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The Food Bus project  are two mobile greengrocers and one mobile community space.

Our unique double decker bus and milk float reach areas experiencing high food insecurity or lack access to affordable food.

At Be Enriched, we believe that affordable, nutritious food should be accessible to everyone, so we're bringing the shop to those areas.

Each week the Food Bus and float aims to offer groceries, cupboard items and more, at a lower cost price.

The bus uniquely has a cafe on the top deck, allowing people to buy a coffee and catch up with friends.

And it's sustainable! We comply with Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) guidance and use solar panels to create energy. 

The project has been funded by the Mayor of London and the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP) through the Good Growth Fund, DWS, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Sarah Dent, Wandsworth Council, L&Q and Mercers’ Charitable Foundation.

Canteens: Our Causes

Timetable
Everyone is welcome on board

Tuesdays
10am - 2pm
Queen Mary's Hospital, SW15 5PN

 

Wednesdays 
2 - 4pm 
Allen Edwards Primary School, 
SW4 6RP

Thursdays
11am - 4pm
Dawson Heights Community Centre
Overhill Road,
SE22 0PN

Fridays
Midday - 2pm 
Larkhall Primary School, SW4 6PH

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Introducing the Food Float

In November 2023, we took delivery of a new addition to our efforts to help people access low-cost food.

The Food Float is a specially converted electric vehicle that will compliment the Food Bus.

It's already been out offering more affordable fruit, vegetables and cupboard staples in Lambeth and Wandsworth, and we are looking forward to using it to extend our reach much further in 2024. 

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Canteens: Donate

Are you running an event?
Why not include the fun and food offered by our unique double decker or converted milk float?
Find out more on our Events page.


Would you like a Food Bus/Float stop near you?
If you feel your neighbourhood would benefit from a visit, either regular or one-off, email: 
foodbus@be-enriched.org

Food Bus Highly Commended, 27 April 2022

We were over the moon to see our work with the Food Bus highlighted at the national Social Value awards. Our specially converted double-decker was highly commended in the Social Innovation category. 

Be Enriched Founder and CEO Kemi Akinola said: “We are delighted that The Food Bus was recognised in this way. It has been a labour of love to get to this point. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported this important work, especially the team on board the bus. They work hard each and every week to bring low cost, healthy food and essentials to those who need them in Lambeth and Wandsworth. This commendation demonstrates the positive impact we are having, especially at a challenging time, and we look forward to taking this further in the future. Everyone is welcome on board the Food Bus. When you shop with us, you can feel confident that you are also supporting the local community. If there is anyone who would like to get further involved in this work, including sponsoring the bus, please do get in touch.” 

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