The Borough Food Cooperative was set up by St. George the Martyr Church in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the help of many fabulous volunteers, we began preparing and delivering food parcels to nearby households and families. The response was so positive, however, that we developed our project into a pantry-model Food Hub - where we've been offering subsidized groceries to our local community since October 2020.
Since our inception, the Borough Food Cooperative has been open to all. We will always try to help anyone walking through our doors looking for any kind of assistance, but fundamentally, we're a volunteer-operated Food Hub that works to tackle food insecurity and food waste in South London.
Membership is flexible - so you only pay (£4.50) when you come. This could be 3 times a week, once a month or anything in between. Members can choose from an assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables such as strawberries, lettuce, peppers, apples, potatoes, oranges, mangoes and cauliflowers. We stock dry store goods too, such as: pasta, eggs, bread, pastries, tea, crisps, personal care products, rice, biscuits, tinned goods, cereal bars and sugar. We also offer a range of chilled goods like: milk, cheese, butter, bacon, mince, sausages, ready meals and hummus.
We are immensely grateful to our partners at The Felix Project and FareShare, vendors at Borough Market and other local businesses for their amazing donations that make up most of our stock. Having a professional-standard kitchen on site has also allowed us to set up a network of volunteer chefs to ensure that all of the food donated to us is hopefully either sold or turned into delicious meals/sweet treats.
We also partner with some other wonderful organisations to deliver a more comprehensive service. Check ‘em out here!
Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00
Thursday 10:00 - 13:30 (13:30 - 15:00 Shop by Appointment only)
Saturday 13:00 - 15:30 (15:30 - 16:00 Shop by Appointment only)