Accessing food banks and community food hubs
Food banks in Camden operated by The Trussell Trust:
Access food support from schools
Supermarket vouchers 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.
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.
To find out more, visit the Cooperation Town website or email Cooperation Town and they will put you in touch with a Cooperation Town co-op near you or can help you to start your own.