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During the Coronavirus, COVID -19 pandemic you can still donate food to the store locations as instructed BELOW here. We update our shopping list regularly (on the right here) according to changes in stock levels, so do keep checking this page for further updates. Thank you to you all for your continued donations at this difficult time. It is very much appreciated by all of us here at foodbank.

If you want to donate in person you can drop items off to our SOUTH LONDON WAREHOUSE at St Margaret's Church, Barcombe Avenue, SW2 3BH Monday to Friday 9am - 2pm, Saturday 9.30am-11am. There will usually be our large blue drop boxes outside the church (weather permitting) so donations can go directly in those. PLEASE NOTE as part of THE QUIET ROADS SCHEME there are many new wooden planters around the Streatham Hill area on the ABCD roads, which are now affecting access to our foodbank at St Margaret’s Church. If you need to drive to us, the easiest way to access Barcombe Avenue is from Streatham High Road (A23). Alternatively, you can drop items at the various local supermarkets, cafes and shops in their drop boxes, listed BELOW:

Our food bank relies on your goodwill and support.

Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public. This is why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability, to give everyone referred to us, a balanced and nutritious three-day supply of food.

Our shopping list on the right shows the food items that we need right now.

If you are happy to drop off food donations, please see the table below for our food collection point locations:

*IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT TESCO Personal Contract Purchases (PCPs) FROM 30TH JUNE 2021:·

  • Tesco PCPs are intended for food that has been purchased in-store (scroll further down the table for details of our Tesco collection boxes).·
  • Any food that has been purchased in a different store and brought into the PCP store should be sealed by the donor and clearly labelled as having been purchased elsewhere.
Location of food donation point     Opening hours Comments/Drop Box location

New Collection Point from April 17th 2021!

The Rookery Market, The Rookery, (top of) Streatham Common South Side (entrance also on Covington Way)

SW16 3BX

Third Saturday of every month

10.00 – 15.00

The Rookery Market takes place on the third Saturday of every month and will have a collection point for foodbank donations during trading hours.


Knowles of Norwood

294-, 296 Norwood Rd, London SE27 9AF


Currently takeaway only so check the pub for opening times

Check pub

(£1 from every takeaway Sunday roast goes to Norwood and Brixton Foodbank)


Sweet Carolina

2 Knight’s Hill, West Norwood SE27 0HY


Mon – Fri 08:00 -18:00

Sat 09:00 – 18:00

Sun 09:00 – 18:00

Check shop as hours may vary during Lockdown 3.0


Brown & Green Life Cafe

Crystal Palace Park

Thicket Road  SE20 8DS

Mon to Sun 08.30 – 17.30 / 19.00 if it’s sunny….. Check cafe
Floral Hall, 370 Norwood Road, London, SE27 9AA

Mon to Sat 08:30-18:00

Sun 08:30-17:00

Check store

The Old Dairy Health Centre

19B Croxted Road, London SE21 8SZ

Check with Health Centre for current opening times Check with the Health Centre
Changes, 107A Rosendale Road, London, SE21 8EZ

Mon to Thurs 09:00-18:00

Fri 09:00-21:00

Sat 09:00-17:00

Check salon

Co-op, Tulse Hill

178 Norwood Road,West Norwood SE27 9AU

Mon to Sat: 07:30-22:00

Sun 10:00-16:00

Front of store
Sainsbury’s, 66 Westow Street, Upper Norwood, London, SE19 3RW

Mon to Fri 08:00-21:00

Sat 07:30-21:00

Sun 11:00-17:00

Front of store

Sainsbury’s, 266-270 Brixton Hill,

London, SW2 1HP

Mon to Sun 07:00-23:00 Check store

Sainsbury’s, 132A Herne Hill,

London, SE24 9QH

Mon to Sun 07:00-23:00 Check store

Sainsbury’s, 2 Tulse Hill,

Brixton, London, SW2 2TP

Mon to Sat 07:00-23:00

Sun 11:00-17:00

Front of store

*PCP (in-store shoppers only)

Tesco, 13 Acre Lane,

Brixton, SW2 5RS

 Mon to Sat 06:00-23:00

Sun 11:00-17:00

 Front of store near exits

*PCP (in-store shoppers only)

Tesco Extra, 384 Streatham High Road, London, SW16 6HP

Mon 06:00-0:00

Tues-Sat 24 hours

Sun 11:00-17:00

Front of store near exits

*PCP (in-store shoppers only)

Tesco, Kennington Lane, SE11 5QU

Check store for opening times Check store
Waitrose Balham, 134-152 Balham High Road, SW12 8AY Check store for opening times Check store
Coop Alderbrook Road, 59 Oldridge Road, Balham, SW12 9DJ Check store for opening times Check store
*PCP (in-store shoppers only)Tesco Clapham South, 128 Clapham Common Southside, SW4 9DF Check store for opening times Check store
*PCP (in-store shoppers only)Tesco Metro Battersea, 275-277 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4NE Check store for opening times Check store
Waitrose Nine Elms, 1 New Union Square, Nine Elms SW11 7DN Check store for opening times Check store
Sainsbury’s Abbeville Road, 36-38 Abbeville Road, SW4 9NG Check store for opening times Check store

Sainsbury’s Nine Elms, 62 Wandsworth Road,


Check store for opening times Check store

Rosendale Pub

65 Rosendale Road, SE21 8EZ

Mon to Sun 11.00 – 20.00

Collections to be confirmed

Check pub

Donations are welcome at our Foodbank at the South London Warehouse, St Margaret’s Church, Barcombe Avenue, Streatham Hill, SW2 3BH

(Please note the new Quiet Road Scheme is now in place. The easiest access to Barcombe Ave is via Streatham High Rd (A23)).

South London Warehouse is open for deliveries and to drop off donations:
Mon to Fri 9am-2pm
Saturday 9.30am-11am
Please leave your donations in our large blue drop boxes outside the foodbank entrance door (if it’s raining we put our gazebo cover up) in Barcombe Avenue.

We always welcome ALL donations and promise to use them to provide help for people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work, particularly if they are experiencing shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people, wherever in they are in the UK.

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.


Prefer to shop online?

We welcome donations via online supermarket deliveries – these can be arranged to be delivered at any of our sessions (Monday to Friday 9am – 2.30pm or Saturday 9.30am-11am)  at St Margaret’s Church, Barcombe Ave, SW2 3BH.

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