Helping Hands Foodbank

About the Helping Hands Foodbank

The Helping Hands FoodBank is the only food bank in Lewisham providing sustained support for refugee, asylum-seeker, and vulnerable migrant families who are struggling to feed themselves.

Our FoodBank provides parcels of food and toiletries of varying sizes, depending on the size of the family they are designed to support. They typically translate to one meal a day for the whole family.

In order to access the FoodBank, you must be assessed as destitute by our FoodBank Manager. Please get in contact with Iolanda via email:

Though mainly catering to families who live in Lewisham or Greenwich, we endeavour to help all referred refugees in need of support.

Once registered, members are able to use the Foodbank for a period of 6 months.

The Foodbank itself is run more like a community centre, with members encouraged to stay for the whole morning. We have an array of refreshments to enjoy and activities such as Sewing club and English Lessons.

Where to Find Us

The FoodBank is open throughout the year on Saturday mornings, 10am-12pm. 

Helping Hands FoodBank

Church of the Good Shepherd with St. Peter, Lee

Eltham Road, Lee

London SE12 8HQ

Donating Food Supplies

The Food Bank would not be able to operate without generous donations from the community – individuals, families and businesses. To find out more about how to donate food and toiletries to help sustain the service, please email

Alternatively, you can use the donate button (at the top of the screen) to help us purchase food items when we are low on stock.

Helping Hands Foodbank Newsletter November – December 2018

Helping Hands Foodbank Leaflet

community dinner 22nd of September pack