Community food clubs
Due to the current situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), the Food Club at Osborne Centre has been temporarily closed. In the meantime Osborne and Marks Gate members are welcome to attend William Bellamy Food Club which is the next closest Food Club.
What the Community Food Club offers
Join the Community Food Club and you could reduce your food shopping bill, by paying £10 per month (or £3.50 per visit) to access roughly £20 worth of shopping each week.
Membership is available for one person per household, to visit once a week and is valid for 3 months. Your membership will give you access to support from a wide range of services, providing advice on finances, health, employment, training and skills.
You will also have access to a shared community garden to grow your own produce and opportunities to work on community projects with fellow residents.
Who is eligible and how to apply
You must be a resident of the borough, on a low income or having financial difficulties. Please bring proof of your address if you come to one of our drop in sessions for joining the community food club.
You will only be able to access one site at a time during your membership. You can also apply online by clicking the button below. Once you have completed and submitted the application form online, a member of our team will contact you and update you on the progress of your application.
We need volunteers!
We need volunteers, to help us run the clubs including working in the shop, helping set up and carrying out administrative tasks and drivers to pick up deliveries from local supermarkets. Travel costs will be met. if you want to help others in the community in your spare time, learn new skills or gain great work experience for your CV, then volunteering may be just right for you
If you would like to volunteer please visit our volunteer page.
When and where
William Bellamy Children's Centre, Frizlands Lane, Dagenham, RM10 7HX
Every Monday between 11am and 4pm.
020 8724 1983
Marks Gate Community Hub, Rose Lane, Marks Gate, RM6 5NR
Every Wednesday between 11am and 1pm.
Osborne Centre, Osborne Square, RM9 5AU
Suspended until further notice
Sue Bramley Children’s Centre, Bastable Avenue, Barking, IG11 0LG
Every Friday between 12pm and 2pm.
020 8724 1983
Barking Learning Centre (BLC), 2 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7NB
Every Tuesday between 12pm and 4pm.
020 8724 8725