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Thank you so much for checking this page before donating food. We update it regularly so you can see what's most needed at the moment.

Changes due to impact of coronavirus

From 30 March, our five centres across Wandsworth are closed, and we’re switching to home delivery only. This temporary measure means we can continue providing emergency food to local people, while keeping everyone as safe as possible.

As our centres are closed, we’re asking people not to deliver food directly to us for now. Thanks so much.

You can still give vital help

We know the next few weeks and months are going to be busy at the food bank, especially as the impact of coronavirus hits local people. Could you:

These are the most effective ways to help others at the moment, while helping everyone – including you – stay as safe as possible. Thank you.

What food do we need?

You can see the food we currently most need online at Bankuet, a social enterprise that’s helping people donate to food banks like ours.  You can also visit ‘What’s in a Food Parcel?’ to see the food items we can accept.

Our food collection points at local supermarkets are still there, which some of our wonderful team and volunteers will continue to collect each week. Please see the table below for our various collection point locations:

Location of food donation point     Opening hours Comments
Online, via 24 hrs Online
St Mark’s Church, Battersea Rise *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Reception, Boutflower Road entrance
St Michael’s Church Cafe, Southfields *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Near cafe till
Christ Church Balham Offices (15 Chestnut Grove) *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* In wheely bin donation point!
ASDA Clapham Junction 24 hrs (11-4 Sun) Main Entrance
Waitrose Putney Exchange, Southside & Clapham Junction 0800 – 2000 Near store entrances
Sainsbury’s Putney (2-6 Werter Road) 0700-2100 Near store entrance
Sainsbury’s Wandsworth (Garratt Lane Superstore) 0700 – 2300 Near customer service
Sainsbury’s Balham (Balham High Road) 0700-2300 On left inside carpark entrance
Coop Northcote Road 0700-2200 Near tills


Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.

Last year, over 64 tonnes of food was generously donated by the public. Thank you!

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