Foodbank appeals for donations

Foodbank appeals for donations

Greenwich Foodbank is dangerously close to running out of supplies as need continues to increase. The impact of the Universal Credit rollout, which has caused delays in payments for some claimants, continues to be felt among Foodbank users, with the area’s chronic housing shortage also contributing to need.

 Alan Robinson, who has been a volunteer for the Foodbank since 2012, is concerned:

 “We have never run out of food since we’ve been running;” Alan says

“This is probably the closest we’ve got to that. It’s worrying. The last thing we want is for us not to be able to help.”

 Over 90 % of the food distributed by Greenwich Foodbank is donated by members of the public. Urgently needed items at the moment are:


There are collection points throughout the borough in public buildings and in supermarkets:

Charlton House, Charlton Road, SE7 8RE – Entrance area
Eltham Centre, Archery Road, SE9 1HA – Near Customer Services
Forum at Greenwich, Trafalgar Road, SE10 9EQ – Reception area
Greenwich Community College, Plumstead Road, SE18 7DQ – Entrance area
Woolwich Centre, Wellington Street, SE18 6HQ – Reception area

Tesco Extra, Grand Depot Road, SE18 6HQ – at the top of escalator from street level
Sainsbury Superstore, Charlton Riverside Place, SE7 7SA – Near checkouts
Sainsbury Local, Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NB – Near exit
Sainsbury Local, Fenton Parade, SE10 0FY – Near exit
Waitrose, New Capital Quay, SE10 9DD – Near Customer services
Morrisons, Twin Tumps Way, SE28 8RD – Near checkouts
Co-operative Food, Well Hall Road, SE9 6SP – Near exit
Co-operative Food, Herbert Road, SE18 3TB – Near exit
ASDA, Bugsbys Way, SE7 7ST – Near checkouts