Every day costs

Food costs

There are several low-cost food options and community groups across Royal Greenwich for anyone who needs help to afford food.

Join a local food pantry

If you are struggling to afford groceries and food, join a local food pantry. It costs £3.50 a week for £20 worth of food, so you can feed your whole family for much less. 

Find your local food pantry.

Food banks through LiveWell

If you are struggling to afford food or utility bills, you can contact LiveWell Greenwich for advice and support, who can refer you to food banks if you need food bank vouchers.  

Speak to LiveWell advisors.

Retail offers

The following supermarkets offer discounted meals (although there are not any branches with cafes in the borough, you may be interested in travelling to neighbouring boroughs). 

Kids eat free at Morrisons' cafes when a parent buys an adult meal worth £4.99 or over. Morrisons is rolling out the deal nationwide and you can find your nearest café by using the store locator tool.

Asda will be extending its ‘Kids eat for £1’ scheme. The scheme will run til the end of the year, find your nearest cafe by using the store locator tool

Low-cost fruit and vegetables

You can buy cheap fruit and vegetable at some local children's centres across the borough.  

See what support you can get at your local children’s centre.

Cookery clubs and community kitchens

You can learn how to cook cheap, nutritious meals for your family for free, through local cookery clubs run by the Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency (GCDA).  

Get involved with a cookery club in Greenwich.

You can get free monthly community meals at rotating community centres across the borough.

Join a community kitchen in Greenwich.

Broadband and phone packages

You could get support paying your internet and phone bills through social tariffs. 

Find out how to get a discount on your phone and broadband. 


You may be eligible for free or discounted travel through Transport for London Services (TfL). 

Get discounted travel on TfL.

Borrow household items 

You can borrow a range of useful products, from hoovers to sewing machines, at much lower cost to buying them, at Woolwich Library.  

Borrow from Library of Things.