Food poverty exists on our doorstep

Food Bank Aid is a grassroots charity which is tackling the daily challenge of food poverty in North London. Operating as a central donation and distribution hub, we collect and purchase food, toiletries and household goods and distribute them to food banks where the need is most.

Click here to see what our food banks need this week!

More About Food Bank Aid

Supporting Food Banks in North London

As we face the worst cost of living crisis in recent memory – thousands of London households are being forced to make impossible daily choices on how to feed and provide for their families. Food banks are a lifeline.

Each week our donations support 15-20 food banks across North London, which together, help around 10,000 vulnerable people including 3,000 children.

What Makes Food Bank Aid Unique?

Filling essential gaps

From fresh fruit and vegetables to oils and spices, we provide essential ingredients to encourage nutritional home cooking which satisfies cultural and dietary needs.

To help maintain self-esteem and dignity, we supply everyday toiletries, cleaning and personal hygiene products.

Reducing food waste

We communicate regularly with our food banks about their supply challenges – the overstocking of some items and a desperate shortage of others.

By providing only what they need that week, we ensure nothing is wasted.

Connecting food banks

Our food bank managers thrive from being part of a collaborative and supportive network where they can share information and expertise to help each other.

With lack of refrigeration and storage always an issue, they use the network to quickly redistribute excess items and offload fresh goods.

Filling essential gaps

From fresh fruit and vegetables to oils and spices, we provide essential ingredients to encourage nutritional home cooking which satisfies cultural and dietary needs.

To help maintain self-esteem and dignity, we supply everyday toiletries, cleaning and personal hygiene products.

Reducing food waste

We communicate regularly with our food banks about their supply challenges – the overstocking of some items an a desperate shortage of others.

By providing only what is needed, we ensure nothing is wasted.

Connecting food banks

Our food bank managers thrive from being part of a collaborative and supportive network where they can share information and expertise to help each other.

With lack of refrigeration and storage always an issue, they use the network to quickly redistribute excess items and offload fresh goods.

50 donation drop-off points

15+ food banks supported

£2.5m goods distributed