Food banks provide an emergency supply of food, typically basic provisions and non-perishable items, free of charge to people in need.

Please ensure you contact the foodbank before visiting and note the opening times as this will vary depending on the organisation. 

For the longer term you may be interested in buying your groceries at the Ilford Community Grocery. Join this grocery for £5 a year and you can buy 12 items for just £5. It is located at 25-29 Clements Rd, Ilford. It is open Monday through to Friday 9:30-4:30.

More details:  

Redbridge Foodbank

If you wish to get help from the foodbank, you will need to have a foodbank voucher issued by a local agencies such as Citizens Advice, housing support officers, children’s centres, health visitors, social services and some local charities. For more information visit Redbridge foodbank website 

Find your nearest foodbank

Contact details 


Telephone: 0208 518 0056

Chapters Foodbank

Address: 29 Telegraph Mews, Ilford IG3 8TA

Opening times: Food bank by appointment only


Telephone: 07971 124 862