Food Hub and community support

Our services

Since March 2020, Elizabeth House has been running a Food Hub so local residents experiencing food insecurity can receive weekly food support. We want to support local residents through a food co-op run for and by them, with the aim to reduce food bills and food waste through bulk buying and accessing food surplus (with the vital support of The Felix Project and City Harvest London).

The pop-up food store opens for residents every Tuesday and, and for £3 a week, they take a food parcel with essential items (fresh produce and store cupboard essentials) worth at least £30.

If you need help and live in one of the following postcodes: N5 1, N5 2, N4 2, N4 3 and N7 7, contact us on 020 7690 1300 or info@elizabeth-house.org.uk

The Food Hub is also a ‘social hub’ where residents have an opportunity to meet our Community Team, can be referred to other services and take part in activities at the Centre.

The Women’s Group is on every Monday at 11:30 (term times) and is open to anyone who identifies as a woman.

The Blue House Club is on every Wednesday from 11:00 (term times) and is open to anyone over 50 years old. It starts with a friendly gentle exercise class, followed by a free cooked vegetarian lunch and other activities.

This summer, Elizabeth House is also a ‘cool place‘ for local residents. Our activities have been extended so local people who need access to a cool space, nutritious lunch, advice and information can come to Elizabeth House.

 

Contact roshni@elizabeth-house.org.uk or call 02076901300 if you would like to join.

 


Support us

DONATE TO THE FOOD HUB & COMMUNITY SUPPORT: 

We need your help. The need for our services and the food support is increasing all the time within our community. We therefore always need to raise as much funding as we can to keep these services and activities going, and support more people.

Your donation will help us help those who really need it.

DONATE FOOD TO ELIZABETH HOUSE: 

Drop off donations of non perishable food (e.g. coffee, cereal, tinned meat and fish, toiletries, cleaning products and other tinned/dry food)

Elizabeth House, 2 Hurlock Street, London N5 1ED

Tel: 0207 690 1300

Monday to Friday between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm

Since 23 March 2020,  Elizabeth House has distributed over 20,000 food parcels, including more than 11,000 cooked meals, benefiting over 900 residents in the local community.

Since it was founded, the Food Hub has received funding support from Julia and Hans Rausing Trust, the Headley Trust, the London Community Foundation, the Martin Lewis Coronavirus Emergency Fund, Islington Council, The National Lottery,the Arsenal Foundation and numerous generous individual donations. Since April 2020, local residents have donated over £40,000 to the Food Hub and enabled us to continue throughout 2021 and 2022 without grant funding (last updated on 31 December 2022).

To run the Food Hub, we have been supported by over 120 community volunteers, packing and distributing food parcels. With the help of amazing local volunteers, we prepare food and care parcels which are distributed to people living in Highbury, the Blackstock Road area, Finsbury Park and Drayton Park areas.

The Food Hub is still going strong and supports approx. 200+ residents a week who come to our pop-up shop or receive a weekly food box, thanks to invaluable individual donations through CAF Donate

In December 2022, we were awarded a generous grant from Julia and Hans Rausing Trust and The Foodbank Fund (www.juliahansrausingtrust.org). This grant will enable us to purchase more food and support more residents through winter months with vital items.

A massive thank you for supporting the food hub to:

The Felix Project, City Harvest London, Julia and Hans Rausing, London Community Foundation, Martin Lewis Coronavirus Emergency Fund, Islington Council, Expedia, Rogers Removals, Highbury Mutual Aid Group, GMG Gurdwara, Girasole Taste of Italy, Food for All, the Castle Food Service, London Provisions’ Curry Club, Made in Hackney, GoodGym, Abel & Cole, OddBox, White Brothers greengrocers, Seasons and Blossom Islington People’s Army, Beauty Banks, Tricky Period, Octopus Communities team, Arsenal Supermarket, Seasons and Blossoms, Franks Canteen, Highbury East Labour Party, Innocent Drinks, volunteers from St Vincent de Paul’s food bank, Jo Edwards, our partner community hubs (especially Brickworks and Hornsey Lane Community Centre) and other local businesses and organisations for contributing food, money, resources, time, moral support and more.

Megan, Stuart, Libby, Nick, Miranda, Mark, Vincent, Sue, Jonathan, Bertrand, David, Jake, Martin, Savannah, Lily, Jodie, Eloise, Edie, Tommy, Julien, Shauni, Georgie, Faye, Sam, Valeries, Paola, Mary, Zia, Helen, Nancy, Justin, Sue, Morna, Andy, Zoe, Felix, Celia, Bash, Dylan, Judith, Maisie, Mary, Sophie, Jez, Sam, Chris, Jackie, Mark, Michael, Parmjit, Amy Lara, Gina, Bel, Lee, Fran, Anna, Ruby, Zoe, Alex, Orianna, Ania, Lee Anne, Tony, Agnes, Rodrigo, Catriona, Hannah, Conner, Geraldine, Liesbet, Antonia, Ellina, Tegen, Ed, Kitty, Siobhan, Alice, Estella, Sara, Edie, Emma, Sophie, Isher, Clara, Saskia, Sam, Sophie, Adam, Lucy, Richard, Fiona, Caz, Jessica, Niall, James, Tim, Ian, Julian, Andrea, Jill, Alison, Xavier, Emma, Tania, Ben, Elijah, Ahmet, Kathleen, Timmy, John, Sheela, Ro, Gladys, Lizzie, Caroline, Denise, Barnaby and the many more volunteers who have helped on a less regular basis but still made a difference to the local community.

Many, many local residents who brought in food donations and contributed to providing substantial food and care parcels.

Elizabeth House is part of the Islington Food Partnership

If you are in a desperate situation or know someone who is, please contact We Are Islington line on 020 7527 8222 to apply to the Resident Support scheme.

For more information on how we can support you if you are experiencing food poverty, please contact us on 020 7690 1300 or email info@elizabeth-house.org.uk.


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