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Where to find food banks in the worst-hit areas of London

Workers at the Black Country Food Bank. Photo: David Jones/PA Wire

City Hall's London Food Board has launched an interactive website designed to help point people towards local organisations and services that can provide food for those in need. The London Food Map helps referral agencies towards their nearest food banks and charities.

It is one of the measures included in the mayor's initiative to tackle food poverty and child hunger in the capital. Other plans include school vegetable patches to increase the availability of fresh fruit and vegetables and extra cooking lessons for pupils.

It comes after a high-profile charity revealed that the summer holidays have lead to a large increase in food bank visitors in Tower Hamlets.

More than 40,000 people in London are registered with a food bank Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

In May, charities Oxfam and the Church Action Trust said the number of Londoners relying on food hand outs had risen by almost 300% in the last year.

Here is where to find food organisations in the seven poorest boroughs:

  • Hackney

Teen Challenge

Cooked Meal

Hackney Central Station, London E8

Opening time: Tuesday 9-10pm

St Leonards Church

Mixed Cooked And Cold Food

St Leonards Church, E1 6JN

Opening time: Tuesday 2-4pm and Wednesday 10am-12.30pm

Hackney food banks. Credit: London Food Bank

TAB Center

Mixed Cooked And Cold Food

TAB center 18-20 Hackney Rd E2 7NS

Opening time: Thursday 8-10pm Friday 9am-12pm

Hackney Foodbank

Non Perishable/Food Parcel

St. Matthias Church, Wordsworth Road, Stoke Newington, N16 8DD

Opening time: Monday 11am-1:45pm in Hoxton, Thursday 12:00pm-2:15pm in Stoke Newington

Mobile Food Store

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Opening time: Tuesdays 2:30pm - 4:15pm (school term only)

  • Islington

The Manna Project

Cooked Meal

St. Stephens Church, 17 Canenbury Rd, N1 2DF

Opening time: Tuesday 7-9pm, Wednesday 1-3pm

St Mary Magdalen

Non Perishable/Food Parcel

Holloway Road, Islington, London N7 8LT

Opening time: Mon-Thurs 12-3.30pm

Islington food banks. Credit: London Food Bank

St John the Evangelist

Soup/Sandwiches

39 Duncan Terrace, N1 8AL

Opening time: Tuesday-Saturday 12.30-1.30pm

Upper Holloway Baptist Church

Cooked Meal

11 Tollington Way, Holloway, London N7 6RG

Opening time: Monday 10am-1pm

Islington Foodbank

Non Perishable/Food Parcel

Rock Tower, 49 Tufnell Park Road, London, N7 0PS

Opening time: Monday 4-6pm,

Islington Foodbank

Non Perishable/Food Parcel

3 Aztec Row, Berners Road, Angel Islington N1 0PW

Opening time: Saturday 2-5pm

Drovers Day Centre North Road

Cooked Meal

19 North Road N79EY

Opening time: Mon-Thurs 12-1.30 Fri 10-1.30-1.30pm 50yrs +

  • Lambeth

Waterloo Foodbank

Non Perishable/Food Parcel

1 Kennington Road, London, SE1 7QP

Opening time: Tuesday 11am-1pm,Friday 10am-12pm

Lambeth food banks. Credit: London Food Bank

Cardinal Hume Centre

Soup/Sandwiches

3-7 Arneway Street, Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2BG

Opening time: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 12:30pm

Good Samaria Network

Cooked Meal

King George’s Hostel, 75 Great Peter St, London, Greater London SW1P 2BN

Opening time: Sunday and Monday 5.30-7.30pm

Streetlytes

Cooked Meal

King George’s Hostel, 75 Great Peter St, London, Greater London SW1P 2BN

Opening time: Tuesday 6-9pm

Khaniqahi Nimatallahi

Cooked Meal

King George’s Hostel, 75 Great Peter St, London, Greater London SW1P 2BN

Opening time: Wednesday 6-8pm

First Steps

Cooked Meal

King George’s Hostel, 75 Great Peter St, London, Greater London SW1P 2BN

Opening time: Thursday 8.30-10pm

Lighthouse Chapel International

Soup/Sandwiches

King George’s Hostel, 75 Great Peter St, London, Greater London SW1P 2BN

Opening time: Friday 8.30 pm

Simon Community

Mixed Cooked And Cold Food

Waterloo

Opening time: Wednesday and Thursday 9.45pm

Penge run

Soup/Sandwiches

Tothill Street (near the DWP offices, Caxton House), Victoria and Lincoln's Inn Fields

Opening time: 2nd Saturday of the month 8pm, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month 10pm

Bondway night shelter

Cooked Meal

62 Bondway Road, SW8 1SF

Opening time: N/A

  • Lewisham

Brixton Seventh Day Adventist Church

Mixed Cooked And Cold Food

428 – 434 Lewisham High St, London SE13 6LJ

Opening time: Thursday 7pm

Lewisham food banks. Credit: London Food Bank

Lewisham Foodbank

Non Perishable/Food Parcel

Malham Christian Centre, Malham Road, Forest Hill, SE23 1AN

Opening time: Wednesday 10am-12pm, Friday 2-4pm

Lewisham Foodbank

Non Perishable/Food Parcel

The Tabernacle, Algernon Road, Lewisham, London, SE13 7AT

Opening time: Tuesday and Thursday 12-2pm

  • Newham
Newham food banks. Credit: London Food Bank

Newham Foodbank

Non Perishable/Food Parcel

St Marks Centre, 218 Tollgate Road, Beckton, London, E6 5YA

Opening time: Fridays 6.30-8.30pm

  • Southwark

Southwark Foodbank (Pecan)

Non Perishable/Food Parcel

121a Peckham High Street, Peckham SE15 5SE

Opening time: Tuesday 10am-1pm, Thursday 2-5pm

Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers

Cooked Meal

Crossway, 100 New Kent Road, SE1 6TU

Opening time: 12.30-5 Lunch at 1pm Asylum seekers and refugees

Southwark food banks. Credit: London Food Bank

Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers

Cooked Meal

Peckham Park Road Baptist Church, 121 Peckham Park Road, SE15 6SX

Opening time: 11-2.45 Lunch at 1pm Asylum seekers and refugees

Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers

Cooked Meal

Copleston Centre, Copleston Road, SE15 4AN

Opening time: 12.30- 5 Lunch at 1pm Asylum seekers and refugees

  • Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets Foodbank

Non Perishable/Food Parcel

Bethnal Green Mission Church, 305 Cambridge Heath Road, E3 5AT

Opening time: Friday 10am-1pm

Tower Hamlets food banks. Credit: London Food Bank

Tower Hamlets Foodbank

Non Perishable/Food Parcel

Salvation Army Poplar, Kerbey Street, London, E14 6AJ

Opening time: Friday 11am-2pm

Whitechapel Mission

Cooked Meal

212 Whitechapel Rd, E1 1BJ

Opening time: Daily 6-10am

Find out more here: London Food Map