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. Now we are coming out of lockdown restrictions, we know that some residents will still face challenges as a result  of the pandemic. Therefore we continue to support local initiatives so that they can carry 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
Social media: Facebook


Providing hot takeaway meals Mondays and Thursdays (from 2.00pm to 4.00pm), and clothes on Wednesdays (from 12.00pm to 2.00pm).
Partnership with NK Hearts and Minds and Unity Grove.

Chelsea Methodist Church

Providing hot takeaway lunch and care packages. For additional support, contact Glassdoor.

Dad's House

Open to all single dads and families. Food parcels can be picked up from the food bank, or delivered in specific cases (contact them for more details).

Dalgarno Trust

Foodbank operating every Thursday. Registration is required and can be done online or in person (between 10.00am and 1.00pm). Food bags then collected from entrance at an assigned time between 2.30pm and 6.30pm. Open to local residents only.

Community Kitchen also serving freshly-cooked hot takeway meals most weeks.

North Paddington Foodbank

Providing food parcels for collection. Delivery service is available only for those with extremely limited mobility, due to age or disability. A referral is required, and lasts for 1-3 weeks at a time. More information on how to get a referral can be found at the website below.

  • Location #1: St Luke's Church, Fernhead Rd, London W9 3EH
  • Hours: Wednesday to Friday (12.00pm to 5.00pm) collections and deliveries by appointment only
  • Location #2: Selbourne House, WECH Community Centre, Ground Fl, 36A Elgin Avenue, W9 3AZ
  • Hours: Wednesdays (11.00am to 4.00pm) collections by appointment only
  • Phone: 07932 623 443
  • Email:
  • Website: or map
  • Social media: Twitter

Notting Hill Methodist Church (Kensington and Chelsea Foodbank)

You will need a voucher from a support agency such as Citizens Advice. Once you receive this, you can exchange it for three days of emergency food.

Response Food Bank

Provide food parcel deliveries for anyone living in the South of the borough in isolation and needing food urgently. Call to arrange a delivery.


Provide food parcels with basic items (perishable and non-perishable), as well as pre-cooked meals. Limited availability at present, advance registration via telephone or email is essential.

St Columba’s Church 

ReStart Lives offers sit-in or takeaway meals for individuals who are rough sleeping, homeless or in need.

St Cuthbert's Centre (Refettorio Felix)

Produce take away lunches for vulnerable adults.

St Luke's Vestry Foodbank Club

Provide access to healthy fresh fruits and vegetables for an optional donation of £5/visit. No booking or referral needed.

St Matthew's Food Bank

Open to all. No voucher or booking needed. Each person welcome to take up to 10 items (max. 2 from each category). Coffee and tea also served.

The Parish Church of Saint Michael North Kensington

WandUK has moved and will be distributing food from this location. People are asked to register in advance, either online or in person.


Provide hot meals, food parcels and baby essentials.

Venture Centre

Operating a foodbank on Wednesdays and Saturdays (2.30pm to 5.00pm). Registration opens at 12.00pm. No referral needed. People are encouraged to bring a bag or trolley to carry items.

World's End Estate

Provide hot takeaway lunch and care packages. Chelsea Methodist Church and Venture Centre collaboration.


Food support through schools

The 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.

Last updated: 16 July 2021