Farmyard open Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00–16:30

Food Hub

The Food Hub saves edible food from going to waste and distributes it to local community initiatives who then deliver this to vulnerable residents in our area.

The King visits The Felix Project, Poplar 22/02/23

We wish to thank the donation from the King, The Prince of Wales Charitable Fund and others that enabled The Felix Project to invest in its own large frozen storage facility and to provide freezers or fridges to 800 community organisations across the UK. Hackney City Farm is one of the recipients and were guests at an event on the 22 February 2023.

Rosana Bailey, their Executive Coordinator, said: “We received one of the King’s donated fridges in January and it has been incredible to meet His Majesty and thank him for this transformational gift. Before we got it there was nowhere for us to store food and it meant sometimes we had to waste items - fresh food that should be helping those in need. Now, we can store the food and give it out on another day, it has made a huge difference to our service and our community, particularly at a time when the need is so high.”

Read the full press release

Volunteers needed

Have you got an hour or two to spare supporting a Community Food Hub in Hackney? We are looking for people to be part of the small team at the Farm’s Community Food Hub.

The days we need help are:

  • Tuesday between 10:00–13:00
  • Thursday between 09:00–11:00 and 13:00–15:00
  • Friday 09:00–11:00

The work involves sorting, packing and logging food to be collected by local community organisations. This food is then redistributed to vulnerable residents in our area. You don’t have to come for the whole shift, any little help is very much appreciated.

To volunteer, please contact Rosana

Project partners

This project is funded by London Borough of Hackney and delivered in partnership with:

  • the Felix Project
  • Shoreditch Trust
  • The Feel Good Community
  • Connecting All Communities
  • Idia’s Kitchen
  • SkyWay
  • Forest Road Youth Club
  • Hip Hackney
  • Tantrums Children’s Creative Centre
  • among others.

Email to volunteer