Food Bank

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

About the Food Bank

Our Food Bank provides parcels of fresh food, vouchers and toiletries. Typically this translates to one meal a day for the whole family.

In order to access the Food Bank, you must be assessed by our Food Bank Co-ordinator. Please get in contact by completing the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Though mainly catering to families who live in Lewisham or Greenwich, we accept referrals for and assess any asylum seekers, refugees, or vulnerable migrant families with no recourse to public funds in need of support.

The Food Bank itself is run more like a community centre, with members encouraged to stay for the whole morning and enjoy our array of refreshments. Our Food Bank Programme also includes our Allotment of Refuge and  art@home group.

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 complete the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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.

Where & When

Helping Hands Food Bank

St. Peter's Church
Eltham Road
SE12 8HQ

Alternate Saturday mornings, 10am-12pm


Interested in helping out?

If you are interested in helping out by donating, volunteering, or fundraising, Get Involved!

Food Bank Co-ordinator