Foodbank

Along with our brother and sisters at other churches in Brixton, Stockwell and Norwood we run a foodbank.  We have a branch at St Paul's which is open every Tuesday 10.30am-1.30pm and every Saturday 11am-2pm; further details along with information on our sister branch in Norwood can be found here.

In total, we currently feed around 600 - 800 people each month and as a result we are constantly in need of regular food donations.  The details of how you can donate are below.

If you would like to find our more about the foodbank, have a look at our website , this Yahoo video and these articles BBC NewsGuardian, and Evening Standard.

Making A Donation

If you would like to donate to the Brixton foodbank, it is located at St Paul's Church so please bring food items to St Paul's Church, 184 Ferndale Road, Brixton, SW9 8AH.  You can bring items at any of the times below.  Please check out twitter feed below or our website to see what we are running low on. Donation times:

  • Tuesdays 10am - 1:30pm
  • Saturdays 11am - 2pm
  • Sundays 12:30pm - 1:15pm

You can also help others to donate by volunteering with one of our supermaket collection teams.

Contacting Us

If you would like to contact us please email norwoodfoodbank@btinernet.com or call 07722 121108

For more info about foodbank and how you can get involved please click here.

How it works

Food is Donated

Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by foodbanks is donated.

‘Supermarket Collections’ are one of the main ways that food is donated. These are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.

Food is Sorted & Stored

Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and prepare food parcels ready to be given to people in need.

Needs are Identified

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

Clients Receive Food

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

For more info about foodbank and how you can get involved please click here.