About our foodbank

Together we make a difference!

Hackney is the second most densely populated borough of London with a population of 281,100.  In 2015, Hackney’s average score (based on LSOAs) make it the 11th most deprived local authority district in England. In both the 2007 and 2010 Indices of Deprivation Hackney ranked as the second most deprived local authority in the country by the same measure.

Since opening, we’ve provided the ingredients for more than 100,000 meals to local people in financial crisis.  We are a voluntary organisation and rely on the dedication of our local community to keep going! We work with over 200 local partners and are supported by countless more community organisations through food donations and other means of support.

We are also a member of the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network, which enables us to access useful information, advice, and support to help us provide services that are most needed by some of the most vulnerable people in society.  At the same time we are an independently registered charity, meaning we are responsible for our own fundraising and do not receive direct funding from the Trussell Trust.

Our Main Office Address

The Hackney Foodbank
Florence Bennett Centre
Cherbury Street
London N1 6TL

Telephone: 0207 254 2464 (Monday-Friday, 9:00-15:00)


Hackney Foodbank is committed to delivering a high standard of service to anyone who engages with our work but if you should have a complaint, our complaints procedure can be found here HFB Complaints procedure (PDF)

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