Help with food

Local foodbanks

For those who are able to use them, we want to make sure that our foodbanks are operating well and that they have food supplies and volunteers to support them.

FInd out about foodbanks in Hammersmith & Fulham.

If you need urgent support with food our cost-of-living team may be able to help. Email the team at

For a foodbank voucher call the Help Through Hardship Citizens Advice service on 0808 208 2138.

Nourish Hub

The Nourish Hub is a new community kitchen and space for local residents to meet and also receive culinary training.

It has been created by H&F Council by refurbishing a disused space on the ground floor of Swanscombe House at 1 St Ann's Road on the Edward Woods Estate in W11.

See the Nourish Hub location on Google Maps.

The hub is run by food charity UK Harvest and provides opportunities for local people to come together to cook, eat and learn about how to eat more healthily. 

Their services include:

  • community lunch serving tasty, filling and warming meals at a price you choose
  • free education sessions, helping you cook healthy meals for less
  • volunteer to learn new skills and help your local community.

Cooking on a budget

There are lots of ways to save money and make your food go further.

Try Full Time Meals with Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge for pocket-friendly, easy recipes for 'hearty home cooked grub'.

Or Jack Monroe (aka Bootstrap Cook), a former foodbank user and food poverty campaigner, who’s carved a career out of sharing budget recipes designed with the simplest, cheapest ingredients.

See Cooking on a Bootstrap.

Healthy Start vouchers

If you're more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be able to get help to buy healthy food and milk.

Find out more about Healthy Start vouchers.

Rose vouchers

Funded by H&F Council, the Rose Vouchers Project helps residents living in poverty with children under the age of five get fresh fruit and vegetables from local market stalls. 

Too Good to Go

Every day, delicious, fresh food goes to waste at cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops and manufacturers – just because it hasn’t sold in time.

The Too Good To Go app lets you buy and collect this food – at a great price – so it gets eaten instead of wasted. You won’t know exactly what’s in your order until you pick it up – it’s all part of the surprise.

Find out more and download the app at Too Good To Go.


Join millions of neighbours all over the world who are using OLIO to share more, care more and waste less.

Give and get free stuff and borrow and lend household items – all directly from your community.

Find out more and download the OLIO app.

Easy read guides

Visit the Mencap website for guidance and advice to support you through the cost of living crisis.

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