Lobby your local MP to stop the cut to Universal Credit

In early October, the UK Government plans to cut £20 a week from Universal Credit payments. This is a vital lifeline for millions of households who are already struggling to make ends meet and the biggest overnight cut to social security since the Second World War.

Research conducted by YouGov, on behalf of the Trussell Trust, finds that a fifth of people currently claiming Universal Credit – representing 1.2 million people in the UK – say they are ‘very likely’ to need to skip meals when the cut hits. Others will have to choose between food and heating their homes this Winter.

But it doesn’t have to be like this. The UK Government could choose to keep the lifeline. We’re looking for your support to #KeepTheLifeline, which could reverse the decision to make those cuts.

The Trussell Trust, of which the Borehamwood Foodbank is part, is calling on people in the UK to email their MP. Let them know how strongly you feel that compassion and support are more essential than ever after the past 18 months.

Join us in emailing your MP today to tell our Government to #KeepTheLifeline - https://bit.ly/20quidcan

Easter egg extravaganza

We have been lucky to have a wealth of Easter egg donations from: Tesco Griggs Homes Herts Chamber of Commerce and Hertfordshire Community Foundation Cuffley Manor care home STAHS (St Albans High School for Girls) St Columba’ s College, St Albans Families can pick up their free Easter eggs at our foodbank session on Thursday, […]

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Our winter appeal

Borehamwood Foodbank is raising funds to support the local community through the winter as demand for help with food parcels and fuel increases. Please help by donating now, so we can support those in need. Please click on this link to donate: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/winter-appeal Thank you.

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Affinity Water surgeries

Affinity Water will be joining our sessions on the following dates to help clients check whether they are on the right tariffs: 02 November 16 November 30 November 07 December 14 December For those clients on low income or receiving benefits, you may be entitled to a reduced water bill.

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Harvest collections are in full swing!

We have had donations from Edge Grove School, Haberdasher’s Boys Preparatory School, Monksmead Primary School and Tots and Scholars Nursery and Pre school. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated as part of these annual harvest collections. Sadly, there are still a lot of people in our community who are in crisis and […]

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Help from Citizens Advice

We have a Citizens Advice representative at every one of our sessions, but if you can’t make it down and are aged 18-25, just scan this QR code for help with a wide range of issues from benefits and employment to debt and housing. Advice is all free and confidential.

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Goodbye to Fr Dominic

Fr Dominic passed away on 2nd October 2023 after a short illness.  We are deeply shocked and saddened by his death.  He was our founder, our host and our inspiration. In 2012 he understood the need for a Foodbank in this community, and he did not rest until we were established. He was absolutely dedicated […]

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We’ve fed over 7,000 people so far this year

The numbers are in! We’re three-quarters of the way through the year and we have helped feed over 7,200 people (up 5% on this time last year) and distributed fuel vouchers worth over £21,000. We’ve helped with water bills via our Affinity Water Scheme and our family lunches this summer welcomed 410 children from 188 […]

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Cheryl runs for the Foodbank

One of our lovely volunteers, Cheryl Trott, challenged herself to run a half marathon in aid of the Foodbank and raised £2,000. Cheryl said: “So I decided to set myself a challenge in my 60th year. I hate running and am not a natural at it so why I have entered a half marathon is […]

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Affinity Water supports the Borehamwood Foodbank

We are absolutely delighted to be able to offer grants to our clients to help with their water bills if they are an account holder with Affinity Water.  This scheme will be operated by Affinity Water themselves, but we are in a position to make referrals, potentially providing a £50 credit to your water bill. […]

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Borehamwood Foodbank marks 10 years of operation 

Borehamwood Foodbank marked its 10th Anniversary with an event held in the Council Chamber at Civic Offices, hosted by Hertsmere Borough Council on Sunday 4 June.  In attendance were volunteers, trustees, staff, supporters, partners and local councillors.  Also in attendance were Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Dr Ros Taylor, Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere, Cllr Richard Butler, Mayoress […]

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