Christmas Opening and Closing 2020

21st December 2020

The Hackney Foodbank main warehouse will close at 2:00 on 23 December and open at 9:30 on 4 January 2021.

Hackney Foodbank distribution centres will be open with the final centre of 2020 taking place on 24 December at St. Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9ES.

The first Centre of 2021 will be on 2 January at Florence Bennett Centre, Cherbury Street, N1 6TL.

Free food available during the Christmas closure:

  • Asda supermarket cafes are giving children under the age of 16 and accompanied by a parent/carer a free meal. No restrictions on number of children.
  • December 25th: Well Space Community, 241 Well Street, E9 6RG – Hot Christmas dinner 12.00-14.00
  • Every day: Whitechapel Mission, 212 Whitechapel Road E1 1BJ 7.00 – 10.00am breakfast and takeaway lunch
  • Every Tuesday 1-5pm: hot soup and bagels at Duke of Richmond, 316 Queensbridge Road, E8 3NH
  • Every Sunday 14.30-16.00 : A free meal is provided to anyone who would like one at Urban Table, Round Chapel, 1D Glenarm Road, London, E5 0LY. They are currently operating a limited takeaway service. Foodbank vouchers and food parcels also available – please phone 07922 120706 to contact them.
  • Humdingers, 238 Hoxton Street, London, N1 5LX are offering free meals on the evenings of Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd, from 5:00-7:00pm. The kitchen will reopen on the 1st or 2nd week of January.
  • DECEMBER 25th 13.00-17.00, 28th and 29th 16.30-17.30 : Hot meals at St Monica’s RC Church 19 Hoxton Square N1 6NT.
  • Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road, London N16 8NA, food parcels on Wednesday 30th December – 11.30-1.30pm
  • Made in Hackney delivery, contact 02084 424266 Tuesdays between 4.30pm – 7.30pm (3 meals) and Thursdays between 4.30pm – 7.30pm (3 meals)
  • Well Space Community 241 Well St. Free takeaway hot meal, all welcome, 12 to 2pm,  you can contact us via [email protected]
  • DECEMBER 27th 12.00-14.00 and 29th 18.30-20.30 : Foodbank and soup kitchen at St John’s the Evangelist, Queens Drive—corner with Gloucester Drive, London N4 2LW.
  • DECEMBER 23rd 18.00-19.30, 28th 12.00-13.30 and 30th 18.00-19.30 : Hot food, showers, laundry and live music at Akwaaba Streets Kitchen/ North London Action for the Homeless, St Paul’s West Hackney, 182 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7UY.
  • DECEMBER 25th from 12:00 near Old Street Station – Old Street Soup Kitchen, for warm food and drinks


Back to News