Who Are We?

The Brent Food Aid Network (BFAN) is a collaboration of food banks, community kitchens, mutual aid groups and other organisations seeking to reduce food poverty in the London Borough of Brent. BFAN members have worked closely since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in response to a huge increase in levels of food insecurity, and we continue to do so.

We recognise that food aid is not the solution to food poverty, but the need for emergency food aid remains critical in the short term whilst levels of poverty and inequality continue to grow. All our members operate independently but we share the aim of reducing the stigma associated with food aid, whilst working towards ending the need for charitable hand-outs.

BFAN members meet regularly and form Brent Council’s Food Aid ‘Thematic Group’ for the voluntary sector. BFAN meetings are chaired by the Thematic Lead representative organsiation (currently Sufra NW London), which also meets regularly with other voluntary sector Thematic Leads, CVS Brent and Brent Council representatives throughout the year.

Our Organisations

Sufra NW London

Address: 160 Pitfield Way, London NW10 0PW

Contact: 0203 441 1335


Sufra NW London works on the front-line in the fight against hunger and poverty whilst also offering a wide range of services and community-based activities that empower individuals and families to overcome impoverishment and social isolation.

Mutual Food Aid Willesden

Address: Pakistan Community Centre, Marley Walk, NW2 4PU  


Mutual Aid Food Willesden (MAFW) distributes food and other aid to those in need locally, operating from the food bank in the Pakistan Community Centre (PCC). Every Tuesday our volunteers distribute food and essential items to people in urgent need. 

Little Village

Address: Uncle building, 7 Park Lane, HA9 7RH


Little Village supports families with babies and children under five living in poverty across London. We run a baby bank network, collecting, sorting and passing on pre-loved clothes and equipment.

Rumi's Kitchen

Address: 120 Craven Park Rd, London NW10 8QD


Rumi’s mission is to tackle food insecurity and food wastage, serving not only delicious and nutritious food, but nourishing souls with good conversation to those feeling lonely or isolated. Some of their services include free breakfast and lunch, emergency food parcels and a food bank.

Granville Community Kitchen

Address: 140 Carlton Vale, London NW6 5HE

Contact: 0203 441 1335


Granville Community Kitchen empowers the community through food related activities enabling the South Kilburn community to access nutritious, affordable and sustainable food. 

Trussell Trent Brent

Address: Vestry Hall, 21 Neasden Ln, Willesden, NW10 2TS 

Lindsay Park Baptist Church The Mall Kenton HA3 9TG


Trussell Trust Brent provide emergency food, support and advice to local people experiencing financial hardship.

Gift Your Neighbour

Address: 22 Lonsdale Rd, Queen’s Park, London NW6 6RD 



Volunteers from local refugee charity Salusbury World have worked with our resident associations, community organisations, mutual aid groups and local businesses such as Cuore Italian Deli , Winkworth and Akoya over the past two years to create food hubs.

St Laurences Larder

Address: Christ Church Brondesbury, Christchurch Avenue, NW6 7BJ 


Laurence’s Larder provides support through hot meals, food essentials, community comfort and most importantly, someone to speak to. food bank.

Kilburn Streets Kitchen

Address: Kilburn Tube Station, NW6 6JE 


Streets Kitchen is a UK and Ireland grassroots group working to help the homeless community, providing daily outreaches with food, clothing and information that benefits our streets.

Sunahs Crisis Team primarily supports those in the community who are homeless, vulnerable adults, children, families and those social isolated or who may be suffering from financial, health or social issues brought on by the pandemic, COVID-19 and the Cost of Living Crisis.