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

Congratulations to Kristan Payne BEM!

The founder of Borehamwood Foodbank and our first Chair, Kristan Payne has been awarded a BEM (British Empire Medal) in King Charles’ first ever New Year’s Honours List, in recognition of her longstanding charitable work.   Along with a small number of other people, she recognised that many residents in our community were struggling with food insecurity and […]

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Turkey Prize Draw raised over £1,000!

Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket for the turkey prize draw. It raised an amazing £1,040 for the Foodbank! Thanks, of course, to Charlie Rosentals, who organises the draw and donates the winning turkey each year.

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Crowdfunder – a new way to donate

Here’s another way to donate and help the Borehamwood Foodbank to support people in need in the local community through our Crowdfunder page. So far, we’ve raised over £18,000 on the page and last year, we supported 10.250 people with emergency good packages. Sadly, we’re seeing increased demand across Borehamwood, but at the same time, […]

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Countdown to Christmas

This year, why not give, rather the receive by donating to our Foodbank? Take a look at our reverse advent calendar to see the products we’re running low on and some treats for the festive season. You can drop your donations directly into the Borehamwood Foodbank at St Teresa’s Church on Shenley Road on a […]

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Christmas Classical Extravaganza

  Please join the Elstree Mozart Players on 10 December at Allum Manor Hall & House at 7:30pm for an evening of classical music. Tickets just £10 when bought in advance, £12 for concessions and £15 on the door. All money raised will go towards buying food for people who use the Foodbank. Tickets can […]

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Recruiting for an Operations Director

We are looking for an Operations Director to work across all our activities and co-ordinate the safe and smooth running of our services with additional oversight and responsibility for our team of volunteers. They will work 26 hours per week, Monday – Friday (mostly on-site with the possibility of working some hours off-site) Flexible hours […]

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#strongertogether – a busy October

The Foodbank wouldn’t survive without the support of the local community and October has been a busy one! We attended the Borehamwood Community Wellbeing Fair. It was great to talk about what we do and network with other community groups. We’ve also been busy talking at school assemblies and collecting beautiful harvest donations from many […]

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Turkey Prize Draw – back for a 5th year!

  The Borehamwood Turkey Prize Draw is back for its 5th year! For more information about the draw or to buy your £5 ticket (or as many tickets as you like!) simply click here, and you’ll have a chance to win a turkey worth £70-80! Don’t want a turkey? No problem, you can still contribute […]

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Nando’s is our latest corporate partner

  We’ve partnered with Nando’s Borehamwood, through Fareshare, to give any of its leftover food out at our Thursday sessions, which run 10am-12:30pm at St Teresa’s Church. We rely on donations from generous local partners and business (as well as from individuals!) to be able to support people in need in our local community. If […]

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HARVEST COLLECTION

  Are you a school, business or community organisation looking to help people in need this Autumn? Please consider starting a harvest collection to encourage food donations for Borehamwood Foodbank. Last year we supported over 10,000 people in crisis with emergency food parcels, and we expect this to rise as the cost of living crisis […]

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