Feed a Family Christmas 2021

No one should worry about where their next meal is coming from.

Or whether or they will need to feed their children and go hungry themselves.  

Or choose between having a meal or heating their home. These are some of the situations many of our community face, especially in the winter months.  

To support local families, we are running our Feed a Family Christmas campaign, to support an additional 100 families in the borough with vouchers for food over Christmas, giving them dignity and choice, and helping to alleviate some of the financial burden that comes with the colder months.  

Help support our local community in Southwark this winter and Christmas period. Your donation could mean the difference between families going hungry and having enough food to see them through a hard time this winter.

What your donation can do


Will help pay for a children’s activity pack


Will help pay for an essential toiletry


Will help support a single person with an emergency food parcel 


Will help support a small family with an emergency food parcel 


Will help pay for a van to collect and distribute food 


Will support a family
with a Christmas

The Southwark Foodbank

We exist to ensure that no one in Southwark goes hungry.  

Our vision is for a UK without the need for foodbanks. 

For people on low income, a sudden crisis – redundancy, benefit delay, illness, or even an unexpected bill – can mean going hungry. Every day parents skip meals to feed their children and people are forced to choose between paying the rent, or heating bills, and eating. Every year we give food parcels to thousands of people in the local area. 

We are part of The Trussell Trust’s UK-wide foodbank network and together we provide food to thousands of people nationwide every year.  

We are part of The Trussell Trust’s UK-wide foodbank network and together we provide food to thousands of people nationwide every year. 

Our stories

"The gift card made a massive difference to the families. It relieved a lot of stress and anxiety for the parents who worried about having no money to purchase food for Christmas. The parents and children were very happy. Many of the families and overwhelmed with financial stress and the gift card helped to alleviate the problem over Christmas"

- Barbara, Christmas 2020

"It made a big difference as the money I would have used for shopping I could use it instead to top up my gas card to heat my home"

– Sharlene, Christmas 2020

Why support us this year?

Every winter, we see a sharp increase in people facing crisis and needing foodbank support. This year, we anticipate a greater need than before due to the increase in the cost of energy and the recent cut to the Universal Credit uplift of £20 per week that was introduced to support people during the pandemic.  

The cost of living is rising and most people’s income is not going up with it, so many more people are unable to afford the basics, like food and adequate heating. Our Christmas programme aims to give families additional support to meet their needs and give them some relief during the winter months. 

Other ways to support 

Donate by cheque

Please make the cheque out to “Pecan” (our host charity 801819) and write a note or on the back of the cheque that it is for the Southwark Foodbank.  

Southwark Foodbank 
121A Peckham High Street 
SE15 5SE 

Get your family, friends or colleagues involved 

- Hold a Christmas bake off and donate the proceeds to the Southwark Foodbank -

- Raise money on Christmas Jumper Day (10th December 2021) -

- Donate the cost of a Christmas dinner to support local families -

- Hold a Christmas Raffle and donate the proceeds to the Southwark Foodbank -

- Reverse Advent calendar- set aside a small sum of money every day from 28th November – 24th December and donate -

- Hold a Christmas pub quiz and donate the proceeds to the Southwark Foodbank -

Southwark Foodbank is hosted byPecan,(Charity number 801819) and is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.