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Foodbanks (Lambeth)

Overview

The foodbanks in Lambeth are known as Norwood & Brixton Foodbank.

The foodbanks provide three days of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.

They are part of a nationwide network of food banks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

The foodbank works with a range of local agencies that meet people at risk of going hungry. Citizens Advice, children’s centres and health visitors are just some of those who can refer people to the foodbank by issuing them with a foodbank voucher. If you think that your organisation could help people by referring them to the foodbank, please get in touch to discuss becoming a registered voucher holder.

A typical food parcel contains a minimum of 3 days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable, tinned and dried foods that have been donated by the local community. A typical food parcel includes breakfast cereal, soup, pasta, rice, pasta sauce, baked beans, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, instant mash, UHT milk, tea, coffee, sugar, tinned dessert and biscuits. Some food banks also provide fresh produce if they are able to.

The foodbank can usually adapt your food parcel to suit your dietary needs. The foodbank will adapt your food parcel according to the number of adults and children indicated on your voucher. They will also endeavour to provide foods that are age-appropriate and in suitable quantities for your children. They can sometimes offer baby foods, but not SMA milk.

The foodbank may be able to deliver your food parcel to your home, especially if you have mobility needs or are unwell. Please discuss this with the agency that refers you and get in touch with the food bank directly to discuss this.

There are three food banks in the Norwood and Brixton area. Details of these can be found below.

West Dulwich Hub:

Emmanuel Church, 96 Clive Rd, West Dulwich, SE21 8BU
Opening times: Thursday 11:00 – 14:00

 

Streatham Hub:

Immanuel and St Andrew’s Church, 452 Streatham High Road, London, SW16 3PY

Opening times: Tuesday 12:00 – 14:00
 
South London Warehouse:

St Margaret’s Church, Barcombe Avenue, Streatham, London SW2 3BH
Opening times: Mon – Fri  9.30 – 14.30 & Saturdays 9.30 – 14.30
OPEN TO DELIVER DONATIONS: Mon – Fri 9.30am – 2.30pm & Saturday 9.30am – 11am

Contact Details

Phone:
07722 121 108

Email:
[email protected]

Website:
https://norwoodbrixton.foodbank.org.uk/

Address:
SOUTH LONDON WAREHOUSE c/o St Margaret's Church Barcombe Avenue Streatham Hill SW2 3BH

Other Info

Opening times:
See above details for different distribution centres.

Costs:
Free

Disabled Access:

Directions:
South London Warehouse - Nearest rail station: Streatham Hill Bus: P13

Other information:
Registered Charity Number 1151274

Last updated:
22nd June 2022

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