Accessing food banks and community food hubs
Food banks in Camden operated by The Trussell Trust:
Access food support from schools
At the moment, children registered for free school meals receive additional support, including free breakfast clubs and food vouchers in the holidays. If your child is in primary school, they’ll already be receiving free school meals but they must be signed up to the scheme to receive this extra support. If your child is in secondary school, check if they’re eligible and sign them up today
Food support for families
Supermarket vouchers will be posted to families living in Camden with children aged up to 18 who are receiving Housing Benefit or Council Tax support. Any child attending a Camden school and receiving free school meals will also receive vouchers.
Families will receive:
- £15 per child in February 2023
- £30 per child in March 2023
- £15 per child in May 2023
Families with more than one child will receive multiple vouchers. The vouchers can be used in a variety of supermarkets. Over 16,400 children will receive this support as part of the Household Support Fund.
NHS Healthy Start scheme
Get help to buy healthy food and milk through the NHS Healthy Start scheme. This is available if you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4.
Join or start a food co-op
Food co-ops are a way to regularly access low-cost food – you can join one or start one on your own street or estate.
Cooperation Town is a network of food co-ops, where members pool together to buy food in bulk and access surplus food from supermarkets. Each household pays £3 to £10 a week and gets about five times what they pay for in value – saving up to 40% on weekly food costs.