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Community Table

Shoreditch Trust believes that coming together to cook and share good food can be transformative. Community Table connects people to the good quality food essential for health and wellbeing.

Community Table focuses on two key areas of delivery:

Community Table – cooked meal delivery
Working with our trainee chefs on Blue Marble Training, Waterhouse Restaurant cooks and packs meals, delivering to people in Hackney who are not able to cook for themselves.

Community Kitchen - facilitated cook and eat groups
Group cook and eat sessions, bringing people together to prepare and eat a meal together, taking part in discussions and activities on nutrition and cooking topics and building social connections, confidence, peer support and sharing of community knowledge.

Providing the cooked meal service
Community Table operates from the kitchen of WaterHouse Restaurant, a social enterprise run by Shoreditch Trust to train young chefs.
Professional chefs and coordinators oversee food preparation and packing. Each food parcel contains a two-course cooked meal for every person in the household – tailored to meet their dietary requirements. Parcels are delivered by community volunteers, who are DBS checked and trained in socially distanced safe deliveries.

Shoreditch Trust would like to thank all of the funders and supporters who make this work possible.


Funders & supporters





Community Table has been generously supported by:

  • East End Emergency Fund 
  • City Bridge Trust, as part of the London Community Response Fund
  • Macquarie Group
  • Siemens Bank
  • Barclays Bank
  • The Worshipful Company of Drapers
  • Amazon
We would also like to thank all of the individuals from Hackney, London and across the UK who have made donations or taken part in fundraising to support people in our community.



Meet the team
Jane Hunter
Jane Hunter
Community Coordinator
Olivia  Woodward
Olivia Woodward
Practice Lead: Group Work Practice and Approaches
Sec Khuang San
Sec Khuang San
Sous Chef / Deputy Facilitator

Many people using the Community Table meal delivery service may be struggling to shop or cook or do not have access to safe cooking facilities.

Beneficiaries for the service are identified through Shoreditch Trust services, Hackney Council helplines, Adult Social Care, GPs and Primary Care, and the Homerton Respiratory Service, as well as community and self-referrals.

Call: 020 3559 9234

Gallery Community Table