ADDITIONAL HELP DURING LOCKDOWN

These are agencies beyond our foodbank that are continuing to operate during lockdown and can provide further support and advice.

Hackney Council
Helpline 020 8356 3111

Citizens Advice Bureau
No longer offering face to face advice.
020 3855 4472 Monday-Friday, 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00; text ‘help’ to 078 3855 4472; or email [email protected]

Rose Vouchers
Part of the Healthy Start scheme. If you are pregnant or have children under the age of 4 and you are on benefits or under the age of 18, you could qualify for these vouchers to spend on milk, fruit and vegetables. Ask your midwife, doctor or health visitor or ring the Healthy Start helpline 0345 607 6823. Vouchers can now be used in Ridley Road Market.

North London Muslim Community Centre
Help with free meals, shopping, support through funeral and burial process. 020 8806 1147 Ext 5 or 07853 275 264 from 10.00-16.00

Royal Voluntary Service
If you are over 70, or ‘extremely vulnerable’, pregnant, or registered disabled and need help shopping, collecting medication or other essential supplies call 0808 196 3646

National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247

Childline 0800 1111

www.mind.org.uk
For all mental health issues.

Carers Helpline 0808 808 7777

Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline 0808 802 0925

Hackney Safer Schools App
Provides support on topics including online bullying, mental health, sexting, media literacy, gaming and sexual exploitation online.
http://www.chscb.org.uk/hackney-safer-schools-app/

Free food in Hackney (open during lockdown)

Tuesday

  • Free soup and bread – Humdingers, 234-236 Hoxton St, London, N1 5LX – 1700-1900

Wednesday

  • Lighthouse Food, St Luke’s Church, Homerton Terrace E9 6RT. 1230 – 1400
  • Free soup and bread – Humdingers, 234-236 Hoxton St, London, N1 5LX – 1700-1900

Thursday

  • Free food collection – Community Food Hub, 16 Perseverance Works, 37 Hackney Rd, Shorditch, E2 7NX –  1400-1630
  • Free soup and bread – Humdingers, 234-236 Hoxton St, London, N1 5LX – 1700-1900

Everyday

  • Whitechapel Mission, 212 Whitechapel Road E1 1BJ
    0800 – 1000 breakfast Monday – Sunday
    (men’s showers Mon-Fri 7.30 – 9.30; women’s showers Mon – Fri 6.00 – 11.00)