Additional Support In Hackney

Local Places To Get Free Food

LOCAL PLACES TO GET A FREE MEAL

This list includes a range of local places that offer regular meals and/or food parcels. You can find this and other lists at https://hackney.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/additional-support-in-hackney/

MONDAY

  • Community Food Hub
    Fresh food and essentials. 12.00-14.30
    De Beauvoir Hub, 85 Downham Road, N1 5TR
    020 3369 0316
  • The Jago, 440 Kingsland Road, E8 4AA Free food parcels. 12.00-15.00
    Call 07309071759 to join WhatsApp group and for additional support
  • North London Action for the Homeless, St Paul’s Church, Stoke Newington Road, N16 7UE Take-away food service only 12.00-13.30
  • Idia’s Community Kitchen, St Chad’s Church, Dunloe Street, Haggerston E2 8JR 10.00-13.00 Hot breakfast
  • Idia’s Community Kitchen, St Monica’s Church, 19 Hoxton Square, N1 6NT 18.00-19.00
  • Humdingers Soup Kitchen, 238 Hoxton Street, N1 5LX 17.00-19.00 Hot meal

TUESDAY

  • Community Food Hub
    Fresh food and essentials 11.30-15.00 CFH Prideaux Hub, 10 Church Crescent, E9 7DL Tel: 020 3369 0316
  • Gascoyne1 Community Centre, Gascoyne Road, E9 7FA Community lunch 13.00
    07402 499 742
  • St John’s Soup Kitchen 18.30-20.30 foodbank; hot meal and a pudding.
    2A Gloucester Drive, N4 2LW
  • Stokey Foodbank (not part of Hackney Foodbank), Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 24 Bouverie Road, N16 0AJ 13.00-14.30
  • St Peter’s Crypt, Northchurch Terrace, N1 4DA (in De Beauvoir area) Soup and bread 12.45-13.30
  • Duke of Richmond, 316 Queensbridge Road, E8 3NH. Hot soup and bagel 13:00-17:00
  • Idia’s Community Kitchen, St Monica’s Church, 19 Hoxton Square, N1 6NT 18.00-19.00
  • Humdingers Soup Kitchen, 238 Hoxton Street, N1 5LX 17.00-19.00 Hot meal
  • Idia’s Community Kitchen, St Chad’s Church, Dunloe Street, Haggerston E2 8JR 10.00-13.00 Hot breakfast

WEDNESDAY

  • Gascoyne2 Hall, Wick Road, E9 5AY 12.00-1400 Community lunch
    07482 320 992
  • The Little Things, 235 Old Street (next to the fire station), EC1V 9EY
    hot meal, snacks, hot and cold drinks as well as clothes and toiletries.
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  • Idia’s Community Kitchen, Fellows Court Community Centre, 86 Weymouth Terrace, Haggerston E2 8LR 12.00-14.00 hot meal and a food parcel
  • Lighthouse, Hackney Church, Homerton Terrace E9 6RT Hot meal take-away service 12.00-14.00
  • Sunlight Restaurant, 259 Well Street, E9 6RG

Free Caribbean takeaway for first 30 people 19.00-20.00

  • Humdingers Soup Kitchen, 238 Hoxton Street, N1 5LX 17.00-19.00 Hot meal
  • North London Action for the Homeless, St Paul’s Church, Stoke Newington Road N16 7UE Take-away food service only 18.00 –19.30
  • Manna Meals (entrance via the Ark Suite, Cricketfield Rd, Clapton E5 8NS
    Free meal 12.00-15.30 [email protected]

 

THURSDAY

  • 2nd Chance Café, St Mary’s Centre, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9ES
    Soup and cakes. Pay as you feel.11.00-14.00
  • Foodcycle, New Kingshold Community Centre, 49 Ainsworth Road, E9 7LP free meal 12.30
  • Morningside Foodbank, Morningside Community Centre, Cresset Road E9 6RH. Free food parcels. Call first to register on 07958 771 953. 13.00-16.00
  • Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road, London N16 8NA Take away hot meal 12.30-13.30
  • Community Food Hub – Free food for Hackney families
    Ready-made meals to collect. 12.00-15.00
    De Beauvoir Hub, 85 Downham Road, N1 5TR
    020 3369 0316
  • Hackney Streets Kitchen (outside Hackney Central Library, 25 Hackney Grove, E8 3NR) 20.00 Evening outreach
  • Lighthouse, Shoreditch Church, 119 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JN
    Drop-in lunch 12.00-14.00

 

FRIDAY

  • Idia’s Community Kitchen, Fellows Court Community Centre, 86 Weymouth Terrace, Haggerston E2 8LR 12.00-14.00 Hot meal and a food parcel
  • Tab Centre, 3 Godfrey Place, E2 7NT Hot meal 11.00-12.00
  • 2nd Chance Café, St Mary’s Centre, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9ES
    Soup and cakes. Pay as you feel.11.00-14.00
  • St Mary of Eton Church Hall, Eastway, E9 5JA Free community lunch 11.00-13.00 (entrance on Wick Road) 07482 320 992
  • Morningside Community Centre, Cresset Road E9 6RH. Lunch 12.30-14.00
  • Dalston Streets Kitchen – Ridley Road Market (opp Dalston Kingsland Overground Station) 20.00
  • Humdingers, 238 Hoxton Street, N1 5LX 17.00-19.00 Hot meal
  • Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road, London N16 8NA Supermarket surplus food bank. Call 020 7249 8286 or 07789 431 498 to go on their list but if you don’t have phone access or are homeless, turn up between 11.30-13.30 to discuss your needs

SATURDAY

  • Hackney Streets Kitchen – St John’s Churchway, opposite Marks and Spencer 20.00
    Hot/cold food and drinks, plus bedding, clothes and other essentials may be available.
  • UCKG Cold meals and food parcels 11.00-13.00 No 20, off Brenthouse Road, Mare Street, E9 6QG

 

 

SUNDAY

  • Community Food Hub – Free food for Hackney families
    Fresh food and essentials. 13.00-15.00
    CFH Pedro Hub, 175 Rushmore Road E5 0HD 020 3369 0316
  • St John’s Soup Kitchen 12.00-14.00 foodbank; hot meal and a pudding. 2A Gloucester Drive, N4 2LW
  • Refugee Community Kitchen Hackney. Outside Bethnal Green Station. Hot food 19.30
  • Urban Table, Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Road E5 0PU
    30 – 16.00 Soup kitchen.
  • Akwaaba, St Mary’s Secret Garden, 50 Pearson Street (corner of Appleby Street) 12.00-14.00 Hot meal. Migrants especially welcome.

 

EVERY DAY

  • National Food Service London. Call 0208 706 0970 or fill in the form at https://nationalfoodservicelondon.org.uk/new-request to ask for support
  • Whitechapel Mission, 212 Whitechapel Road E1 1BJ
    Breakfast Mon-Sun 08.00
  • Idia’s Community Kitchen, St Monica’s Church, 19 Hoxton Square, N1 6NT
    Bread, sandwiches and other food items from 09.00
  • Made in Hackney will deliver 6 pre-cooked meals per week to vulnerable families. To refer yourself or someone else, fill in the form at
    https://madeinhackney.org/services/community-meal-service or call 03337 721826
  • Shoreditch Trust Community Table Cooked meals delivered to your home – for people struggling to shop or cook or without access to safe cooking facilities. Referrals only email [email protected] 020 7033 8501 or 020 7033 8587 or 020 3559 9234
  • Hot Line Meals deliver home-cooked kosher meals to those in need, living in E5, N4, N15 or N16. To refer someone or self-refer, call 020 8800 0414 or
    e-mail [email protected]
  • Carib Eats deliver Caribbean home-cooked food. Not taking on new clients at the moment but they do have a waiting list. Referrals at https://www.caribeats.org/contact-us or email [email protected]

 

RED CROSS REFUGEE CASEWORK TEAM
Give out food parcels to destitute asylum seekers and refugees. Referrals only. Call 020 7704 5670 and leave a message.
https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-help/get-help-as-a-refugee

LONDON HOMELESS INFO
Information for homeless and ex-homeless in London, including homeless day centres and soup kitchens still open for food and showers during the coronavirus lockdown. Self-help advice on how to get rehoused.  https://londonhomelessinfo.wordpress.com/

NHS HEALTHY START

If you are pregnant or have children under the age of 4 and you are on benefits (this includes people legally living in the UK but without settled status and with no recourse to public funds) or under the age of 18, you could qualify for free vouchers to spend on milk (including formula), fruit, vegetables and vitamins. Ask your midwife, doctor or health visitor for more information or ring the Healthy Start helpline 0345 607 6823
https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/

 

ROSE VOUCHERS FOR FRUIT AND VEG
Fresh fruit and veg vouchers are given out at children’s centres to spend at market stalls, including Ridley Road. It’s different to Healthy Start and people can claim both. To be eligible for Rose Vouchers families should meet the criteria for the Healthy Start voucher scheme for pregnant women and families in receipt of benefits.  The following centres are part of the scheme: Comet, St Hilda’s, and Linden, Lubavitch, Minik Kardes, Oldhill, Sebright, Thomas Fairchild and Woodberry Down.
https://www.alexandrarose.org.uk/hackney

FOOD FOR A SMALL CONTRIBUTION
Fridays – Feelgood Community Shop, Whitmore Community Centre, 2-4 Philipp Street, N1 5NU 10.00-12.00 You need to become a member before you can shop and pay a £5 joining fee.
email [email protected]
Saturdays – Kingsmead Community Shop, Kingsmead Community Centre, 9A Kingsmead Way E9 5QG 13.00-17.00. For £8 you get 5-6 bags of fruit and vegetables. For more information visit https://www.instagram.com/madeupkitchen/

 

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