The Westbridge Hotel raises £2.5k for the foodbanks!

The Westbridge Hotel donates to Bow Foodbank as demand for meals and essentials soars during the cost of living crisis. General manager of The Westbridge Hotel, Alla David, said “Working with local charities and giving back to the community is very important to us, and we are delighted to support Bow Foodbank. There are just […]

We have been awarded an Aviva Match Fund Grant – £50k!

We have some very exciting news!  We have been offered match funding of up to £50,000 by AVIVA for every personal donation given to the foodbank, up to £250 per person. This means if someone gives £10, AVIVA will turn it into £20, if you give £250, AVIVA will turn it into £500 and if […]

We’re hiring!

As Bow Foodbank enters the next phase of its development, we are seeking an Executive Director to lead the charity and its staff and volunteers.  If you have the necessary skills and experience to work with the Board to ensure that we are able to respond to the growing need for emergency food in Tower […]

Strettons’ 90th Anniversary Auction to Support Bow Foodbank 

Strettons have announced their plan to support Bow Foodbank at their April 90th Anniversary Auction sale.  For each lot sold they will donate £100 to the charity. A spokesperson for Strettons said:  “We are all aware of how our local community has been affected by the pandemic and the associated cost of living crisis. Throughout our 90 […]

London Law Firm staff raise £9K for foodbank

McDermott Will & Amery, the London law firm based in Bishopsgate, has raised a magnificent £9,150 for the foodbank.  Their Appeal kicked off with an auction at their Virtual Christmas Event, and a Go Fund Me page asked staff to donate to the foodbank instead of spending money that they would have spent on buying Christmas […]

Local MP Visits Bethnal Green Foodbank

Rushanara Ali MP for Bethnal Green and Bow visited the Bow Foodbank’s site at Bethnal Green on Wednesday to meet and chat with some of the foodbank clients and to meet the staff and volunteers. She had a look around the stock room and was there for the arrival of several large deliveries of generous […]


We are aiming to raise £100,000 between November and February, which will help us to pay for food stocks over the winter period as well as helping us provide an extra bag of treats at Christmas. Each bag of food that we give costs around £12 and for a family bag the average is £15.  […]


Bow Foodbank is pleased to announce that we have just published our 2020-21 Annual Review.  This review shows how the charity has responded to the events of the most challenging year, and how our volunteers and supporters rose to this challenge to make sure that we were able to swiftly change the way that we […]


Foodbank volunteer Steve Gilvin ran the London Marathon on our behalf on 3 October 2021. Incredibly, Steve was back at the foodbank on Monday morning doing his usual volunteers shift – and didn’t seem to be limping too much! Steve raised a magnificent £2,000 for the foodbank, which will go towards food and essential supplies. […]


We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a National Lottery Community Fund grant which will pay for two staff over the next three years. It will also cover some of our basic office costs. Because of the massive response needed during the pandemic lockdowns, our two foodbank sites served thousands of local […]


In September, Bow Foodbank was recognised as a Covid Community Champion by the Canary Wharf Group. During the height of the pandemic lockdowns we were serving over a thousand adults and several thousand children with food per week. This was a massive operation involving suppliers, donors, volunteers, staff, supporters and many other local groups, charities, […]