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Help with food costs


Community fridge

Our community fridge at The Hive is open for everyone. The fridge reduces food waste in the borough and celebrates sharing of quality food.

Find out more about our Community Fridge

Foodbanks available 

Foodbanks offer emergency support to residents who are in food crisis.

Find foodbanks closest to you (opens new window)

Food charities and community organisations

Fareshare (opens new window) and Neighbourly (opens new window) take food that would go to waste and give it to local communities.

The Healthy Start scheme (opens new window) can help you buy food and milk if you're more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four.

Food waste schemes

Too good to go (opens new window) is a food app. It offers leftover food at a discount price from restaurants and cafes that would otherwise be thrown away. 

Olio (opens new window) is a food app. It connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so the leftover food can be shared not thrown away.