The Hackney Food Network is a partnership of over 40 Hackney voluntary and community organisations providing food parcels, cooked food, food hubs, community supermarkets and co-ops for Hackney residents.
The network was formed in May 2020 as a subgroup of the Hackney Food Justice Alliance in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The network aims to provide food solidarity for all those in need of support and many of our programmes are led by residents with lived experience of food poverty. We encourage Hackney residents to actively participate in the network through volunteering or donating.
Our food network partners are situated across Hackney in every ward and neighbourhood. Local groups work together to support each other with food supply, space, volunteers and deliveries. Our partners meet virtually once a month to share learning, advice and resources and to plan future development of the network. We also distribute a weekly news update.
If you are a community group in Hackney and would like to join the Food Network, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking for food hygiene advice, please see environmental health resources.
We also provide small grants to support local organisations helping residents.