Food Bank for destitute refugees & migrants

The Renewal Programmes Refugee & Migrant Project

Every Tuesday our food bank is open at our base in Manor Park.

We provide a parcel of dry food such as pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes and beans, tinned fish, tea and biscuits.

Occasionally we are able to provide nappies and wipes. The content of the parcel depends entirely on the donations we receive so we cannot guarantee particular items.

We are also able to provide families with young children (under 5 years) or pregnant women with a parcel of fresh fruit and vegetables.

The food bank runs from 9.30am to 2 pm every Tuesday at 395 High Street North, Manor Park, E12 6PG.

To use the food bank you need to see a caseworker first to check you are eligible. You cannot just turn up and receive food. Click here to find out how.

For our Food Bank we desperately need:

  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned baked beans
  • Tinned chickpeas/kidney beans/lentils/white beans etc
  • Tinned tuna/sardines/mackerel etc
  • Instant noodles
  • Small bottles of cooking oil
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Tea bags
  • Biscuits
  • Nappies (sizes 3, 4, 5, 6 most useful)
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby formula milk (all types and all stages)
  • Sanitary towels

Please do not donate:

  • Tinned soup (we have a surplus following our Harvest Festival donations)
  • Tinned pasta ie spaghetti hoops (as above)
  • Fresh or refrigerated food including dairy produce, fresh meat etc (we cannot store it)
  • Bread or anything with a shelf life of less than 1 week (food bank operates weekly)
  • Tampons (many of our clients do not use tampons so sanitary towels are preferred)

Please note that although it is tempting to buy in bulk we then need to find suitable receptacles and split food hygienically into small portions to ensure that each family can receive a food parcel. So, several small bags of rice are preferable to an enormous sack. Similarly, several small bottles of oil are much better than a large vat of oil.

Please also be aware that many of our clients are Halal and/or vegetarian. So food without meat is preferable.

 

Thank you!

Making sure destitute migrants & refugees in Newham dont go hungry.