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Since March 2020, Elizabeth House has been running a Food Hub so local residents experiencing food insecurity can receive weekly food support. We are also supporting local residents to start local food co-ops run for and by them, with the aim to reduce food bills and food waste through bulk buying and accessing food surplus.

The pop-up food store opens for residents every Tuesday and we deliver food boxes with essential items (fresh and cupboard food), thanks to the support of many local volunteers.

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

The Food Hub is also a ‘social hub’ where residents have an opportunity to meet our Community Team and take part in activities.

The Women Support Group is also back at Elizabeth House. It is on every Monday at 11:30 and opened to all women. Contact if you would like to join.


Support us


We need your help. Elizabeth House’s income has dropped significantly and to keep providing a Food Hub and some online activities, we urgently need to raise as much funding as we can. Your donation will help us help those who really need it.


Drop off donations of non perishable food (e.g. tinned food, pasta, rice,

couscous, chopped tomatoes, sauces, cereals) at

Elizabeth House 2 Hurlock Street N5 1ED

Tel; 0207 690 1300

Monday to Friday between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm

Since 23 March 2020, with funding support from the London Community Foundation, the Martin Lewis Coronavirus Emergency Fund, Islington Council, The National Lottery, the Arsenal Foundation and generous individual donations, Elizabeth House has distributed over 10,000 food parcels, including more than 7,000 cooked meals, benefiting over 700 residents in the local community. To do this, we have been supported by over 110 community volunteers, packing and distributing food parcels. With the help of amazing community 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 120 residents a week who come to our pop-up shop or received a weekly food box.

A massive thank you for supporting the food hub to:

London Community Foundation, Martin Lewis Coronavirus Emergency Fund, Islington Council, Rogers Removals, Highbury Mutual Aid Group, GMG Gurdwara, the Felix Project, City Harvest, 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.

Valerie, Megan, Stuart, Libby, Nick, Miranda, Mark, Vincent, Sue, Jonathan, Bertrand, Jake, Martin, Savannah, Lily, Jodie, Eloise, Edie, Tommy, Julien, Shauni, Georgie, Faye, Sam, 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 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 shielding or experiencing food poverty, please contact us on 020 7690 1300 or email

Information and support

If you need medical help: call NHS 111 or go to NHS 111 online.

If you’re struggling: visit for official government guidance and information on a range of issues, including staying safe, paying bills, going to work, housing, getting food, and mental health and wellbeing.

For local information and support from Islington Council, visit the council Coronavirus web page or call the We Are Islington helpline on 020 7527 8222 or minicom on 020 7527 1900. Lines are open every day from 9am to 5pm.

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) here.