Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by foodbanks is donated. ‘Supermarket Collections’ are one of the main ways that food is donated: These are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.
Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.
Open Monday and Saturday 1pm - 4pm
Who to contact
- 07753 222 755 07753 222 755
- Islington Foodbank
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- Highbury Roundhouse Youth and Community Centre
71, Ronalds Road
- N5 1XB
Time / date details
- Opening times/date
- Open Monday and Saturday 1pm - 4pm. Over Christmas 2019 open Monday 23 and Saturday 28 December (referral only).