Super School Lunch Sessions

We’re halfway through our six weeks of Summer School Lunch Sessions…and we’re breaking records!

Last week, we had 100 people signed in – 33 adults and 67 children. Every family left with a school lunch pack, home cooked meal and cooking pack. There were eight different craft and activity tables on the go with some fabulous creations.

The sessions, which run every Wednesday of the Summer holidays from 11am to 1pm at the Borehamwood Foodbank at St Teresa’s Church on Shenley Road, have gone from strength to strength. And, in addition to the food, activities and great company, over the past three weeks, families have been able to put in an order for free school uniform as well, which they’ll get in time for next term.

These Summer sessions are in addition to the twice-weekly foodbank sessions that run year-round. The regular sessions are on Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings and are open for anyone in need of food and support. They’re run by friendly, local volunteers and wouldn’t be possible without them and the generous donations.

If you have school age children, please pop along on 11, 18 and 25 August to pick up your free school lunch pack and to get involved in some fun family activities.

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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