Tower Hamlets Foodbank
Each donation to the Tower Hamlets foodbank goes a long way to help make a difference to the lives of people facing crisis.
About First Love Foundation
We believe no one has to face crisis alone. Since 2010, we’ve helped thousands of people in one of the UK’s most deprived boroughs get their lives back on track with our highly regarded, bespoke, Enabling Lives Programme, which provides instant access to high quality advice, support and food at the point of need.
Our holistic model and solution-oriented approach works to restore dignity, build resilience and reconnects individuals to society in order to find a path to purpose.
Tower Hamlets in numbers
most deprived ranking*
Out of the 326 local authorities in England Tower Hamlets is 99% more deprived than all others.
* IMD 2010
Children living in poverty*
Tower Hamlets has the highest rate of child poverty in London
*End Child Poverty 2016
Low income households*
Out of all Tower Hamlets’ households, 14% have a combined income of £15,000 per year.
*CACI 2017 data
Disparity of income*
A fifth of Tower Hamlets’ residents are paid less than the Living Wage (£13,650) which is 86% less than an average Canary Wharf worker’s salary.
*London Poverty Profile
How you can help
Want to help the local community? There are different ways to get involved.
We know that not everyone has the time to volunteer with us or organise a food collection. You can help us support people in crisis by donating money today.
We are now accepting applications for volunteering at our warehouse (Tuesday evenings) and our crisis centres (Tuesday evenings + Friday daytime).
If you would like to support our work in this way, please fill out your information on the Contact Us page and we will be in touch within 5 working days with more information on how you can get involved!
We always need donations of non-perishable foods and toiletries. From a few cans to an office food collection, we appreciate every donation and it goes a long way to make a difference.
Help us transform lives – from crisis to sustainably. There is no limit to what you can do, from a bake sale to a 10k run your efforts will help give a local person in crisis much more than food, but hope for the future.
“I feel like I have a voice and I feel like my voice is being heard. It’s not a whisper anymore.”
single mum of three
“I’m so very grateful to the First Love Foundation charity – and for the great and important work that they do for other people.”
mother of two
“I think you need to walk a mile in somebody’s shoes before you start judging them because everyone’s situation is different.”
single mother of one
We can't do it alone
We work with the Child Poverty Action Group, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and a network of over 250 organisations. Together, with our corporate partners, volunteers, local schools and churches we transform lives and work towards building a stronger community.