Who We Support

We Support North London Food Banks

Food Bank Aid currently supports 15-20 food banks in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Herts and Islington which together, help around 10,000 vulnerable people including 3,000 children every week.

As we expand we will cover more areas and help more people. Since we started in April 2020, we have given over £2.5m worth of goods to help households in need.

We are a community-led charity which supports all denominations and demographics.

Without Food Bank Aid I would not have not have been able to keep the food bank running. Every time their cars arrive it feels like Naomi has created a miracle.

Ringcross Community Centre Food Bank

Food poverty in London

Food poverty can affect anyone at any time. If the Pandemic has taught us anything it’s that our circumstances can change in the blink of an eye. Food banks report that there are more end-users from diverse and new at-risk groups – newly redundant, bereaved, self-employed, mentally or physically unwell and displaced people.

Nationwide there are more food banks than there are branches of McDonalds with London having the highest level of food poverty in the country. According to a report from the Mayor of London, more than 2.3 million Londoners live below the poverty line and 33% of adults have skipped meals to save money so that their children can eat.

It’s a perfect storm: COVID-19, universal credit cuts, the end of the Furlough scheme, increased costs of energy, food, fuel and NI means many families – employed and unemployed – face food insecurity and are unable to obtain an adequate and nutritious diet.

London was the only region where the number of food parcels distributed more than doubled between 2019-20 and 2020-21.

Trussell Trust