May 2022 News!

4th May 2022

Ealing Foodbank May News

End of year stats

If you follow us on social media, you will know that for the year April 2021 – March 2022, Ealing Foodbank was the busiest Trussell foodbank in Greater London. While our busy-ness is nothing to be proud of, we are immensely grateful to our volunteers and those who donate food. Thank you for you generosity; we could not have made it this far without your amazing support. We have big plans for the future to continue to offer food to our clients, but also to expand the breadth of the help that we can offer clients. We hope you’ll continue to support us as we work towards ending hunger, but also as we work towards ending deprivation in the borough of Ealing.

School Stars

We have been incredibly fortunate to receive some amazing help from some of our youngest supporters. Our biggest thanks to Elthorne Park High School, ‘Devonshire’ class at Little Ealing Primary School, Andre Malraux, Grange Primary and West Acton Primary. You are all super stars!

If you would like to fundraise for the foodbank at your school or nursery, we would love to partner with you. Let us know if there’s any way that we can help. We’re also happy to come to class lessons, school assemblies or other school events. Get in touch with us if you’d like more information.

Hanwell Saturday Closure

We’ll be closed on Saturday 7 May due to St Mellitus being used as a venue for the Hanwell Hootie. Clients can attend either Greenford (Monday) or Acton (Friday) instead. Check our our locations page for exact addresses and opening times.

A word from our manager Janet

I will be leaving Ealing foodbank in the autumn of this year, having had nearly 10 years of being involved in the steering group that set it up, and then leading the staff team to keep it running.
The Trustees are in the process of finalising the job description and the advert will be out as soon as possible.  We are advertising for an on-site, full time person who will manage the staff team, and develop and implement the strategic vision of Ealing foodbank (FEED) moving forward.
FEED stands for ‘focus on ending Ealing deprivation’ and is an ambitious strategy that will enable the foodbank to not just provide food to those who are coming in increasing numbers, but also to engage with others to help end deprivation in our community.
You may have seen the Trussell Trust statistics last week – we are currently the busiest Trussell trust foodbank in the London area, and whilst this is nothing to celebrate, we should be glad to have been able to do so much for so many – that is down to you, so thank you.  There is a long way to go for Ealing to NOT need a foodbank, and I am hopeful that the new manager will be able to steer you in the way forward.


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