Samantha Stapley, Director of Operations:
“There are more than 1,200 food bank centres in our network across the UK. Each of the food banks within our network are independent charities in their own right and have their own boards of trustees and governance structures. We work alongside food banks in our network to undertake quality assurance visits, ensure projects are run to a high standard and provide training and guidance with issues projects face. This includes one to one support on the ground through an Area Manager; access to a unique data collection system for tracking donations; stock and food distribution; websites and marketing materials; a share in nationally negotiated fundraising partnerships with corporates; and a network of peers to share best practice and resources with.
“Following an investigation into allegations made by volunteers and referral agencies, we have withdrawn membership of our network from Haringey Foodbank. As always, our focus remains on the wellbeing of people who need support, and we are working with the community and our network of food banks in the area to ensure continued support for local people in crisis. Thanks to the dedication of the local community, emergency support will be in place for people during this interim period, and we are confident sustainable longer term food bank provision will be in place as soon as possible.”
Muswell Hill Foodbank & North Enfield Foodbank are in the Trussell Trust network. These foodbanks will be able to accept any red referral vouchers issued by Haringey Foodbank which you may hold. If you wish to direct people in crisis to these foodbanks in the Trussell Trust network, contact details and opening hours are provided on their websites. For any further questions please use the contact information below;