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

Centre Address Additional information
Al Madina Mosque

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

Contact: Christina Rowe 02084788526

Food Club, Lunch Club, Community Kitchen

Fridays 3:30pm-4:30pm

Barking Food Bank

(Trussell Trust)

Elim Distribution Centre  93 Axe St, Barking, IG11 7LZ

Monday 10:30am-12:00pm.

Wednesday 10:30am-12:00pm.

Friday 10:30am-12:00pm

Barking Food Bank

(Trussell Trust)

Chadwell Heath Distribution Centre  United Reformed Church, Mill Lane, Chadwell Heath, RM6 6QS

Tuesday 10:00am-12:00pm.

Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm.

Castle Point

163 Bennett’s Castle Lane, Dagenham, RM8 3YJ

Phone: 02022271927

Lunch club 

Monday- Thursday open 9:00am-3:00pm

Friday 9:30am-2:00pm.

Church Elm Hub

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

Contact: Elyse 07578472508

Community Food Club

Thursdays and Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm. Agency referrals can be made through the LBBD website.

Dagenham Foodbank

(Trussell Trust)

104 New Road,

Wednesdays and Saturdays 11:00am-1:00pm. 

(Foodbank voucher referral system.)


Dagenham Foodbank

(Trussell Trust)

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

Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm. 

(Foodbank voucher referral system.)

Dagenham Foodbank

(Trussell Trust)

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

Monday-Friday 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm.

(Foodbank voucher referral system.)

Dagenham Ummah Welfare Trust  5 Newett Rd, RM8 2XT

Food bank

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Darul Ummah

Gorsebrook Food Bank

36, Maplestead Road, Dagenham, RM9 4XR Saturday 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Al Madina Mosque, 2 Victoria Rd, Barking, IG11 8PY

Contact: 02077292775

Every Sunday at 1:00pm (from 17th March 2024)

Volunteers prepare and serve a free 3-course meal using surplus food from supermarkets and shops. Guests can take leftovers home.

Heath Community Hub

(previously William Bellamy)

Frizlands Lane, Dagenham, RM10 7HX

Contact: 02087241924

Community Food Club- Wednesdays 12:00pm-4:00pm.

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

UKIM Food Bank every last Saturday of the month 11:00am-2:00pm.

Hope Family Trust Food Bank (Trussell Trust) Holy Family Catholic Church Centre. Oxlow Lane, Dagenham RM9 5XJ Sunday 1:00pm-3:00pm
Hum Dum The Ripple Centre, 121, Ripple Road, Barking, IG11 7PB Saturdays 1:00pm-2:00pm
Kingsley Hall Social Supermarket 

Kingsley Hall Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, RM9 5NB

Contact: Zaphira 02085921708

Eden Community Storehouse (social supermarket) Monday-Wednesday 9:00am-3:00pm.
London Riverside Church

Parsloes Avenue, 

Dagenham, RM9 5PT

Contact: 02085932241

Store City Food Bank.

Tuesday -Friday 2:00pm-3:30pm.

Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm.

All clients must be referred via an email from a recognised referee e.g. local authority, health representative, school etc.

Marks Gate Community Hub

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

Contact: 02082704165

Community Food Club

Please refer to the facility website for monthly programmes.

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

Marks Gate Relief Project

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

Contact: 077448057268 or email

Foodbank and hot food services available 7 days a week by appointment ONLY. Drop in services (without an appointment available Monday 9:00am-7:30pm & Wednesday 10:00am-1:00pm.
Osborne Partnership

Osborne Centre, Osborne Square, Dagenham, RM9 5AU

Contact: 02085925742

Top Community Café Monday-Friday 10:00am-2:00pm.

Heat and eat- Soup, roll and warm space for the over 50’s Tuesday and Thursdays


Power House Community Network

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

Contact: 02085175827

Food Bank

Tuesday 10:00am-1:00pm

St Chad's Church

73, Eric Road, Chadwell Heath, RM6 6JH

Contact: 02085978076

Not-for profit community café with affordable meals, open Tuesday 10:00am-2:00pm. Closed during the summer.
St Thomas’s Church

Burnside Road/Hayden Road, Dagenham RM8 2PA

Contact: 02085989179

Food Pantry Monday 1:00-3:00pm.

Pop in for a cuppa, chat, listening ear and top up from the food pantry for those in need.

Thames Community Hub

(previously Sue Bramley)

Bastable Avenue, Barking, Essex

Contact: 02082706619

Community Food Club

Friday 12:00pm-2:00pm. (Self referrals or agency referrals can be made through the LBBD website)

The Salvation Army

240, Ripple Road, Barking, IG11 7DJ

Contact: 02085942964

Fresh hot food daily 12:00pm-1:30pm for rough sleepers and people in need.
The Shed 

St Johns’s House, 522 Gorsebrook Road, Dagenham, RM9 4XA

Contact: 07955887695

Food Store

Thursday 12.30pm-2.30pm

No voucher required.£3.00.for 14 items plus extra for free.

The Community Food Club

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

Contact: Rebecca Hutchon

The Community Food Club

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 


Referrals from LBBD. Emergency free parcels provided.

Warm spaces Monday-Friday 10:00am-2:00pm

The Pit Stop 

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

Contact: Lorraine Allen

A drop in lunchtime café for those in poverty. Provides a free meal.

Monday-Friday 11:45am-1:30pm