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Independent Food Banks Operating in London

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Fiona Twycross Fiona Twycross Labour

Does the Economic Development Unit hold an estimate of the number of non-Trussell Trust food banks operating in London (and if so please provide the number)?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Figures supplied to the City Intelligence Unit by the Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) identify at least 36 non-Trussell Trust food banks operating in London, many of which are run by churches and community centres

This figure does not include any venues which prefer to keep their locations anonymous, or any other type of independent food aid provision.

For comparison, the Trussell Trust have 39 main centres in London and with their subsidiary centres have around 121 locations in total in London.