Due to the affects of the pandemic we are seeing more people in need than ever before. Our fundraising is vital to ensuring we can remain open to help those in need.

If you would like to host a fundraiser please contact us

We currently pre-pack food items per person, and offer a small choice of extra hygiene/ cleaning products and small bags of fresh fruit & veg. For children, there are an extra couple of items. Altogether, the value of the bag for a family with children is around £20 – not nearly enough for a whole week, just a top up for a few days when there is nothing else left in the cupboard. We are reluctant to reduce this offer any further, and we are reluctant to turn people away, so we must continue our fundraising.

Monthly direct debit and one-off donations can be made year round via our Virgin Money Giving page. This site will also allow you to set up your own fundraising appeal page, directly linking your pledges to our account:

Alternatively, you can make cheques payable to The Bow Foodbank Limited and post to Bow Foodbank, 177 Bow Road, London E3 2SG

Direct bank transfers are also possible, please email for details. 

Bow Foodbank is a registered charity – number 1162185. Our registered address is

177 Bow Road
E3 2SG


We are an independent charity and rely on financial donations and other donations to meet our growing costs.

We have benefitted from a number of grants in this last year,  including The National Lottery Fund, but are otherwise reliant on donations.