News

Race against Hunger fundraising success

On Saturday 27 March thousands of Trussell Trust supporters across the UK pulled on their joggers and laced up their trainers to take part in the first ever Race Against Hunger 5K. 17 of these participants were our very own Brent Foodbank team, the Brent Trussell Trotters, an enthusiastic group of walkers, joggers, runners and […]

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The Big Church Leaders’ Breakfasts

Churches play a vital part in our work, as they do across the Trussell Trust’s food bank network. We’re grateful for all that local churches contribute to what we do, whether that’s by providing volunteers, venues, leadership, or donations – or in other ways. In Brent we are very grateful for the support of St […]

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We’re recruiting – Foodbank Session Lead

We are recruiting for a temporary Session Lead position at Brent Foodbank.  See more information and apply here This role involves supporting the food bank team with co-ordination of the volunteers during the distribution sessions to ensure the smooth and safe supply of food to those referred to the food bank. This is a 4 […]

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Brent Advent Calendar

We are delighted to be participating in Brent MP Dawn Butler’s 2020 digital advent calendar. Ms Butler launched the calendar on the 1st December, explaining: “Every day I will be releasing a new video championing the amazing Brent community who have done so much over this past year to get us through – from the […]

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Christmas Gift Voucher Appeal

Despite news of a COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon, this Christmas will look nothing like the festivities we are all used to. Though there may be a light at the end of the tunnel, so many in our community are bracing themselves for a long, hard winter. Every year, we are lucky enough to receive […]

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Coronavirus update

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the UK, our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to our food bank – whether it’s someone needing help, someone volunteering their time, or someone making a donation. Things are changing quickly, so we’ll keep this page updated regularly with information about what’s happening at […]

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Volunteers needed!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are the life blood of food banks. Over the next few months, we are in urgent need of some extra pairs of hands to help ensure we are able to serve our local community. Please see the variety of roles needed below: HELPING AT A FOOD BANK CENTRE Meeting people who visit the […]

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Summer holiday hunger – urgent stock needed

The summer can be a real pressure for local families and this year we anticipate needing to feed more people than ever before. In order to make this possible, we really need your help. We are in urgent need of: Tinned fruit Tinned vegetables Rice pudding/custard Jam Soup Tinned meat/fish Please check out our donations […]

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First ever Fuel Bank opens in Brent

The Trussell Trust and energy supplier npower is today launching the first ever Fuel Bank in Brent.  The scheme gives foodbank users with pre-payment meters vouchers for gas or electricity, so they do not have to choose between ‘heating and eating’. Because the scheme gives people around two weeks’ worth of energy, the value of […]

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Fresh start for Brent Foodbank

Brent Foodbank enters a new era, with a refurbished space and anti-poverty projects launched, at a new location in Willesden. “I am so much happier – I cried tears of joy at the foodbank. I had no hope… I was so desperate and they were there for me” February 12, 2016 saw the relaunch of […]

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