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South Belfast Foodbank – Here to Help

It is hard to believe we are in September. The usual rhythms of Summer in the foodbank have been absent. Though we are still sad to not be able to come alongside face to face with those who find themselves in need of food at this time,  we have continued to distribute our food parcels […]

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Northern Ireland Artist, Rosie McElnay, Donating to South Belfast Foodbank

Rosie is an artist based in Portrush who when watching the potential impact COVID was having  on local businesses felt compelled to take action. She says, “Behind the scenes during lockdown I’ve been working tirelessly to put together an innovative new art collection called “Unlocking Landscapes” that showcases scenes of our beautiful homeland. I feel […]

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CELEBRATING OUR VOLUNTEERS IN VOLUNTEER WEEK

South Belfast Foodbank is in its 6th year of operations. It is supported by 29 local churches as well as businesses and individuals. It operates with over 90 volunteers who manager, Bruce Gardiner Crehan, wants to especially thank this Volunteer Week. South Belfast foodbank usually operates  face to face foodbank sessions 5 days a week […]

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Foodbank Permanent Collection Point Reopens in Tesco Newtownbreda

Our Foodbank Permanent Collection Point in Tesco Newtownbreda is  always amazingly supported. So a big Thank You to all the shoppers that donate there.   We needed to suspend our collections for the initial period of lockdown  but we are glad to say it is now back in action. Our stocks are low so donations of non […]

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Busy Distributing Food in these Challenging Times

South Belfast Foodbank has risen to the challenge of distributing food to those in food poverty in these difficult times. Though we are still unable to offer our face to face services, our volunteers are very busy getting food to those who need it. The safety of our volunteers and clients is paramount. We are sourcing […]

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We are very much open!

Newspaper reports have stated that we are closed. That is totally untrue. We are very much OPEN and our volunteers are putting hours in behind the scene ensuring we are still getting food to those who find themselves in Food Poverty. We are sad that we cannot currently  help people face to face, signpost, offer tea […]

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Latest News

The message we want to get out there is that South Belfast Foodbank is STILL OPEN but how we operate has dramatically altered.  For the time being we have stopped all face to face sessions and have instead moved to pre packed crates going directly to the frontline agencies and  we are piloting other distribution methods. […]

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Impact of Coronavirus on Foodbank Operations

Due to current restrictions the Foodbank is operating in a limited contact mode. Clients will be asked to hand over their voucher at the door.  Prepacked bags of non-perishable food will be given. Unfortunately we will not be able to offer individual choices but you can request Vegetarian/ Meat/Meat & Fish/or Fish only parcels. Things […]

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5.9 Tonnes of Food Donated at the Christmas Tesco Collection

Our Christmas 3 day Tesco collection was on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd November, when we collected 5.9 tonnes of food to help people in need. A big Thank You goes out to all the shoppers that made such generous donations and also to our volunteers that made the collection such a success.

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Belvoir Distribution Centre Open

A new distribution centre has opened at Belvoir Hub.  Further details to be found on the Locations page

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