World Zombie Day London: working with Hackney Foodbank

Over the years, World Zombie Day London has evolved from a flash mob of zombie loving friends to a much loved annual event raising money for charity and smiles and screams from the London public.

The event started life in Pittsburgh in 2006 at the Monroeville Mall, where Romero’s Dawn of the Dead was filmed. It is now celebrated on the same day in cities all over the world and brings people together to help alleviate world hunger by collecting donations to food banks.

This year, as well as raising funds for St.Mungo’s charity, we are going back to World Zombie Day’s Pittsburgh roots and working with Hackney Foodbank to collect food donations for people in crisis.

In these hard times, UK food banks are being inundated with requests from families in need. In London’s Tower Hamlets alone demand has risen 82% between June and July this year.



Hackney Foodbank provides emergency food and signposting to Hackney residents in crisis, Hackney being one of the most deprived boroughs in London. They collect, sort and store donations of food from local schools, churches, businesses and individuals, which is then distributed to people who have been identified by frontline care professionals as in need.

The lovely people from Hackney Foodbank will be joining us on World Zombie Day this year and collecting food donations along the way in their bike trailer. We would love it if each of the zombie horde would bring along something to give and do a little bit to help those in crisis!

Let’s show the world that zombies have hearts and take a bite out of World hunger!

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Here’s a list of items that you can bring along to donate. All food needs to be in date, and they are particularly keen to collect tinned meat and fish:

          Tinned Meat and fish

          Milk (UHT or powdered)

          Unrefrigerated fruit juice

          Tinned fruit (in juice)

          Tinned vegetables

          Rice (500g or 1kg bags)

          Instant coffee


          Jar sauces

          Instant mashed potato

          Tea bags

          Biscuits or healthy snacks

          Rice pudding (tinned)


          Nappies and baby products

          Toilet Roll

          Feminine hygiene products

          Household cleaners

          Washing up liquid

We’re really looking forward to helping this fantastic cause and hope you will all pitch in! To find out more about Hackney Foodbank, or to volunteer, check their website.