Who we are

We are an independent foodbank charity that has served the local community since 2014.  We are open to those in need of food support without referral.    Currently, during the continued COVID crisis, we are offering pre-bagged items + fresh fruit and veg once a week, with some extra food for families with children.

Due to the staggering increase in client numbers in 2020, we are currently urgently fundraising £240,000 to cover our food purchase costs for the early part of next year – without which, we may need to close. We need your help to contact funding bodies, trusts, foundations, corporates and community organisations who give charitable funds for food purchases. Until March 2021 we have funding from the Big Lottery Fund to cover our non-food expenses, but we find it harder to get grant funds that allow food purchases. If you have some time and skills that could help us, please join our Fundraising Team (a Whatsapp group and regular Zoom call). And of course, please donate here.

The Bow Foodbank is a registered charity, (charity number 1162185) operating at two locations below.  The Trustees, drawn from the local community, meet regularly and take an active role in the running of the foodbank.  For list of current trustees, click here: Trustees

Bow Foodbank Location – Mondays 08:30am-12.30pm

Bromley-by-Bow Community Centre
St Leonard’s Road,
E3 3BT

Bethnal Green Foodbank Location – Wednesdays 2:00pm – 7:00pm

St Matthew’s Church
St Matthews Row ,
E2 6DT

Administrative Postal Address

Our Lady & Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
177 Bow Road
London E3 2SG