Get emergency food parcels if you are temporarily unable to provide for yourself.

There are a number of food banks in Barking and Dagenham that can provide emergency food parcels to help people who are temporarily unable to provide for themselves. Some of them require you to obtain a voucher in order to receive a food parcel, so check with them before you visit.  Contact details are listed below.  

If you are pregnant or have a child under four years old you could get Healthy Start food vouchers to help buy some basic foods. 

Barking & Dagenham food banks and food clubs

 Food bank


Additional information

Al Madina Mosque

The Hive, Community Building, 2 Victoria Rd, Barking, IG11 8PY

Fridays 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Al Noor Food Bank

170 Gascoigne Rd, Barking, IG11 7LH

Sunday mornings

Food packages

Barking Food Bank

Elim Church, 93 Axe St, Barking IG11 7LZ


Dagenham Christians Together / Dagenham Library Community Hub

The Church Elm Hub, Dagenham Library, 1, Church Elm Lane. Dagenham, RM10 9QS

Community Food Club:

Thursdays and Fridays 11am to 1pm. (Self-referrals or agency referrals can be made through the LBBD website).

Dagenham Food Bank

RCCG House Of Faith Connections., The Beacon, 104 New Road,  Dagenham, Essex, RM9 6PE


Dagenham Foodbank (Trussell Trust)

RCCG HOFC, The BEACON, 104 New Road, Dagenham, RM9 6PE

Living Hope Centre, The Old Dagenham Methodist Church, Rainham Road South, Dagenham, RM10 8YB

Flowing Rivers Centre, 112 Broad Street, Dagenham, RM10 9HP

Wednesdays and Saturdays 11am to 1pm

(Foodbank voucher referral system.)

Tuesdays 5pm to 6pm

(Foodbank voucher referral system.)

Thursdays 5:30pm to 7pm

(Foodbank voucher referral system.)

Dagenham Ummah Welfare Trust

5 Hewett Road, Dagenham, RM8 2XT

Community events with food served.

Food sales make up part of their charity shop model.

Heath Community Hub (previously William Bellamy)

Frizlands Lane, Dagenham, RM10 7HX

Community Food club – Wednesdays 12pm to 4pm

(Self-referrals or agency referrals can be made through the LBBD website).

UKIM Food Bank every last Saturday of the month 11am to 12.30pm.

Hope Family Trust

Barking Elim Church. 93 Axe St, Barking, IG11 7LZ

United Reformed Church, Mill Lane, Chadwell Heath, RM6 6RS

Holy Family Catholic Church Centre, Oxlow Lane, Dagenham, RM9 5XJ

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10am to 12pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 12pm

Sundays 1pm to 3pm


The Ripple Centre. 121 Ripple Rd, Barking, IG11 7PB

Saturdays 1pm to 2pm

Offers halal and vegetarian ready meals plus fresh food parcels to cook at home.

Click and collect available (for registered users).

Kingsley Hall Church and Community Centre

Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, RM9 5NB

Eden Community Storehouse (social supermarket) Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm

Street Kitchen Monday – Friday 9am to 3pm

Marks Gate Community Hub

Rose Lane, Marks Gate, Chadwell Heath, RM6 5NJ

Community Food club: Wednesdays 11am to 1pm

(Self-referrals or agency referrals can be made through the LBBD website).

Marks Gate Relief Project


Powerhouse Community Network

Unit 3 & 4, 280 Oxlow Ln, Dagenham RM10 8LP

Tuesdays 10am to 1pm

Salvation Army

240 Ripple Rd, Barking, IG11 7DJ

Fresh hot food daily 12pm to 1:30pm for rough sleepers and people in need.

Food bank Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 11:30am and 2pm to 3:30pm

(Referral letter needed)

St Chad's Church

73 Eric Rd, Chadwell Heath, RM6 6JH

Not-for-profit community café with affordable meals, open Tuesdays 10am to 2pm

St John’s House

522 Goresbrook Road, Becontree, RM9 4XA

Food Store at St John's House, every Thursday,

1pm to 3pm

No voucher required to receive food.

£3 for 14 items plus extras for free

St Thomas’s Church

Burnside Road/Haydon Road Dagenham RM8 2PA

Food pantry - Pop in for a cuppa, chat, listening ear and top up from the food pantry for those in need. Mondays 1pm to 3pm.

Thames Community Hub (previously Sue Bramley)

Bastable Avenue, Barking, IG11 0LG

Community Food club:

Every Friday between 12pm and 2pm. (Self-referrals or agency referrals can be made through the LBBD website).

The Source / Barking Learning Centre (BLC) Community Hub

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

Pit Stop - takeaway service for anyone in need, weekdays from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

Emergency Food Parcels (referrals through The Homes and Money Hub).

Community Food Club:

Every Tuesday between 12pm and 4pm. (Self-referrals or agency referrals can be made through the LBBD website).