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We’re recruiting – Brent Foodbank Assistant

The Foodbank Assistant supports the Project Manager to run the day to day operations of the food bank, ensuring the best possible service is given to all who are in financial crisis and referred to Brent Foodbank for support. Part-time (22.5 hours a week) Temporary 4-month contract £22,857 FTE (£11.72 an hour) About you You […]

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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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Griddled peaches with rice pudding ice-cream

Recipes donated by Mark Hix Griddled peaches with rice pudding ice-cream Serves 4 This is not really an ice-cream as such, but simply frozen rice pudding enriched with egg whites. But it makes a delicious and colourful dessert that any novice cook could turn out for an impressive dinner-party pudding. 1 x 425g can of […]

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Tuna Tortilla

Recipes donated by Mark Hix Tuna tortilla Serves 4 A can of tuna can often save the day when it’s transformed into a tasty snack or a brunch-type dish such as this. It’s pretty good value for money and it will go quite a long way when you add in a few cooked potatoes. 1 […]

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Corn Chowder

Recipes donated by Mark Hix Corn chowder Serves 4-6 Sweetcorn is one of my favourite foods in tins. It’s always sweet and flavoursome, vibrant yellow and has a bit of bite to it. Corn chowder is a great American brunch dish. A large bowl with some crusty bread makes a welcome lunchtime meal on its […]

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Corned Beef Fritters

Recipe donated by Mark Hix Corned beef fritters with tomato Serves 4 I always have a few tins of corned beef in my larder, usually to make a brunch-style corned beef hash with a fried egg on top, but on this occasion corned beef fritters seemed appropriate, with a sauce made from a can of […]

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