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.
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.
“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.