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 food 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 as destitute by our Food Bank Manager. Please get in contact with Helen via email:

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

The Food Bank 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.

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.

Where & When

Helping Hands FoodBank

St. Peter's Church
Eltham Road
SE12 8HQ

Saturday mornings 10am-12pm


Interested in helping out?

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

Food Bank Manager