The Norwood and Brixton Foodbank are making it even easier to donate this winter

As we get closer to the end of the year, myself and the whole team here at the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank want to reiterate just how grateful we are for the continued support of the Dulwich community. From tasty bake sales at the Love West Dulwich Market to ongoing supermarket food donations, we simply could not function without this kind of ongoing support.

Having said that, as the nights get longer and days colder, we do find ourselves short of a few key things. We have been working hard behind the scenes to make this process easier and are continuing to develop new and better ways to donate.

We've had a fantastic response to our Bankuet pilot launched last month, and so extend a huge thanks to everyone who has made a purchase or left feedback. We are continuing with this trial for another month.

For those that missed it, this new social enterprise is aimed at making donating food simpler and ensuring the most urgently needed food items will be purchased. Simply click through to the Bankuet website and buy a bundle of food items that our Foodbank has identified as high priority. Bankuet will then deliver it for you to our warehouse.

After launching the Bankuet pilot last month we've decided to embrace technology again by registering with the Foodbank app. The app allows you to view food items that are in short supply and allows us send a push message to you when we urgently need a particular item. It's free to download, simply go to the Apple App Store and search for Foodbank by Redemption Media. Unfortunately it isn't available for Android phones at the moment but we are hopeful this will change soon. Please select the second Norwood and Brixton Foodbank option when choosing which foodbank to support.

As always, we’ll of course continue to accept donations from all our drop off points. Check in via the website for more information and make sure to subscribe to the newsletter so you never miss an update. We hope to see and speak to you all soon.

The nearest drop-off point for Dulwich is The Old Dairy Health Centre, 19b Croxted Road SE21 8SZ and is open during the centre’s opening hours.

Elizabeth Maytom - Norwood and Brixton Foodbank Project Lead.