Food Banks in Westminster

The cost of living crisis is having a huge impact on families across Westminster, leaving many struggling to cover the costs of soaring energy bills and food price increases.

We have detailed the locations in the borough where organisations are working to support local households with free and subsidised provision for families.

You can find information about how to access pantries and food banks if you are in need of support, or if you are able to, please consider donating food or money to help keep families fed and warm over winter.

Suggested items to donate: rice, pasta, biscuits, cakes, toiletries, female hygiene products, hot drinks, snacks, cleaning goods, canned food, condiments, cold drinks (not alcohol), baking ingredients




Westbourne Park Pantry

Address: Westbourne Park Baptist Church, Porchester Road, London W2 5DX

For a small weekly subscription of £5, members of this pantry will be able to have access to food, including fresh fruit and vegetables and store cupboard favourites that will often value £15-20 or more! Membership is open to the community and local families are strongly encouraged to join.

Accepting donations.

To receive items: There is currently a waiting list to become a Member.

Opening times:
Thursday: 10am – 1pm & 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Friday: 10am – 1pm

Contact email:
Contact phone: 020 7727 6019


The Abbey Centre – Community Pantry

Address: The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street ,London, SW1P 3BU

For a small weekly subscription of £4.50, members of the Community Pantry can select a number of items each week, including fresh fruit and vegetables, store cupboard favourites, household cleaning and personal hygiene items. The Community Pantry offers a sustainable and long-term way to help people make ends meet.

Accepting donations.

To receive items: The pantry is open to families living in Westminster.

To sign up for the Community Pantry, please register as a member of the Abbey Centre, then contact us at or 020 7222 0303.

Opening times:
Wednesday: 9am-1pm
Friday: 9am-1pm

Contact email:
Contact phone: 020 7222 0303


Westminster Food Bank

Address: Westminster Chapel, Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6BS

Food is donated by church members and local people (e.g. schools, businesses and charities) and stored. Volunteers sort and pack the food into food parcels. We partner with front-line care professionals, who identify people in crisis and issue them with a voucher.

Accepting donations.

To receive items: Individuals must be referred by one of the following organisations:

Opening times: Open to receive donations on Mondays and Thursdays between 9am-3.30pm.

Contact email:
Contact phone: 020 7834-1731 ext.224.


North Paddington Foodbank

Address: 57 Goldney Rd, London, W9 2AR

Our core offering is to support our local residents in need with access to money advice, and emergency income in the form of supermarket food vouchers. We are the only service to be offering this form of support in Westminster, and since moving to a ‘Cash First’ model at the start of November last year, it’s proved hugely popular, and we have been able to give households more control and dignity to choose and buy their own food.

Accepting cash donations only.

To receive items: Individuals must be referred by one of the following organisations.

  • Citizen’s Advice Bureau for anyone experiencing financial difficulty – call Freephone 0808 278 7834
  • Age UK, for people over 50yrs – call 020 3004 5610, or E-mail:
  • Asylum Aid for migrants and asylum seekers – call 020 3004 5610, or E-mail:
  • Community Living Well for all Westminster residents – call 020 3317 4200 (Wellbeing services including benefits, debt and employment advice)
  • Shelter Westminster for people with housing difficulties – call 0344 515 1540 between the hours of 9:30am – 6:00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Cardinal Hume Centre for people with children – Call between 09:30 and 13:30, Mon-Fri on 0207 227 1673 or email
  • The Passage for people who are homeless – call 020 7592 1850 or email (open Monday – Friday, 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 3:30pm)
  • Carers Network for unpaid carers – call 020 8960 3033, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm or email
  • Nucleus Legal and Debt Advice Service – Call between 10am – 4pm Mon-Fri on 020 7373 4005 or email

Opening times: Open to receive donations on Mondays and Thursdays between 9am-3.30pm.

Contact email: 
Contact phone: 07932 623443


Westminster Cost of Living Hub

Further information and resources around cost of living support for Westminster residents can be found on Westminster City Council’s website.

Click here for more information.

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