What we do

What we do

We give food, support and advice to people who are facing crisis in their lives. From the moment someone walks into one of our foodbank centres, we sit down with them to listen to their story and understand how we can help them get their life back on track. We work together with our partners, to help people transform their lives and build stronger communities.


We work to tackle hidden hunger in Tower Hamlets, by providing emergency food support to people facing crisis.

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Together with our partners, we provide advice and support to help people get back on the path to living sustainable lives.

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What we do in numbers


Food for children

Since 2010, we have provided over 9000 allocations of emergency food, with nearly half of all food going to feed children.


Referrals due to delayed income

Almost 40% of referrals to our Advice & Support service in the first 6 months of 2015 have been for help to resolve a delay in payment of benefits.


First time visits

In the first six months of 2015, nearly 70% of all people referred to Tower Hamlets Foodbank and our Advice & Support service did not need assistance beyond their first visit.

Meet Alfred

Alfred was unemployed and only had £10 a week to spend on food when he was referred to the Tower Hamlets Foodbank. Today, he’s had a job for two years and has never looked back.


“I have come so far and now have a very good positive path. I now have something to be happy for.”

mother of one

“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

“I will dedicate my life to help other people. I can now see my future and my kids’ future.”

mother of two

We can't do it alone

We work in partnership with the Child Poverty Action Group, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and a network of over 250 external agencies. Together, with our corporate partners and volunteers, we transform lives as we work towards building a stronger community.

Want to Refer Someone?

If your organisation would like to refer someone in crisis, get in touch to find out how you can partner with us.


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