The community trust, the housing developer and the food charity

Skyline Emergency Food Hub

Local volunteers prepared thousands of nutritious meals in a closed restaurant kitchen and delivering to vulnerable members of the community

How did the collaboration come about?

Grew from an existing emergency aid service in the community and the need to expand it to address COVID19 impact. The project initiator asked for a temporary lease from the owner of an empty restaurant.

What were the most important factors that contributed to the success of this project?

Response to COVID-19

Combination of skill sets

Commitment of participants

Volunteer support

Existing relationships


Project funding

National Government grant; Kitchen Social, part of Mayor’s Fund for London, East London Community Foundation, Public donation.

Will the project continue beyond COVID-19 lockdown?

Yes, in a reduced form, depending on funding

Any other comment?

We would be happy to share ideas and experiences with other projects