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For people on low incomes, a sudden crisis - redundancy, benefit delay, illness or even an unexpected bill - can mean going hungry. Every day parents skip meals to feed their children and people are forced to choose between paying the rent or eating.

Vauxhall foodbank exists to provide emergency support when this happens.

We work by collecting non-perishable food from the local community, including churches, schools and local businesses, and by collecting outside local supermarkets.

Our partners in local schools, children's centres, housing associations and charities as well as local GPs, health visitors and church pastoral workers give out foodbank vouchers to people they assess to be in crisis.

The client then exchanges the foodbank voucher for 3 days' worth of food (10 balanced meals) at our foodbank Café based in the Vauxhall Christian Centre, 105 Tyers St, SE11 5HS.

As well as free food, our clients can expect a friendly welcome, a listening ear and someone to pray with them. Wherever possible we aim to signpost our clients to other services and agencies that can help them deal with the root causes of their crisis.

You can get involved in the following ways:

Volunteer 3 hours a month at the foodbank Cafe

We need people to welcome and chat to our clients and make up food parcels. If you can commit to being at the foodbank café between 11am and 2pm one Wednesday or Saturday a month, please email

Volunteer 2 hours collecting food outside Sainsbury's

You will find us outside Sainsbury's, Nine Elms (62 Wandsworth Rd, SW8 2LF) on the first Saturday of each month. If you've got a couple of hours to spare and are willing to give out shopping lists asking customers to donate food, please email

Donate food

The shopping list to the right shows the food that we collect (the food we need most urgently is in bold). Please email to confirm and then drop the donation into the foodbank Café on Saturdays or Wednesdays between 11.30am and 1.30pm.

Donate Money

Follow this link to donate money online. This will go to buying specific food items we've run out of and also the running costs of the project (including rent for the Café and Warehouse premises and small admin costs).

How to contact us

Shopping List

Please help local people in crisis by donating items from the list below. Thank you!

  • Milk (UHT or powdered)*
  • Fruit Juice (carton)*
  • Rice/Pasta
  • Pasta Sauces*
  • Tinned Meat/Fish
  • Tinned Meals - Meat/Veg*
  • Tinned Vegetables*
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Soup - Meat/Veg
  • Baked Beans
  • Instant Mash Potato
  • Sponge Pudding (Tinned)*
  • Rice Pudding (Tinned)*
  • Tea Bags/Instant Coffee
  • Cereals
  • Jam
  • Biscuits or snack bars
  • Sugar (500g)
  • Bag for Life

*Priority food

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