The Hackney Children & Baby Bank was set up in June 2020 - originally named the E5 Baby Bank - in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide struggling families with clean clothes, toys, nappies, toiletries and kitchen utensils. The local community in partnership with the Clapton 7th Day Adventist Church began collecting and providing families in need with essential items.
We've helped over 1000 families dealing with domestic violence, migrant families, homeless women and children, families on debt management, unemployed and furloughed families, women from prisons, and people with alcohol and other substances abuse issues.
Families have been referred to us from Bump Buddies, children centres, migrant centres, food banks, domestic and violence prevention, Akwahbah centre, Homerton Hospital maternity ward, Homerton Hospital mental health department, Birthing Partners from Prisons, Muslim Aid group, Social Workers from Hackney, Peabody Trust (Pembury), Refugee centres, Hackney council DWP and Family action support group.
Thank you to all for your continuous and generous support.