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Covent Garden Food Bank
Partnership between: Covent Garden Community Centre @ Seven Dials club (Established 1978) & Covent Garden Dragon Hall Trust
The food bank will open again in January 2021
Support over the holidays
If a you need urgent support you can call Contact Camden on 020 7974 4444 option 9. Over the holidays the line will be open from 8 am to 6 pm on working days and operating an out of hours service on bank holidays and weekends.
42 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LA
Covent Garden Food Bank opened 30th April 2020
Covent Garden Community Centre (CGCC) & Covent Garden Dragon Hall Trust deliver community activities for those who live, work & study in the Covent Garden & Soho Villages.
The Centres share staff, expertise, resources, volunteers, strategic & business planning.
How it Came Together
Lockdown started so we moved all regular services online. After School Clubs continue via Zoom & social media with phone support for young people and parents. We make daily contact with all of our older users, sort out food shopping & medicine collection for the isolated & vulnerable, share Covid-19 information, mental health support and well being advice. Within 2 weeks staff were flat out, workload more than doubled.
We are seeing real hardship & food poverty. Many residents in our areas work in hospitality & entertainment industries, are freelance or in the gig economy – many have never claimed benefits or asked for help before.
COVENT GARDEN FOOD BANK opened on 30th April 2020, just 10 days later!
Register for the Food Bank
Our Foodbank service has been going since 30th April 2020, and is helping the local community, vulnerable people and those suffering from food poverty.
Thanks to Phil and all the volunteers who are making regular visits and doorstep deliveries.
Foodbank – Phil and his volunteers are getting food parcels and ready meals to residents in the local area. We are flexible with regards to who we can help. If you fit the following criteria, please fill in our registration form.
- Self Isolation due to symptoms
- Isolation due to vulnerable or shielded status
- Income reduction because of lockdown & crisis measures
- Income reduction while waiting for benefits to arrive
CGCC Food Bank Newsletter
Keep updated with the latest news from the Food Bank
Can you help the Covent Garden Food Bank?
Surplus food supply is not as readily available as previously – we need donations of staple foods, pasta, rice, noodles, tins, fruit and vegetables, we have freezer space so we can also take frozen food to use in the preparation of ready meals.
Please email or call to ensure there are staff on site to take your donations. We also have requests for pet food, cleaning products, hygiene products, sanitiser, shampoo & conditioner, PPE masks and gloves.
As more people go back to work we will need to recruit replacement volunteers to undertake deliveries and to help organise supplies – email or call to offer your services.
Contact Us if You Can Help!
Phone: 020 7691 1577
For more information go to www.cgcc.org.uk
We also need…
Supplies of food & ready meals, hygiene products, volunteers, transport, delivery bags, PPE – gloves & masks, cleaning products, hand sanitiser & more hours in the day!