Our Food bank provision started at the community centre about 6 years ago, but our project really began to take off at the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic, we realised many people needed support that were not receiving it, so we began working with community groups together to support people in need.
We rely on donations and the support of local supermarkets, charities and communities to provide essentials foods to address the causes of poverty within the community.
Our food bank and other services are only possible due to the amazing support and generous donation we receive from local organisations, business and individuals. With their support we try our best to ensure that no one from the community goes hungry.
If you would like to donate to our food bank, please click on the go fund me link below.
Things are changing quickly, so we’ll keep this page updated regularly with information about what’s happening at Brickworks Foodbank and how people can access support and help us to be there for people in need.
If you need help from our foodbank there are a few simple steps to follow to see if you are eligible:
Complete the registration form at the bottom of the page, provide proof of address and income. If you are eligible, we provide one food bank per week. Also, if you are unable to collect at the centre, we will do our best to have your food bag delivered to you.
The Food Bank opening times are Monday- Wednesday 12-3pm
Alongside our food parcels, we try to provide other and non-essential and essential items for adults and children.
Our list sets out what we generally need, so before donating to us, please see what supplies we are currently most in need of.
- Toiletries – deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel, shaving gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, hand wipes.
- Household items – laundry liquid detergent, laundry powder.
- Feminine products – sanitary towels and tampons.
- Baby supplies – nappies and baby wipes
- Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce
- Lentils, beans and pulses
- Tinned meat
- Tinned vegetables
- Tinned fruit
- Tinned Soups and Stew
- UHT milk
- Fruit juice
- Baked Beans
- Peanut butter
Brickworks food bank also helps people by providing additional support to them while they are in need this could include:
Debt advice – www.debtfree.london/debtbus
Mental health support – https://www.islington.gov.uk/about-the-council/vision-and priorities/lets-talk
Benefits guidance – https://www.islington.gov.uk/benefits-and-support