Who we are

We are an independent foodbank that has served the local community since 2014.  We are open to those in need of food support without referral.  In normal times we are able to offer each attendee a choice of ten staple goods once a fortnight, for up to fifteen visits.  Currently, during the COVID crisis and the aftermath, we are offering standard bags items + fresh fruit and veg once a week.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors we have been able to offer additional goods to families with children, and offer supplementary items from surplus stock.

Until the COVID crisis of spring 2020 we were based at St Mary’s Church, Bow, where, every Monday morning, we were able to offer food, drink and hospitality alongside the selection of food items.

We have, however, adapted to the new situation, and as the demand has expanded, thanks again to the generosity of donors and volunteers, we have been able to continue providing a more restricted food support service at Bromley-by-Bow Community Centre for those who continue to come on a Monday. As the situation has eased, we have been able to offer more choice and some limited hospitality for those who come on a Monday.

The Bow Foodbank is a registered charity, (charity number 1162185).  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


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

Administrative Postal Address

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