Food Banks in Kensington and Chelsea

KCSC is contacting local food banks and other organisations which provide food-related support in Kensington and Chelsea to obtain regular updates on provision in the borough. Information is updated every two weeks.

Please note the information on this page was accurate at the time entered and is subject to change. If you have more up-to-date information, please let us know as soon as possible by calling KCSC on 020 7243 9800 or sending it to info@kcsc.org.uk.

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Age UK Kensington and Chelsea (Shopping Service)
Group shopping session (taking up to 5 hours) open to residents 55 years of age and over, who are unable to go to the shops on their own, but are able to pay for their own shopping. A minibus picks individuals up from their home and takes them to the local supermarket. Individuals must go through an assessment with Age UK to ensure they meet the criteria. There is a contribution of £2 towards transport for the trip.
Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Contact: Guy Simpson at 020 8969 9105 or gsimpson@aukc.org.uk
Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/kensingtonandchelsea/our-services/group-shopping-trips/
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022

All Saints Notting Hill
Only on the last Friday of each month. Providing food items and toiletries. No referral needed.
Hours: 10am - 11am 
Address: Clydesdale Road, Notting Hill, W11 1JE
Phone: 020 7727 5919
Website: www.allsaintsnottinghill.org.uk/
Social media: Facebook, Twitter
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022

Bay20 Closed Monday 29 August
Providing hot takeaway meals on Thursdays (from 2pm to 4pm). Tea and coffee available Monday to Friday (from 11am to 4pm), sometimes with pastries.
Partnership with NK Hearts and Minds and Unity Grove.
Citizens Advice service available Tuesday (from 12pm - 3pm)
Address: 71 St Marks Road, W10 6JG
Phone: 020 3579 0384
Email: info@bay20.org
Website: https://www.bay20.org/
Social media: Twitter
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022

Chelsea Methodist Church - Closed until 9 September
Drop-ins open from 9.00am to 12.30pm, with access to showers and toilet facilities, free laundry service, postal service and care packages made available. Guests can seek advice and receive clothing, a hot meal, drinks and snacks. Debt advice service operates on Tuesday morning.
Hot lunches to eat in or takeaway served from 12.30 to 1.15pm.
Hours: Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays
Address: 155A King's Rd, Chelsea, SW3 5TX.
Phone: 020 7352 9305
Email: info@chelseamethodist.org.uk
Website: https://www.chelseafulhammethodist.org/community
Social media: Twitter, Instagram
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022

Dads House
Foodbank. Open to single dads, single mums and families. If referring someone, please contact Billy (number below) first. Free Family Law Legal advice clinic twice a week – phone to make an appointment.
Hours: Monday to Friday (10am to 1.30pm). 
Address: 22 Lillie Road, SW6 1TS
Phone: 07765 183 504
Email: info@dadshouse.org.uk or Foodbank manager: luke.tydeman@dadshouse.org.uk
Website: https://www.dadshouse.org.uk/
Social media: Twitter, Instagram
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022

Dalgarno Trust
Foodbank operating every Thursday. Registration is required and can be done in person on the day (between 10am and 1:30pm), however you can download and fill in the form in advance if you prefer. Food bags then collected from entrance at an assigned time between 2.30pm and 6.30pm. Due to increased demand, the foodbank is open to local residents only. Please be prepared to show proof of address, and if you have children in your household, please show proof (e.g. child benefit statement).
Address: 1 Webb Close, Dalgarno Way, W10 5QB
Phone: 020 8969 6300
Email: pam@dalgarnotrust.org.uk
Website: www.dalgarnotrust.org.uk/our-programmes/foodbank/
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022

Kensington and Chelsea Foodbank
You will need a voucher from a support agency such as Citizens Advice. Once you receive this, you can exchange it for a minimum of three days emergency food. Basic toiletries are also available. More information on how to get help can be found by visiting the website below.
Hours: Tuesdays (11am to 1pm) and Fridays (1pm to 3pm)
Address: Notting Hill Methodist Church, 240 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, W11 4AH
Phone: 020 3728 9003
Email: info@kensingtonchelsea.foodbank.org.uk
Website: https://kensingtonchelsea.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/how-to-get-help/
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022

Response Food Bank Closed Thursday 25 August - Thursday 1 September 
Provide food parcels for collection for anyone living in the South of the borough. Call to arrange an appointment.
Community Collection food bank on Thursdays 11am - 1.30pm.
Also on Saturday 20 August and Saturday 27 August from 12pm to 2pm.
Address: 300 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 9JF
Phone: 020 7370 4606 or 07308 015 983 (hotline number)
Website: https://www.responseprojects.org.uk/
*Last reviewed: 17 August 2022

RESART LIVES at St Columba’s Church
Offer sit down meals for individuals who are rough sleeping, homeless or in need.
They also offer one-to-one appointments and provide help and support for those looking to return to employment and independent living. (This is not held at the church, but at RESTART's HQ/office - address and details shared on appointment basis only). 
Hours: Fridays (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
Address: St Columba's Church, Pont Street, Knightsbridge, SW1X 0BD
Phone: 020 3778 1518
Website: https://restartlives.org/our-programme/
Social Media: TwitterInstagram 
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022

SMART
Provide food parcels with basic items (perishable and non-perishable), sometimes includes pre-cooked meals. Limited availability at present, advance booking via telephone or email is essential.
Hours: Wednesdays (assigned slots between 1pm and 4pm)
Address: The Basement 15 Gertrude St, Chelsea, SW10 0JN
Phone: 07341 560 625
Email: sarah.wilson@smartlondon.org.uk
Website: https://www.smartlondon.org.uk/
Social Media: Twitter
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022

St Cuthbert's Centre (Refettorio Felix) Closed Monday 29 August
Offer takeaway and seated lunches for vulnerable adults.
Hours: Monday to Friday (Takeaway between 12pm to 1pm. Seated service doors open at 12pm, lunch served from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.)
Address: 51 Philbeach Gardens, Kensington, SW5 9EB
Phone: 020 7835 1389
Website: https://www.refettoriofelix.com/
Social media: Twitter
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022

St Luke's Vestry Food Bank Club
Provide access to healthy fresh fruits and vegetables for an optional donation of £3/visit. No booking or referral needed.
Hours: Tuesdays (12pm to 2pm)
Address: St Luke's & Christ Church, Sydney Street, The Vestry, SW3 6NH
Email: chelseafoodbankclub@gmail.com
Social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Website: https://chelseaparish.org/community-outreach/food-bank-club/
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022

St Matthew's Food Bank - Closed in August
Open to all. No voucher or booking needed. Each person welcome to take up to 10 items (max. 2 from each category). Coffee and tea also served.
This foodbank will be closed during the Month of August 2022 for summer break. 
Hours: Wednesdays (4pm to 6pm)
Address: 29 St Petersburgh Place, W2 4LA
Phone: 020 7229 2192
Website: https://www.stmatthewsbayswater.org.uk/foodbank.html
Social Media: Facebook
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022

St Michael's North Kensington
WAND UK distributing food from this location. People are asked to register in advance, either online or in person. Read more here.
Hours: Tuesdays - Registration from 10.30am - Collection between 2.30pm and 4.30pm 
Address: 35 St Lawrence Terrace, W10 5SR
Phone: 020 8962 4132 or 07813 485 607
Email: info@wanduk.org
Website: https://www.wanduk.org/community-food-delivery-goody-bags/
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022

The SPACE - Closed from 15 August to 2 September
Community market (food, including fruit and vegetables) operating on Mondays - ticketing from 11am, and open until stocks last.
Food Hub serving hot food, fruit and vegetables on Saturdays - ticketing from 1.30pm, and serving from 2pm until stocks last.
Baby bank operating on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 4pm.
*Some deliveries possible, depending on availability.
Address: 214 Freston Road, W10 6TT
Phone: 0800 047 8161
Email: office@214space.org.uk
Website: www.214space.org
Social media: TwitterInstagram, Facebook
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022

Venture Centre
Foodbank operating on Saturdays, 12pm to 4pm. Registration from 12pm to 1pm.  No referral needed. People are encouraged to bring a bag or trolley to carry items.
Lunch (cooked meals) served on Wednesdays at 12.45pm. Opportunity to indulge in a free warm meal and chat with neighbours and friends.
Address: Venture Centre, 103a Wornington Rd, W10 5YB
Phone: 020 8960 3234
Email: john@venturecentre.org.uk
Website: https://www.venturecentre.org.uk/
Social media: Facebook
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022

World's End Estate (at Flashpoint Community Centre)
Foodbank operated by Venture Centre.
Hours: Thursdays (registration from 12pm to 2pm; collection on arrival)
Address: Worlds End Estate, SW10 0DX
Phone: 020 7352 9305
Email: john@venturecentre.org.uk
*Last reviewed: 15 August 2022