In response to the rising levels of food poverty in our community, BDCA and Bonny Downs Baptist Church teamed up to launch a distribution centre for Newham Foodbank in 2013.
Our team of local volunteers provide emergency food parcels and a free hot lunch for people who cannot afford to feed themselves and their children.
Here is a short video by local film maker Jeremy Acott showing our service in action
If you are in need of an emergency food parcel
If you are struggling to afford food then please book an appointment with a frontline care professional who knows about your situation. For example: your doctor, social worker, a family support worker at your child’s school or your job centre case worker.
These people will be able to assess your situation and issue you with an emergency food voucher which you can then bring along to any of the Trussell Trust foodbank centres in Newham to collect your free parcel of 3 day’s worth of food.
If you come to our foodbank, you will also be offered the chance to book a free 1-2-1 debt/benefit advice appointment to help you move forward.
If you would like to support our foobank
- Milk (UHT or powdered)
- Sugar (500g)
- Fruit Juice (Carton)
- Pasta sauces
- Sponge pudding (tinned)
- Rice pudding (tinned)
- Tea bags / instant coffee
- Instant mash potato
- Tinned meat/fish
- Tinned vegetables
- Tinned fruit
- Biscuits/snack bars
- Veg protein
- Disposable razors
- Sanitary products
- Shower gel
- Washing Powder
- Washing up liquid
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about our foodbank.