Help to get food
Free School Meals
You can apply for free school meals if:
- your child attends a Harrow school
- is aged between 5 and 18 years
- and you get certain benefits
Healthy Start Vouchers
The Healthy Start provides eligible families with free vouchers every week to spend on food and milk. The vouchers are now digital and on a Healthy Start card. They can be used to buy certain types of milk, infant formula, fruits, vegetables and vitamins. You may qualify if you are at least 10 weeks pregnant or have at least one child under the age of 4 and you are on benefits (or if you are pregnant and under 18).
School Holiday Food project
Families who qualify for free school meals in term time can access food vouchers during the school holidays. Contact your school for more details.
Harrow Activities and Food (HAF) Programme
These are holiday programmes for children in reception up to age 16. School age children and young people eligible for income related Free School Meals can take part in fun and enriching activities. These activities are free over the school Easter, summer and Christmas holidays.
Help Harrow provides residents with access to food supplies, energy, health, wellbeing and benefits. Help Harrow allows residents in need of food to make food requests online.
This winter, Help Harrow will also be opening ‘Warm hubs’ across the borough. Help Harrow will also distribute ‘Winter Warmth Packs’ to residents who may be struggling with their energy bills.
To find out more visit HelpHarrow.org
London Community Kitchen
You can visit the London Community Kitchen market every Friday 3pm to 6pm. In Harrow you can access surplus food for free at:
The Kind Café (next to Harrow Leisure Centre)
Romanian Food Hub
The Romanian Food Hub provides families and vulnerable adults weekly access to non-perishable food. They also link users to services offered by local authorities and other organisations.
Breaking Bread Trust
Support for the local community, including food help.
Help and support for vulnerable and elderly residents, including food help.
Supporting people facing food poverty to have access to a healthy diet and enjoy life. Focus on Grange Farm Estate in South Harrow, with other projects in other areas.
The Basheri Project
Support for Afghan residents in Harrow, run by Masa Restaurant.
For details email: email@example.com
Harrow Food Bank
Part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust. The food bank works using a voucher referral system. You will need a voucher issued by a local agency to access food at the food bank, such as Citizens Advice Harrow or your Health Visitor. There is a limit on the number of times you can be given a voucher.
If you already have a voucher, View the locations and opening times of Harrow Food Banks