It is with some sadness that we would like to confirm that the Square Mile Food bank finally ceased operations on the 11th of December.
We were set up by Age UK City of London as a Covid emergency response. The Corporation of London, as our local authority, has decided that it is time to move to a ‘steady state’ food bank provision in the City, and we have now transferred our beneficiaries to other established food banks in neighbouring boroughs.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you so very much for all the donations we have received from you over the last 9 months of operation. We have been truly humbled by the generosity of our neighbours and could not have achieved a fraction of what we have without your continued support.
If you require support, there are various options, depending on the assistance you require and where you live. If you are based in the Square Mile, your best course of action is to contact City Advice, who will be able to make an official referral to another food bank if appropriate. They may also be able to help with further advice.
For City of London Residents:
They are able to refer people in need to food banks, as well as assisting with other advice.
Call: 020 7392 2919
Border of City and Islington For residents on Golden Lane Estate and South Islington
St Luke’s Community Centre,
90 Central Street,
Information Helpline 020 7549 8181 from 9.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday.
We Are Islington Helpline
This has been set up for residents who may be struggling to cope at the moment, or concerned about someone they know. Please ask them to contact 020 7527 8222. Lines are open every day from 9am – 5pm.
Minicom: 0207 527 1900.
If you are in food need, other options are:
• The People’s Army Islington (works in partnership with The Angel Baptist church)
The Angel Baptist Church
4 Chadwell Street
London EC1R 1XA :
No appointment necessary, they provide cooked meals and food bank parcels (Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3pm – 5pm)
• Bethnal Green Foodbank
St Matthew’s Bethnal Green
St Matthew’s Row
London E2 6DT :
020 7739 7586 (Opening Hours, Wednesdays 2pm – 7pm)
• Bromley-by-Bow Community Centre
St Leonard’s Street
London E3 3BT :
07934 734 603 (Opening Hours, Mondays 08:30am – 12:30pm, inc. Bank Holidays)