We have been in touch with the community food providers and are aware of the following food banks and community meals currently providing a service. Please contact us if you are aware of other groups or projects providing free food during this time, or have an update from one of these providers. We will continue to update this page with the latest updates on provision.

If you are able to donate food, please see this list donation points around the borough.

Food Banks, Community Stores & Fridges

Lewisham Food Banks

Changes to opening:

Lewisham Tabernacle – open Tuesday 28th but closed Thursdays 12 to 2pm

Hope Centre – open Wednesdays 10am to 12pm and Fridays 12 to 2pm, as usual

Voucher issuing

For agencies that remain open to clients, please continue to issue vouchers. We will also accept scanned vouchers by email. For those who cannot do either of these, we will accept an email with this information about the client:

  • full name
  • postcode
  • number of adults and children in the household

People can also self-refer at the Hope Centre.

Living Water Christian Church Food Service

Contact: lwcc1uk@yahoo.co.uk or 020 8690 7579

Criteria: anyone in hardship – proof of address required.

Distribution points and times:

Honor Oak Community Centre, 50 Turnham Road, Brockley SE4 2JD.

Fortnightly on a Wednesday, 7–8.30pm. The dates are as follows:

  • 4 and 18 March
  • 1, 15, 29 April
  • 13 and 27 May
  • 10 and 24 June

Whitefoot and Downham Food Project

Thursdays 7-8.30pm – Hope Church 480 Whitefoot Lane Downham, BR1 5SF

Catford Community Fridge

Saturday, 1-.15-2.30pm pickup of surplus food donations, Lewisham Irish Community Centre

Evelyn Community Store

Tuesdays 5 – 7pm provide food to Store members and deliver food to vulnerable store members only. More info here:  https://www.lewishamhomes.org.uk/your-community/community-store/

Pepys Community Store

The Pepys Social Supermarket opens this Friday 27th March and will be open each Friday between 3pm and 6pm for Members around Pepys/Evelyn, Deptford.  Address is 199-201 Grove Street, Deptford, SE8 3PG. A paper form can be picked up at the store, or one can join as a member or to volunteer, by completing an online application at Lewisham homes.org.uk/pepys-social-supermarket/

The Helping Hands Food Bank

This food bank run by Action for Refugees Lewisham supports around 30 refugee, asylum-seeker, and vulnerable migrant families who are struggling to feed themselves. Referrals can be made via helen@afril.org.uk or their foodbank@afril.org.uk

Saturday mornings 10am-12pm

St. Peter’s Church
Eltham Road
Lee
London
SE12 8HQ

Community Meals

Mondays

Deptford Reach

64 Speedwell Street, Deptford, SE8 4AT, 020 8692 6548

Monday—Thursday, 9am— 10.30am (breakfasts), 1.45pm (sandwiches) Fridays 10am-12pm (Sandwiches)

Normal lunches closed from Monday 23rd but plan to deliver food to their most vulnerable clients. Can also support others are risk in the Deptford area. Email: katherine.cowling@thamesreach.org.uk

999 Club

21 Deptford Broadway Deptford, SE8 4PA, 020 8694 5797

999 Club will continue to open for Monday lunch. There shelter and day centre will continue to stay open.

Caribbean Meals / Soup Kitchen

Hope Centre, 118 Malham Road SE23 1AN

Still being provided by Leroy on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday with a delivery service from Monday 23rd – there will be a charge: £6 for soup and meal. They have capacity to currently serve more people in the Forest Hill area.

Tuesdays

Deptford Reach

64 Speedwell Street, Deptford, SE8 4AT, 020 8692 6548

Monday—Thursday, 9am— 10.30am (breakfasts), 1.45pm (sandwiches) Fridays 10am-12pm (Sandwiches)

The Front Room Project

The Front Room Project at St Luke’s Downham Northover, BR1 5JR 07774516204  

Ready Meals and Food Parcels available Tuesday to Saturday – to request one for collection or delivery please call/text 07774516204 or email revnickwalsh@gmail.com. Alternatively collection available between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Friday at St Luke’s (please ring the doorbell).

Wednesdays

Deptford Reach

64 Speedwell Street, Deptford, SE8 4AT, 020 8692 6548

Monday—Thursday, 9am— 10.30am (breakfasts), 1.45pm (sandwiches) Fridays 10am-12pm (Sandwiches)

The Front Room Project

The Front Room Project at St Luke’s Downham Northover, BR1 5JR 07774516204  

Ready Meals and Food Parcels available Tuesday to Saturday – to request one for collection or delivery please call/text 07774516204 or email revnickwalsh@gmail.com. Alternatively collection available between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Friday at St Luke’s (please ring the doorbell).

Thursdays

Caribbean Meals / Soup Kitchen

Hope Centre, 118 Malham Road SE23 1AN

Still being provided by Leroy on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday with a delivery service from Monday 23rd – there will be a charge: £6 for soup and meal. They have capacity to currently serve more people in the Forest Hill area.

Deptford Reach

64 Speedwell Street, Deptford, SE8 4AT, 020 8692 6548

Monday—Thursday, 9am— 10.30am (breakfasts), 1.45pm
(sandwiches) Fridays 10am-12pm (Sandwiches)

7th Day Adventist Church

Meal at 6pm, 434 Lewisham High St, SE13 6LJ – possible takeaway only service

The Front Room Project

The Front Room Project at St Luke’s Downham Northover, BR1 5JR 07774516204  

Ready Meals and Food Parcels available Tuesday to Saturday – to request one for collection or delivery please call/text 07774516204 or email revnickwalsh@gmail.com. Alternatively collection available between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Friday at St Luke’s (please ring the doorbell).

Fridays

Ichthus Church Community Table

Friday 2:00-4:00 pm Ichthus Lee Green, 23 Lampmead Road, Lee, SE12 8QJ 07950 255630 – takeaway service from Friday 20th  March

The Front Room Project

The Front Room Project at St Luke’s Downham Northover, BR1 5JR 07774516204  
 
Ready Meals and Food Parcels available Tuesday to Saturday – to request one for collection or delivery please call/text 07774516204 or email revnickwalsh@gmail.com. Alternatively collection available between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Friday at St Luke’s (please ring the doorbell).

Saturdays

UCKG Soup Kitchen

UCKG Help Centre 1 Bromley Road Catford, SE6 2TS 02086983612

Saturdays 11am-2pm, continuing with provision of snacks
light refreshments and takeaway bags on Saturday 28th March

Sundays

The Bear Church

6.30pm Takeaway service, sandwich, snack. Bear Church, Shaftesbury Centre, Frankham Street, Deptford, SE8 4RN 07392311794


If you are able to donate food, please see this list donation points around the borough.

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