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Information on help with shopping and food
To make sure that residents can access their weekly shopping, the Council is funding and collaborating with community providers and organisations. You can find details on the range of food and shopping support available on this page. We are currently in the process of adding offers to this page so please check back shortly for more information.
Food and hot meals support
The Council has been working with voluntary and community organisations throughout the pandemic to make sure that all residents have access to food.
With Christmas and New Year providing additional challenges for families, we are supporting local initiatives so that they can carry on delivering their invaluable work. This includes foodbanks to help our residents meet their food needs this winter.
You can find more details about food support by calling our Covid-19 Hub on 020 7361 4326, Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm.
The Council has also signed up to the Covid Community Campaign, launched by London Councils, the Mayor of London, and leading food poverty charities and supported by Councils across London.
Bay 20 Community Kitchen
- Address: 71 St Marks Road, W10 6JG.
- Phone: 020 3579 0384
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.bay20.org
- Monday to Friday, 2pm to 5pm Serving mainly vegetarian meals. No registration needed. Food is served on a first come first serve basis. On Thursdays, Bay 20 runs a Street Kitchen giving toiletries, tinned goods, pasta and hot drinks.
Dalgarno Trust foodbank and community kitchen
- Address: 1 Webb Close, Dalgarno Way, W10 5QB.
- Phone: 020 8969 6300
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.dalgarnotrust.org.uk/our-programmes/foodbank/
- Every Thursday, 10am to 1pm for registration in person, followed by food bag collection between 2pm and 4pm. Community Kitchen serves hot meals from 1pm. You can also register online
Kensington and Chelsea Food Bank (Notting Hill Methodist Church)
- Address: 240 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, W11 4AH
- Phone: 020 3728 9003
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://nottinghillmc.org.uk/foodbank/
- Every Tuesday, 11am to 1pm and Friday 1pm to 3pm. You will need a voucher from a support agency such as Citizens Advice. Once you receive this, you can exchange it for a minimum of three days emergency food.
Venture Centre and Wand UK - a local hub operating a food bank
- Address: Venture Centre, Faraday House, 103a Wornington Rd, W10 5YB
- Phone: 020 8960 3234
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
- Website: https://www.venturecentre.org.uk/
- Every Wednesday and Saturday, 2pm to 6pm. Registration opens at 12pm.
- Address: 51 Philbeach Gardens, Kensington, SW5 9EB
- Phone: 020 7835 1389
- Website: https://www.refettoriofelix.com/
- Monday to Friday, 12pm to 1pm. Takeaway lunches for vulnerable adults. No registration is required.
- Address: 22 Lillie Road, SW6 1TS
- Phone: 07765 183504
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org (CEO)
- Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm. Provides takeaway food, or delivery to those who are unable to leave home. For single dads and all families.
Chelsea Methodist Church (on King’s Road)
- Address: 155A King's Rd, Chelsea, SW3 5TX
- Phone: 020 7352 9305
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.chelseafulhammethodist.org/covid-19
- Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm
ReStart LIVES at St Columba’s Church
- Address: St Columba's Church, Pont Street, Knightsbridge, SW1X 0BD
- Phone: 07387 727139
- Website: https://restartlives.org/services-during-covid-19/
- Every Friday 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Hosts weekly drop-ins with cooked meals.
- Address: 15 Gertrude St, Chelsea, London SW10 0JN
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 020 7368 7503
- Website: www.smartlondon.org.uk/
- Every Wednesday and Friday Every Wednesday and Friday (running a foodbank and preparing cooked meals with assigned slots. To register, call and leave a message, or send an email).
St Luke's Mutual Aid Food Bank Club
- Address: St Luke's & Christ Church, Sydney Street, The Vestry, SW3 6NH
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.mutualaidkc.com/foodbank-club
- Tuesdays, 12pm to 2pm. Provides access to healthy fresh fruits and vegetables for an optional donation of £5 a visit. Register on the website or via email.
Tabernacle Christian Centre (Tender Loving Care Foodbank and support services)
- Address: 210 Latimer Road,W10 6QY
- Phone: 020 8960 5289 or 0778 951130
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.tabernaclechristiancentre.org/
- Wednesdays from 4pm to 5.50pm for the collection of care packages (fruit, vegetables, groceries and toiletries) from the church. Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm for delivery of care packages to shielding or vulnerable families. Sundays from 1pm to 2pm foodbank for church parishioners only. Catchment area: Dalgarno, Golborne, St Helen's, and Grenfell families in Notting Dale.
The SPACE (Food Hub)
Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) food offer
The Council has worked with Venture Centre, Westway Community Transport and Age UK Kensington and Chelsea, supported by Kensington and Chelsea Social Council, to help residents gain access to their shopping should they be isolated due to health conditions or their social situation being affected by Coronavirus. The VCS will then pick up residents’ shopping and deliver it to them safely. Residents will only need to pay for the cost of their shopping.
Separate offers are available to support residents who need help affording their shopping. Details on these offers will be available shortly on this page.
The service is for:
- People asked to self-isolate by the track and trace system or because they know they have been in contact with someone with Covid-19, or with Covid-19 symptoms.
- People with Covid-19 at the time of the referral.
- People who are ‘clinically vulnerable’ or in the ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ cohort (the Shielded group)
- People self-isolating and without support in the community for support with food supplies
- Those who are digitally excluded to shop online (no access to the internet)
- Those with and without the means to pay for food (those without the means will be supported by the Covid Hub to access the Local Support Payment).
To refer yourself or someone you know to the service, call the Council’s Covid-19 Hub on 020 7361 4326. The phoneline is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.
The Hub team will then send the referrals to AgeUK Kensington and Chelsea who will direct the resident to the most suitable support to meet their needs.
Organisations will work in partnership with the Council to ensure this approach operates and integrates fully with wider food and support systems including foodbanks, for which vouchers will be issued if appropriate.
Additionally, those self-isolating may be entitled to apply for a one-off grant of up to £500.
Christmas in a Box
The Council is supporting Christmas in a Box and has committed to donating £18k to the project. Boxes will go to those in need in Kensington and Chelsea, including every family on Free School Meals.
Food support through schoolsThe Council is providing funding for Free School Meals vouchers, to be delivered via schools, for all eligible children.
If you are the parent or guardian of an eligible child, you should have been made aware of this funding by your child’s school.
If you haven’t been contacted by your child’s school, and you think you might be eligible for Free School Meals vouchers, please contact the school directly.