Our centre in Whitechapel is open every day throughout the year, as many as 300 free meals being served each day

and we will remain open everyday throughout this summer

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For many of us this may be another difficult and uncertain summer period. However, we continue to be inspired by the kindness and resilience we see from everybody involved in our work, from our volunteers and staff to the supporters like you who make our work possible.

We remain open and serving

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Christmas Preparations


Breakfast is Served


Hot Cuppa


Cooking Meals


Staff Arriving


Tea or Coffee


More eggs please


Another bath of sausages


Service with a smile

Christmas Message

100% Donation Policy

Donation Pie Chart

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 at 8:30am

Clothing available via showers daily

Advice workers available weekdays from 8am

Computer Suite available weekdays from 8am

Yes. We welcome donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and clothing on any weekday from 5am until 4pm and weekends from 5:30am until noon.

It is possible to make donations outside of these hours, if you can call us and arrange.

We are not able to accept duvets and pillows. And we cannot accept pre-cooked food.

Rarely. Our entrance is in Maples Place, E1 1BJ and it has parking bays. These are usually full most of the day from 8am

It is possible to park outside of our carpark gates, for a short time to unload (in the same road)

If you call us in advance and inform us of your vehicle registration number, we can have the gates open for you to park.

Yes! We cannot accept any more volunteers for Christmas, but please visit our volunteering pages for information about volunteering in the new year.


Yes. We are open every day of the year and will be open every day throughout Christmas.

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

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Housing Advice 2,724

offered housing advice

Clothes Delivered 278,541

articles of clothing given

Meals Served 346,536

meals served

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