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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

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. 

You will only be able to access one site at a time during your membership.  

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 12pm and 4pm.

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020 8724 1924

Email: cfc.wbcc@lbbd.gov.uk

Marks Gate Community Hub, Rose Lane, Marks Gate, RM6 5NR

Suspended until further notice

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.

See on a map.  

020 8270 6619

Email: Cfc.sb@lbbd.gov.uk

Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7NB

Every Tuesday between 12pm and 4pm.

See on a map.  

020 8724 8725

Email: Cfc.blc@lbbd.gov.uk

Find your nearest Community Food Club