Baby Bank

Our baby bank supports families in Waltham Forest and beyond who are in urgent need of help. We rely solely on donations from the community, a gift from one local family to another.

What is Baby Bank?

The Baby Bank is like a food bank but for baby essentials. We collect new and pre-loved items for newborns to 5 year olds from the local community and give them to families who are in urgent need of help. We were set up in 2013 and since then we have provided support to hundreds of local families.

Who does the Baby Bank help?

We are helping families in Waltham Forest and nearby areas who are facing hard times or a crisis. They come to us through referrals from social care, health professionals and other support agencies.

What does the Baby Bank provide?

We collect and provide baby essentials like nappies, formula, food, wipes, clothes, books, toys and pushchairs. We don’t receive any funding for the Baby Bank and rely solely on donations from the local community to support our work. We are always in need of donations and money to buy new items.

Did you know?

The Borough of Waltham Forest is ranked in the poorest 10% boroughs nationally and is the 7th most deprived out of London’s 33 boroughs. We know that children living in poverty in our borough will struggle to reach their full potential. We need your support to help every baby in this borough thrive.

Do you want to help?

There are many ways you can support the Baby Bank but the easiest way for you to help and most useful thing to us is money donations.

Donating money

We tend to get a lot of donations of items like buggies and toys, but less of everyday items like nappies, wipes and food which we need to buy brand new.

Below you can make one-off donations of as little as £5 which could by 44 nappies for a newborn baby or you can donate in person at any of our centres.

Donating items

We always need essential items like nappies, wipes, food, clothes, books, toys and buggies. You can donate these in person at our drop off centre on Tuesdays between 10am – 1pm. Contact for a drop off address and for more information.


Why not join our friendly team and make a real difference! Help us sort donations and bundle parcels for families, please get in touch


If you know of a family that needs help you can you can refer them. For more information contact us at

If you need support yourself please get in touch

Or you can fill in our referral form below

Volunteering for companies

Is your company looking for a way of supporting the local community and do some team building? We provide worthwhile volunteering opportunities and sessions for different sized companies, to find out more get in touch with us at

Make a donation

Here you can make a one-off donation or you can also donate in person at any of our Centres.

How your money can help

£5 could buy 44 nappies for a newborn baby

£10 could buy a mattress for a cot

£15 could buy a starter pack of baby wipes, nappies, food and clothes for a family in need

£20 could buy a stairgate to provide safety for the whole family

£25 could buy a Moses basket helping a baby sleep safely at night

£50 could buy a high chair for safe and comfortable dining

£75 could buy a cot for a baby ensuring a good night’s sleep