This Islington Council list includes local food shops and chemists that will deliver to your home.

Alternative food delivery companies - If you are having trouble getting food delivered by the main supermarket chains Stephanie Cheung has created a useful spreadsheet of smaller shops that deliver fresh food in London.  

Andover Community Centre, also known as the Finsbury Park Hub runs a service called the Surplus Food Project which is now offering take-away bags of food. It is open every Friday afternoon and you should contact them in advance on 020 7272 3493.

Brickworks Community Centre, Crouch Hill, N4 is open Mon - Fri 9am - 3pm and can provide internet access, foodbank and free books. Tel: 020 7263 1067. Email: [email protected]

Elizabeth House Community Centre is distributing parcels and cooked meals on Wednesdays. They deliver primarily (but not exclusively) in the following areas: Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, Highbury, Drayton Park areas. For more information email [email protected] or call 020 7690 1300. 

Finsbury Park Mosque are offering help to people who live in N4, N7 or N19 with prescription and shopping deliveries and a free Ramadan food parcel if you can't go out. Please call 07515 833692.

Free school meal vouchers - the government has set up provision of vouchers for children eligible for free school meals. Schools will contact parents and either issue a digital voucher or send a gift card. If you think your child is eligible but you have not heard from the school, you should contact your child's school. 

Food banks in Islington - an interactive map of all the food banks in the borough produced by Islington Council.

Foodcycle are starting a trial food delivery service in the Finsbury Park area of Islington. Fill out a referral form on their website or contact us at Help on Your Doorstep and we may be able to refer you to their service. 

Gas and electricity - if you are self-isolating and can't top up your meter, phone your supplier. They can send you out two weeks worth of gas/ electricity or top up your smart meter. Phone numbers - BRITISH GAS 0333 202 9802, EDF 0333 200 5100, EON 0345 052 000, N POWER 0800 073 3000, SCOTTISH POWER 0800 027 0072, SSE 0345 026 2658.

Good Gym can help provide deliveries for vulnerable people and basic tasks for hospital discharge. 

Help on Your Doorstep - if you are finding it hard to get or pay for essential supplies we may be able to help so contact us.

Hive Foodbank in N19 is still operating. If you would like a voucher to get food from the foodbank please contact us at Help on Your Doorstep. The foodbank also needs donations to keep being able to help people.

Hilldrop Community Centre is providing food and essential item parcels available for collection on Tuesdays 12- 3pm. These parcels are for people who live in the neighbouring estates of the Community Centre and St Georges Ward. For more information or enquiries please contact [email protected] or Tel 020 7607 9453 and leave a message.

Hornsey Lane Estate Community Association offer hot meals to collect and take away on Saturday 12-2pm. Also some food distribution to frail and vulnerable older people in Archway and its surrounding areas. Tel 0207 272 5938.

Kings Cross Foodbank deliver parcels of non-perishable food to the following postcodes: WC1N, WC1X, WC1H, WC1E, W1T, NW1W, NW1, N1C, N1, EC1V, EC1R. The general contact details are email [email protected] and Tel 07415 006127.

Light Pro International is running a Bemerton and Barnsbury Food Bank on Wednesdays 10.30am - 12pm at 1st Floor Orkney House, N1 0AF (on the corner of Caledonian Road and Copenhagen Street). Buzz 101 on the entry pad. Bring your own bag. Email [email protected] for more information.

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust are providing emergency provisions where possible. Please contact us at Help on Your Doorstep and we may be able to refer you to their service. 

Muslim Welfare House are offering free warm meals which are available every day at 6pm. Take away only, with social distancing rules applied. 233 Seven Sisters Road, London N4 2DA.

NHS Volunteer Responders can help with shopping, collecting prescriptions or a friendly chat if you are self isolating and fit into one of their categories of vulnerable people. Carers can also contact them to ask for help for someone else. Phone them on 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm).

The Pilion Trust is a local charity who run a number of projects including a food bank in partnership with the Alexander Wylie Tower Foundation. The food bank is based at Ringcross Community Centre, 60 Lough Rd, N7 8FE. It is open Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 12pm – 4pm and you can contact them on 020 7700 2498.

The Resident Support Scheme provided by Islington Council may be able help if you are finding it difficult to find money for food or gas and electricity because your income or ability to claim benefits has been affected by the Coronavirus crisis. You can also apply if you have no recourse to public funds. They have can provide vouchers for food, fuel costs and in exceptional cases clothing. They have made it easier for you to apply - send an email with your contact information and details about your situation to the RSS team at [email protected]. Here are the guidelines which explain who is currently eligible for help from the Resident Support Scheme.

St Lukes Community Centre are offering support to people living in the EC1, Bunhill ward area of Islington including the delivery of hot meals and food parcels. Call their information helpline on 020 75498180 from 10am - 12pm Monday - Friday.

Supermarket Deliveries – most of the major supermarkets are prioritising deliveries to vulnerable customers and people who have received a letter from the NHS advising them to shield. Use your existing online account or set a new one up and then contact the supermarket's customer service line. If you are on the shielded priority list they can check this information.

SVP Islington are hosting a food bank on Saturdays between 1pm and 2pm at St Joan of Arc Church on Highbury Park, N5 2XH. Supermarket and Bankuet donations to Islington Foodbank are going to SVP while we are closed.

Thames Water Priority Services Register helps Thames Water identify residents who are in priority need in the event of problems with water supply. If you have a pre-existing health condition or mobility issue, or nobody can deliver water, you should join the register.

Union Chapel are providing food for people who are street homeless on certain days. They will be serving from the back entrance of Union Chapel N1 2UN on Compton Avenue. Email [email protected] to find out more.

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