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Food bank appeals for volunteers

Updated: Jun 4, 2023

Could you spare a few hours each week to volunteer with Hackney Foodbank?

The charity urgently needs more helpers to help distribute emergency food parcels – they’re looking for people to help in its warehouse and food distribution centres.

Volunteers must be strong (able to lift 24-kilos), kind and passionate about helping people.

Pat Fitzsimons, CEO of Hackney Foodbank, said: “Volunteering for us is good for the soul – it’s a great way to meet new people, while making a tremendous difference to people experiencing food poverty. Lovely friendships form amongst our volunteers.

“We had an influx of volunteers during the pandemic but many have now returned to work and are unable to commit”

Hackney Foodbank which recently marked it’s 10th anniversary, Is currently reaching around 650 people per week and is committed to creating a hunger-free Hackney. They’re based in Hoxton.

This summer Rude Studios (at the junction of Nevill and Barbauld Roads) is holding an afternoon of comedy, music and food to raise funds for Hackney Foodbank. The event take place on July 9th from 2pm till 6pm.

The Food bank needs warehouse Monday to Friday, 8.30am-11.30am or 12pm-3pm. Food distribution centres are open in Hoxton (Mondays 11am-1pm), Dalston (Tuesdays 11am-1pm), Clapton (Wednesdays 5pm-6.45pm), Stoke Newington (Thursdays 12pm-2.30pm) Pembury (Fridays 6pm-8pm) and Haggerston (Saturdays 10am-12pm). Drivers are needed Monday to Saturday - daytime and evenings.

To volunteer, please visit and fill in the application form.


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