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How to get help 

Changes at Bounds Green Food Bank

As a registered charity, we have had to make changes to our registration requirements to demonstrate to the Charity Commission that we meet our stated purpose, which is the prevention or relief of poverty. We need to show that our guests satisfy the criteria for being in need.

If you are in need of help, all you need to do is visit our food bank at one of our opening times. There is no need for a voucher or referral. However, we ask for the following:

1. You live in one of the following postcodes: N11, N13, N8 0_, N8 7_, or N22, and have proof of address (e.g. an official letter no more than 3 months old with your name and address on it).

2. Photo ID (e.g. passport, driving licence, residence card).

3. Evidence of either receiving benefits, having No Recourse to Public Funds, low income, or being in debt.

Our Advice and Support team will offer all guests a meeting to check entitlements and provide support in dealing with such issues as debt, access to work support, housing, and filling out forms.

You can also email us: 

Finding us

You will find us in St. Michael's Hall, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm - 4pm

Getting to us:

From Wood Green Tube Station 

Turn right onto the High Road /A105

Turn left onto Bounds Green Road

The hall is on the left side

From Bounds Green Tube Station

Walk South East on Bounds Green Road A109 (12 minutes)

The hall is on the right side​

Routes 121, 141, 221, 232, 329, 629
Bus Stop is Haringey Civic Centre 
There are parking restrictions from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm on all the surrounding roads. Metered bays are available round the corner on Selborne Road. There are no facilities at the hall for guests to park while collecting food.

Frequently asked questions

If you have never visited us before or never used a food bank you might have lots of questions. We have tried to answer some of the most common ones here. If you still have questions before visiting us, you can drop us an email anytime (

What can I expect in a food parcel?

A typical food parcel will include bread, fresh vegetable & fruit, and between 7-9 longer life items from the following:

  • Breakfast cereals

  • UHT milk

  •  Tea or coffee

  • Rice or Pasta

  •  Sugar

  • Pasta or curry sauce

  • Dried pulses

  • Tinned meat – e.g. pies, curries, stews and corned beef

  • Tinned pulses – lentils, kidney beans

  • Tinned vegetables – e.g. carrots, sweetcorn and peas

  • Tinned beans

  • Tinned fruit or pudding

  • Snacks

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Where possible we also provide essential toiletries, household cleaning products, baby essentials and pet food.

Do I need food vouchers?
No, you don't require food vouchers but you must be a resident of the following postcodes N11, N80, N87, N13 or N22. If it is the first time you are visiting we ask you bring ID (e.g. driving licence or passport) and proof of address (e.g. an official letter not more than 6 months’ old with your name and address on it)​ so that we can register you.

Do you offer any other support services?

We provide wraparound support to our guests. Our Advice and Support team work with guests to identify and address their support needs and ensure that they are able to access the benefits that they are entitled to. We also make appropriate referrals to other organisations and agencies as needed.


We do various drives through the year which guests are told about at the hall and information is published on our website and social media. The main drives are Back to School, where we help provide school uniform, and Winter Coats, where we help provide winter coats for our guests.

How do I get there?
Check out the "finding us" section above for information on where we are, how to get there and our opening hours.

Can I bring my child with me?
Yes, children are welcome at the food bank.

Can I bring my dog with me?
No, unfortunately pets aren't allowed in the food bank with the exception of service dogs.

Do I need to bring my own bags?
We do ask guests to provide their own bags but if you forget we do have some spare available.

How early should I arrive?
You can arrive as early as 11am.

Do I have to wear a mask?
Yes, we ask guests to observe mask wearing in the Hall. If you are unable to do so, we ask you wait outside and we will pack a bag of provisions for you.

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