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Due to Covid-19, together with other sites, our Foodbank has relocated to a central warehouse location in Streatham, from which deliveries are made directly. The details of how you can donate are below. If you are in need of a Foodbank Voucher, you can contact either the Brixton Advice Centre on 020 7733 7554 or 07737 969160, or the Citizens Advice Bureau on 0808 208 2138.
Making A Donation
If you would like to donate to the Brixton Foodbank, currently you can drop food off at either Tesco on Acre Lane or Sainsbury’s on Brixton Water Lane. Alternatively, you can take food directly to the warehouse, at St Margaret’s Church, Barcombe Ave, SW2 3BH, from Monday – Friday, open between 10am-12noon.
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.