Our centre in Whitechapel has remained open throughout this pandemic, as many as 600 free meals being served each day

and we will remain open throughout this new Lockdown and the Winter

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Thank you to all the supporters who helped us remain open every day to serve free food to all in need during the pandemic.

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Whitechapel Mission

Whitechapel Mission

Our Work


Breakfast is Served


Hot Cuppa


Cooking Meals


Lunch is ready


Lunch and a sandwich


More eggs please


Another batch of sausages


Take-away Sandwich?

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100% Donation Policy

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How we use your donations

The Trustees of the Whitechapel Mission are proud to confirm that we operate on a unique 100% donations policy. Every penny of every donation received is used strictly for charitable purposes.

The Trustees understand the importance and responsibility that comes with running a charity and accountability it brings.

All the charity's administrative and fundraising costs are covered by:

  • Investment income
  • Income generated from the Whitechapel Mission building. Money raised from rental income

People asking for money on our trains

  • We offer free food, free showers, free clothing and free advice and counseling to all those in need.
  • Free access to medical advice, free access to educational classes and free access to benefits advice, job club and housing advice.
  • Daycentre open every day of the year, and staff on-site 24 hours a day.
  • Advice centre open until 4pm weekdays.
  • We are open to all, regardless of their background, race, sex, religion or origin.

Frequently Asked Questions

A free breakfast served daily at 8am

A free lunch served daily

Showers available weekdays from 8:30am - appointment only

Clothing available via showers daily

Advice workers available weekdays from 9am - appointment only

Computer Suite available weekdays from 9am - appointment only

NO! All donations need to be quarantined for 3 days before we can touch them. We are in Tier4 in London and even if you do decide to break the rules and deliver your donations, they will not be used for Christmas.

No. London is now in Tier4 lockdown until the New Year

We are grateful for the interest in volunteering onsite, but we need to keep volunteers, guests and staff safe.


Yes. All Christmas preparations are complete, food is ordered and volunteers arranged. This is going to be a difficult winter for those sleeping on our streets, with reduced services this year, and very few places available to get a hot cooked meal.

Please follow us on instagram, facebook and twitter. Watch out for our Christmas Updates: #OurChristmasMission

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Housing Advice 1,924

offered housing advice

Clothes Delivered 7,925

people supported in 2020

Meals Served 277,745

meals served

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