Community food clubs

You could reduce your food shopping bill by having access to roughly £20 worth of shopping each week.

What the Community Food Club offers 

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. 

Apply to Join the Community Food Club 

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

Heath Community Hub, Frizlands Lane, Dagenham, RM10 7HX

Every Wednesday between 12pm and 4pm.

Heath location map.

020 8724 1924


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

Every Wednesday between 11am and 1pm.

Marks Gate location map

020 8270 4165


Osborne Centre, Osborne Square, RM9 5AU

Suspended until further notice

Sue Bramley Community Hub, Bastable Avenue, Barking, IG11 0LG

Every Friday between 12pm and 2pm.

Sue Bramley location map.  

020 8270 6619


Barking Learning Centre (BLC), 2 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7NB

Every Tuesday between 12pm and 4pm.

BLC location map.  

020 8724 8725 and 020 8724 8722


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