First Love Foundation

First Love Foundation

  • 520 donors
  • 4 fundraisers

About us

We're here so no one has to face crisis alone. Since 2010, we’ve helped thousands of people in London's most deprived borough, get their lives back on track.
Together with our partners, we provide support to those who need it in Tower Hamlets, helping them get back on the path to sustainable and independent living. From the moment someone walks into our Crisis Centre, we sit down with them to listen to their story and find out why they are facing crisis in their life. We make sure they leave that same day with more than just food. Through the specialist advice and support we provide, people leave with the start of a solution.

First Love Foundation works in partnership with a wide range of agencies across Tower Hamlets to reach out to those who are facing crisis - be it bereavement, sudden illness, debt or benefit delay. Find out more about what we do here. 

Fundraise For Us

Many schools, churches, business and individuals donate tonnes of food to our foodbank to help tackle food poverty. Food is a fundamental human need and ‘no food’ is a crisis that requires an immediate response. However, very rarely does the crisis of ‘no food’ present itself without underlying factors. Support is needed from our fundraisers and funders to help us transform lives - from one of crisis to sustainably. There is no limit to what you can do, from a bake sale to a 10k run your efforts will help give a local person in crisis much more than food, but hope for the future.

Our Manifesto

We believe everyone deserves to be loved. We don’t turn our heads away. We don’t close our eyes. No one should feel desperation. No one should feel unloved and alone. No one should slip through the cracks. We put more than meals in bellies. We put hope in hearts. We put lives back on track. We open eyes and make others feel empathy. We are the bridge between crisis and resilience. We turn fear into confidence. We help people take control of their own lives. We empower them to start living again. Because everyone has the right to be loved.

If you'd like more information about making a donation or volunteering, please visit our website.

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Support First Love Foundation: COVID-19 Crisis

This is an extremely testing time. Our charity needs support to ensure we can continue deliver our services, at the current rate, to those that are in the greatest need during this crisis. Since the start of COVID-19, things have been extremely busy here at First Love. We have ...

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Love Summer 2020

At First Love Foundation, the school holidays are usually our busiest time. Many families facing financial difficulty struggle to feed their children out of term time, when school meals are not provided. The aftermath of COVID-19 means this year is expected to be much harder than previous years. And ...

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#GivingTuesdayNow - 5th May

"#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of unity in response to Coronavirus. A day where we can all come together to recognise, celebrate and give thanks for the incredible outpouring of compassion we have witnessed during this crisis". For #GivingTuesdayNow, First Love is launching a short, urgent Appeal for one specific ...

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