Help from Islington Council

Our Labour council has lots of extra support available. Visit their website at for information on:

  • Maximising your benefits and government cost-of-living payments
  • Money and debt management
  • Help with childcare and family costs
  • Saving money on your energy and water bills
  • Local food banks

How you can help

If you are in a position to help, please donate to organisations providing support, such as local food banks. You can find a list of organisations below.

North Islington

  • Andover Surplus Food Project

Fridays 2-4pm, Andover Community Centre, Andover Estate, Corker Walk, N7 7RY

Free surplus food donated by supermarkets, up to 6 items per person and no booking required.

  • Brickworks Food Bank

Monday- Wednesday 12-3pm (you can attend one day per week), Brickworks Community Centre, 42 Crouch Hill, N4 4BY

Please fill in the form on their website or call 0207 263 1067 before attending.

  • FoodCycle (hot meal)

Saturdays 1pm, Andover Community Centre, Corker Walk, N7 7RY

Free community meal, no booking required.

  • Hilldrop Food Hub (hot meal)

Tuesdays 12.15pm (term time only), Hilldrop Community Centre, Community Lane, Hilldrop Road, N7 0JE

Free community meal for people who live near Hilldrop Community Centre, no booking required.

  • Muslim Welfare House Food Bank

Monday and Wednesdays 2pm, 233 Seven Sisters Rd, Finsbury Park, N4 2DA

Free food parcel, no booking required.


Central Islington

  • The Arc Food Bank

By appointment only, The Arc Community Centre, 98B St Paul Street, N1 7DF

For people who live near the Arc Community Centre – please call 0207 683 1281 or email first.

  • FoodCycle (hot meal)

Wednesdays 12:30pm, New River Baptist Church, 80 Arran Walk, London N1 2TL

Free community meal, no booking required.

  • Islington Trussell Trust Food Bank  

Mondays and Saturdays 1-4pm, Highbury Roundhouse Community Centre, 71 Ronald’s Road, N5 1XB

You must have a voucher to attend, please contact We are Islington on 020 7527 8222 if you require a voucher.

  • Elizabeth House Food Co-op

Tuesdays 11.30am-1.30pm, Elizabeth House Community Centre, 2 Hurlock St, London N5 1ED

Low cost food for people living in the postcodes N4 2, N4 3, N5 1, N5 2, and N7 7.

  • Mildmay Community Cook Up (hot meal)

Thursdays 12.30pm, Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road, London N16 8NA

Free community meal, no booking required.

  • Mildmay Food Co-op

Fridays 11.30am to 1.30pm, Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road, London N16 8NA

For people who live near Mildmay Community Centre – low cost food (£1 per person for a bag). 


For people who are struggling with other issues (e.g. debt or benefits) – residents can also email

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