proved crucial for our special Christmas outreach project. In collaboration with other agencies, we identified people in need of urgent food support, who for whatever reason could not visit the Foodbank in December. Just before Christmas, our volunteers came together, and compiled hampers to meet over 50 referrals. We're proud that 56 Christmas hampers were delivered over the festive period - providing support to vulnerable people all over Lambeth.
How Our Foodbank Works Step 1 Non-perishable food is donated by the public.
Frontline care Vouchers are Foodbank Volunteers professionals give exchanged welcome clients and Foodbank vouchers for 3 days of food. pack food for them. people in crisis.
Step 5 Volunteers listen to client problems and signpost them to further support.
We received 690 referral vouchers. These lead to 1,339 people being fed. Of these people, 376 were children. The total amount we gave to our service users was 14,184 kg - that is over 70 vans worth of food! In December alone, we distributed 1908 kg of food. Thank you for your generous donations - we couldn't have done it without you! 40% of our Foodbank users said that benefit changes or delays were the reason why they had been referred to us. 37% of our users said it was low income that had forced them to come to the Foodbank.
Persons fed on a year-by-year basis
Other Reasons 24%
Low Income 37%
Benefit Changes 13% Benefit Delays 27%
Client referral reasons
You Can Get Involved Volunteer
There are a variety of opportunities to support our Foodbank through volunteering. Visit our website to find out more.
We rely on your donations. Currently, we particularly need tinned meat, men's toiletries, and household items such as laundry tablets and loo rolls.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org twitter: @cpfoodbank telephone: 0208 675 7661 Clapham Park Foodbank is a Trussell Trust Foodbank. Charity number: 1133860
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Clapham Park Foodbank Newsletter February 2018