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About Us

Children with Voices (charity number 1191018) has been a vital frontline service in Hackney for over a decade – improving the lives of young people, strengthening community and supporting those most in need.

Since 2009 our free youth programmes have been working with 5 – 16 year olds to develop skills in healthy living, cookery and mentorship, providing a safe space from “postcode wars” and fighting holiday hunger.

In March 2020, in response to COVID-19, we launched the Community Food Hub – accessible, inclusive and non-judgmental food banks across Hackney. We now regularly support over 600 people a week with food and essentials, strengthening and celebrating the power of community with a team of over 60 volunteers.

Our social media

Instagram: @childrenwithvoices
Twitter: @ChildrenWV

Community Food Hub Instagram: @community_food_hub

Donate to our hub appeal!

We’re raising funds to find a permanent home in the Hackney area, click here to donate and help us achieve our goal!

Our new website is currently under construction, for more information about the charity please contact: childrenwithvoices@outlook.com

Visit our community food hubs!

Free food for collection or delivery, all are welcome.
No registration required.

To donate food, please click here.

Mondays & Thursdays, 12pm - 3pm

De Beauvoir Meeting Room
85 Downham Road
N1 5TR

Fresh fruit, vegetables, essentials and long lasting food. Freshly made ready meals available on Thursdays.

tuesdays, 11:30PM - 3PM

Prideaux House Community Centre
10 Church Crescent
E9 7DL

Fresh fruit, vegetables, ready meals and long lasting food.

Wednesdays, 2pm - 4pm

Gascoyne 1 Community Centre
Gascoyne Road
E9 7FA

Fresh fruit, vegetables, essentials, ready meals and long lasting food alongside freshly made hot food via our community cook ups.

WE’vE PARTNERED WITH FACEDONATE!

Watch our video below, and donate to help us this Christmas.

We have partnered with the brilliant FaceDonate to help raise vital funds for our food hubs and youth programmes in the run up to Christmas, alongside helping us with the costs of our monthly storage which is vital for us to continue our work.

Anything you can spare would be so appreciated.

Please click here to donate.

Jumping Beans

Fun and educational Jumping Beans (5 – 11 year olds) sessions happening in Hackney!

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Saturday 9th April

Jumping Beans Mini Boot Camp and Chocolate Workshop

Saturday 9th April
Gascoyne Community Centre
Gascoyne Road
London
E9 7FA
12pm – 3pm

Join us this Spring and get sporty with a fun packed Jumping Beans mini boot camp. We have an amazing opportunity to take part in multiple activities, run by our coaches and teachers, including Yoga, Dodgeball and Football.

We will also be designing and making our own healthy yoghurt bars, chocolate lollies and chocolate love hearts to enjoy as a snack after the sports activities.

We are a fully inclusive organisation, everyone is welcome. All equipment, materials, drinks and snacks will be provided.

Please contact jbadmin@childrenwithvoices.org for any additional questions.

£2.50 booking fee to secure a place. Places are strictly limited.

Click here to book.

We are excited to announce a brand new collaboration with Rachel Gale for the Children With Voices newsletter!

Jumping Beans & Young Ambassadors

 

Our free youth program for 5 – 16 year olds! These regular sessions are an opportunity for young people to have fun, express themselves creatively and learn new skills in healthy living and wellbeing. Activities include arts and crafts, weekly exercise boot camps, gardening and being mentored by local chefs to learn cooking and baking skills.

Our youth program is open to everyone and we ensure we directly reach out to young people of colour, those from lower income families and SEN.

To find out more and get involved email: jbadmin@childrenwithvoices.org

Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers! Whether you’re interested in helping at one of our food hubs, delivering food to the vulnerable, getting involved in our youth programme or joining the admin team – we’d love to hear from you.

Just email volunteers@childrenwithvoices.org with a bit more about you and what you’re interested in and we can welcome you into our team!

Our Community

As a grass roots, volunteer led charity we are powered by our community’s generosity, spirit and determination.

Our team and board of trustees showcase Hackney’s diversity and vibrancy and we our proud to partner with other community groups, national supermarkets and local businesses to continue our work.

To find out more about what we do and how you can support just drop us an email – childrenwithvoices@outlook.com

Testimonials

Messages of thanks from those who have used our services

“The Community Food Hub has helped me not to go hungry with my weekly food supply during these uncertain times. I appreciate the people who take the time to sort our my food and deliver.

I don’t know what I would do without their support as I have ongoing issues with my legs after coronavirus. I cannot walk long distances as before, the truth is I do not know what I would have done”

Ivy, Hackney Resident

“When I started Jumping Beans with my brother, I really enjoyed the experience, I learnt a lot about different skills. I was a very quiet person in class and used to get bullied.

Since I started Jumping Beans it’s boosted my confidence to manage the things around me and stick up for myself. Thank you for giving me the opportunity”

Ayesha, Jumping Bean

Children With Voices – Charity Number: 1191018 – Registered Address: Victoria Park Community Centre, 5 Gore Road, Victoria Park, Hackney, London E9 7HR

Photography: Grey Hutton – Website: East West Connect