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COVID-19: Help with shopping and food

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.

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.

Winter 2020/2021 provided additional challenges for families and we have been supporting local initiatives so that they can carry on delivering their invaluable work. This includes foodbanks to help our residents meet their food needs. 

Foodbanks and support organisations local to Kensington and Chelsea

All Saints Notting Hill

  • Operating a foodbank. No referral needed.
  • Hours: Fridays (10.00am to 11.00am)
  • Address: Clydesdale Road, Notting Hill, W11 1JE
  • Phone: 020 7727 5919
  • Website: www.allsaintsnottinghill.org.uk
  • Social media: Facebook

North Paddington Foodbank

Foodbank operating a collection service for those who are able to come in, and a delivery service for those who are self-isolating, have a disability, or are unable to go in person.

A referral is required and lasts for three weeks. More information on how to get a referral can be found on the website.

Portobello Green, The Tent

  • Soup kitchen on Mondays (4.00pm to 7.00pm) offering soup, snacks, tea and coffee.
  • Partnership with Unity Grove and NK Hearts and Minds.
  • Address: Under the Canopy, Portobello Road, London, W10 5TD
  • Social media: Twitter

Wiltshire Close Adventure Playground

'Grab-and-go' food parcels distributed to families with school aged children who live in or attend schools in the borough.

  • Led by the Venture Centre.
  • Hours: Fridays (1.00pm to 3.00pm)
  • Address: Wiltshire Close, SW3 3NS
  • Social media: Facebook
  • *Last reviewed: 9 March 2021

World's End Estate (Flashpoint Centre Play)

'Grab-and-go' food parcels distributed to families with school aged children who live in or attend schools in the borough.

  • Led by the Venture Centre in partnership with Chelsea Methodist Church.
  • Hours: Thursdays (1.00pm to 3.00pm)
  • Address: Worlds End Estate, Blantyre Street, SW10 0DS
  • Social media: Facebook

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.

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.