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

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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British Red Cross joins our financial inclusion partnership

From Monday, 17 April, we’ll be joined by the British Red Cross as part of our financial inclusion partnership. They will be offering clients a support and advocacy service. Alongside the Citizen Advice Bureau, they can help fill in forms, get papers together for debt counselling. Apply for grants, log complaints, etc. We’re working on […]

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April and May opening hours

In April, we’ll be closed on Monday, 10 April, but back open again on Thursday, 13 April as usual. In May there are three Bank Holidays. We’ll be closed on Monday 1 and 29 May, but we will open on Monday, 8 May. We will open as usual every Thursday in May.

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Our Spring Family Lunches are back!

We know the school holidays can put extra pressure on families. So, we’re hosting two free lunch sessions 11am – 1pm on Wednesday 5 and 12 April. Anyone with school age children can come along for a fun-filled arts, crafts and games session and pick up kids’ food bags and hot food to take away.

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Fuel grants are coming back!

    Thanks to generous donations from Affinity Water and Hertsmere Community Fund, we can offer fuel grants again over the coming weeks. As more and more people are having to choose between heating and eating and energy prices rises remain so high, fuel grants allow us to help take that decision away – albeit […]

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The Rotary Club of Elstree & Borehamwood and London Rotary District 1130 Foundation

Thanks to The Rotary Club of Elstree & Borehamwood and London Rotary District 1130 Foundation for their very generous donation of £1,800. These funds were pledged specifically to support us in our Winter Wellness programme this year. We used the funds to provide much needed items, including blankets, duvets, hot water bottles and flasks. Thanks to the wonderful support of […]

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Welcome to our DoE volunteers

We have welcomed our first group of Duke of Edinburgh (DoE) students to help us in the Foodbank. The nine students, who are completing their Silver DoE, will volunteer at the Foodbank over the next six months. Over this time they will complete a packing session every Monday evening to ensure that we are fully […]

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Elstree and Borehamwood Mayoral Charity of the Year 2022/23

We are delighted that we have been appointed Elstree and Borehamwood Mayoral Charity for 2022/23. This is a great honour for us and recognises of all of the valuable work our employees, volunteers and donors do in the community of Elstree and Borehamwood to help people in crisis with food, fuel vouchers, free school uniform […]

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Welcome to Judith Elders, our new Operations Director!

Judith will recruit and manage a team of employees and volunteers who keep the foodbank running day to day; induct train and co-ordinate the volunteers, field enquiries from clients, and work with donor organisations such as supermarkets, schools, faith groups, clubs etc. She will also be responsible for the overall health and safety on the sites […]

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Oliver Dowden MP visits our Foodbank

We were delighted to receive a visit from Oliver Dowden MP earlier today. He met our trustees and some of our volunteers to hear about the vital work Borehamwood Foodbank does to support people in our local community. He said: “It was a great pleasure to visit the Borehamwood Foodbank today. Soon they will mark […]

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