We are always happy to receive food donations. If you would prefer to give food for us to distribute, please take a look at our foodbank favourites list below.
You can also download a collection box poster with the list here:
We are also in need of plastic bags – so please do include these in your collections!
You can bring your food donations to the foodbank at the following times:
As of 1 September 2023, this location will closed, so please take all donations to our Bethnal Green location. A new Bow location will be opening later 2023.
Local shops also collect for us and if you are in these stores and would like to give one or two items. Thank you!
Simply Fresh E2: 201-203 Roman Rd, E2 0QY
Maks News: 154 Columbia Rd, E2 7RG
St. Pauls Old Ford: St Paul’s Church, St Stephen’s Rd, Bow, London E3 5JL
Ozone Coffee: Emma St, E2 9AP
Waitrose, St Katharine Docks: 41 Thomas More St, London E1W 1YY
Sainsbury’s: 1 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E1 5SD
Every week, we bulk buy foodbank favourite items for both Bow and Bethnal Green Foodbanks, so every item you can give saves us money.
We typically provide around three to four days’ worth of food for each person, plus extra items for a family with children. Please give what you can – even just a few items do make a difference.
If you would like to organise a larger food collection for us from your school, church, community group, apartment block or workplace, read our information sheet here: Bow Foodbank Support in Kind – Collection Box
And download our poster here: Bow Foodbank Food Collection Box Poster
If youwish to set up a weekly collection point, please get in touch. email@example.com. Thank you for all your help.
- Cereals (including 12 pack Weetabix)
- Disposable nappies (most popular sizes 3, 4 and 5)
- Dried lentils
- Vegetable cooking oil (1 L)
- Washing Powder
- Toilet rolls
- UHT Milk (semi-skimmed or full fat)
- Rice (1 kg)
- Pasta (1kg)
- Washing-up liquid
- Plastic Bags
- Tinned vegetables and pulses – kidney beans, chickpeas, potatoes, tomatoes, sweetcorn etc. (400g)
- Instant coffee
- Shower Gel
- Peanut butter
- Rice pudding
- Period products and hygiene wear