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Darul Ummah Covid-19 Hub

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Darul Ummah Hub is helping those who are elderly and vulnerable through delivering shopping, medication, hot food and befriending.  The hub is open every Tuesday and Friday 11.30-2pm.

If you have any queries, please contact Darul Ummah Hub on hub@darulummah.org.uk  or call 07342725866

Foodbank Provision 

Below is a list of contact details for foodbanks distributing food parcels to families in severe need. 

St Matthew’s Bethnal Green: The Bethnal Green Food Bank is open the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, from 10am-12pm, at St Matthew’s Church. Referrals are not necessary. Deliveries are available.

St Matthew's Row, Bethnal Green, London E2 6DT

Email:  bethnalgreenfoodbank@gmail.com.



First Love Foundation. Offering deliveries to vulnerable individuals who are self-isolating or experiencing income shock.  Fill out advance referral form https://firstlovefoundation.typeform.com/to/fmNvNC

Email contact distributor@firstlovefoundation.org.uk or call: 

St Dunstan’s Church Foodbank, Stepney:  Open for provision and donations. Provided staff remain well it will be open Tuesday 10-4pm, Wednesday 10-4pm, Thursday 10-4pm, Friday 10-4pm Saturday 10-3pm. If you would like to request a delivery call 0207 702 8685.

St Dunstan’s and All Saints, Stepney, Stepney High St, London E1 0NR,

Bow Church Foodbank: Remains open to all in need (no referrals necessary) every Monday between 9.30-12.30am. Packs of 10 items will be distributed to households in need, currently no capacity for home deliveries.

contact us by email at info@bowfoodbank.org

Want to support our local foodbanks? 

Click here to find out more information about volunteering, and here for ways to donate. 

For more information about emergency food provision in Tower Hamlets, download this guide put together by the Tower Hamlets Food Partnership. 

COVID-19 Food Parcels for over 65+ years living in Tower Hamlets: Aishah Help

There’s a lot going on at the moment, but one of the things that is making people anxious is how they will do their shopping. Aishah help have put together a project for residents of Tower Hamlets that are 65+ years, have underlying health issues and in isolation due to COVID-19.


If you are 65+ years, have underlying health issues that make you vulnerable and you require a food parcel click on the link below to register.




020 8088 7650


Food support for families over Summer 

Healthy Holidays - food available

From Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July a mixture of hot meals and weekly food bags will be available to collect from the following locations. From Monday 3 August to Friday 28 August only prepared meals will be available. Families will also be able to collect activitiy packs full of ideas, advice and inspiration to keep you active and eating well this Summer (electronic version below). 


To receive your food, simply turn up at one of the centres below, and you’ll be asked to register before you collect your food. 

Priority will be given to those receiving Free School Meals, and families with school-aged children that need food. 

From 12 noon, families with children in need can collect a free hot meal to take away. Turn up at any of the locations listed. More details here: http://orlo.uk/ILhIj

Free School Meals: Summer Holidays 

If your child(ren) are going to be receiving free school meals over the summer holidays through the Government's voucher scheme, you can download THIS guide to help you access and redeem your code. 

If you would like to view more detailed instructions, click here. 

Your voucher can be redeemed at the following stores  

  • Asda

  • M&S

  • Morrisons

  • Sainsbury’s

  • Tesco

  • Waitrose

  • Iceland

  • Aldi

Once you have received your voucher, you will be able to redeem them in store at the selected retailer by either:

  • presenting the voucher on a smartphone or tablet

  • presenting a paper copy of the voucher

If you are in urgent need of support, and are not able to access vouchers, fill out the Tower Hamlets self-referral form or call 020 7364 3030 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm).

To learn more about the support available to families, and help with redeeming food vouchers, contact Tower Hamlets Council's Family Information Service on 020 7364 6495, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

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Food Deliveries

If you are self-isolating and struggling to get out to buy food, click here for a list of local suppliers who will do door to door deliveries. 


Why not also have a look at Dishpatch. It's an online directory that allows you to search for local independent food and drink suppliers that offer a delivery service. 

The site is easy to use. Simply enter your postcode and the type of produce you’re looking for and you'll see a list of retailers who operate in your area.



We are a group of local residents in Shadwell representing a number of local institutions (churches, mosques, community groups). 

This website exists to coordinate local efforts to support our community, and to identify gaps in provision – however big or small. We also want this to be a place that individuals can be connected up with others at this most challenging of times. 

St Mary's Cable Street

St Paul's Shadwell

Darul Ummah Mosque

St Paul's School, Whitechapel 

St George's Estate TRA

St George in the East Church

Oblate Retreat Centre 

Open Table 

Women 100 

E1 Community Church

Centre for Theology and Community 

Please let us know if you are a Shadwell based organisation interested in joining us. 

If you'd like to find out more, join our mailing list:

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