Food banks and delivery services in Kensington and Chelsea

Food banks and delivery services in Kensington and Chelsea

Food banks and delivery services in Kensington and Chelsea

KCSC has been calling local foodbanks and other organisations to find out what food-related support is being provided during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some organisations could not be reached, so we will continue to make changes and additions to the list below as they come. Please note the information on this page was accurate the time entered and is subject to change. 

If you have more up-to-date information, please contact KCSC on 020 7243 9800 or send it to

See below more information about the different referral pathways currently available:

1. Under 65 Food Distribution Service (Updated 7 September 2020)
This service, originally set up by KCSC, in partnership with RBKC as part of the Community Resilience Group, is now being managed by the Venture Centre.  The service wil remain the same and the Venture Centre will continue to be supported by Bay 20 and SMART.

Applications for the service can be made as follows:

  • By organisations using a standard referral form which is then sent to
  • The form can be completed over the phone, by organisations or individuals calling the Council's main number on 020 7361 3000
  • Individuals can also access the referral form online via the Council website

The final date for referrals is Wednesday 16th September, and the last delivery date is Friday 18th September.

If you have any queries then please call the Venture Centre on 020 8960 3234.

2. Voluntary Sector, Agencies and Professionals helpline (V-SAP)
KCSC has launched a helpline for use by organisations and professionals wishing to refer or signpost their clients to other services. KCSC will aim to direct callers to local initiatives or find an answer to your query

V-SAP helpline: 020 7243 9804 or email

Note: This helpline is not for residents.

Read more about KCSC's helpline for organisations here.

3. Support for vulnerable and isolated residents who can afford shopping
KCSC is working with voluntary and community sector partners to co-ordinate a ‘shopping’ offer for people who are not eligible for food distribution services and can afford shopping (max £45), but are unable to do their own shopping due to vulnerability or shielding.

With the end of shielding and the reopening of shops and services this provision will now be ending on Monday 7 September 2020.

Referrals from residents and professionals will not be accepted after Monday 17 August 2020.

  • If you are a professional call 020 7243 9804 or email the completed referral form to to refer someone
  • Or if you are a resident call the Covid Hub Shopping support number on 020 7361 4025

Read more about this service here.


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