Please see below a list of local foodbanks, some of which provide additional help and advice to those in need of it.
Foodbanks in Beckenham and Bromley
1 Bromley Borough Foodbank (Trussell Trust)
Provides emergency 7-day food supplies for those dealing with a financial crisis. Their voucher scheme works with referrals via different agencies. They currently operating a delivery-only service Monday – Friday as the centres are closed at present.
Voucher scheme – If you are not able to pay for food please contact Bromley Borough Foodbank on 0800 9 20 23 24 and they will direct you to the relevant agency to you. The agency will then complete a brief assessment of your needs to ensure you receive all the support available to you, whatever your situation. An e-voucher code will then be emailed directly to our centre where a food package will be scheduled for delivery.
2 Anerley Team Ministry Foodbank
Based at Christ Church Anerley, 197 Anerley Road, London, SE20 8ER. Open from 10am to 12noon on Wednesdays, primarily for residents in Penge, Anerley and Crystal Palace. Call 020 8778 7014.
3 Citygate Church
22 Rectory Road, Beckenham, BR3 1JA / Info@citygatechurch.co.uk / +44 20 8662 6850
4 Hayes Community Foodbank
Offers additional support in response to the current Covid-19 crisis. They deliver bags of food on Monday and Tuesday afternoons to anyone who has a child at either Hayes Primary School, Hayes Secondary School or St Mary’s Pre-School in Hayes, or who is a resident of Hayes. Families with children at the Hayes schools or pre-school will have received an email from the school, but if you require further information please contact the appropriate school office. Residents of Hayes who are not linked to the schools can email email@example.com and a form with a list of available items will be sent.
Alternatively, you can call 020 8462 1373. Please note that there is no facility for items to be collected – it is delivery only.
5 Living Well Bromley
Living Well is located at Holy Trinity Church in Beckenham and offers a foodbank, a community lunch, mental health support, debt advice and help with addiction.
Opening times: Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm. Friday from 1pm to 2.30pm. Saturday from 10.30am to 12noon
There is also a Community Lunch (delivered as a take-away) every Friday from 1pm to 2.30pm. No referrals are needed. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 020 8659 8991 or visit www.livingwell.life.
6 Mottingham Foodbank
Based at St Edward’s Church Hall and provides a range of food (including pet food), toiletries and other basics for residents of Mottingham and surrounding areas e.g. Downham, Coldharbour. You do not require a voucher or referral. You can collect or they can deliver. Foodbank telephone 07395 565984
Opening times: Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9.30am – 1pm. Wednesday 6-7pm
7 Community Fridge at Unity Church, Rye Crescent, BR5 4NH
Provides fresh, free food donated by local shops for the community on or near the Ramsden Estate, Orpington.
Opening times: Wednesday and Saturday from 9:30 am until food stocks are cleared (generally before 10am).
To find out more, email email@example.com or visit www.unitychurch.uk
8 Whitefoot & Downham Community Food + Project (wdcfplus)
Provides emergency food relief support to local people, primarily for those in the Whitefoot and Downham area.
Food packages every Thursday evening. For visitors who need food and advisory support, the project is open every Thursday evening from 7pm to 8.30pm. During the open times, visit Hope Church Downham, 480 Whitefoot Lane, Downham, BR1 5SF.
You can call 020 8698 7945 or 07745 258 841, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.facebook.com/wdcfplus.
9 Christ Church Anerley, 197 Anerley Rd, London SE20 8ER, 020 8778 7014
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