Kleiderkammern (Clothes depots)

In some types of accommodation there are clothes depots. There you can receive well looked-after clothing and shoes donated by Hamburg residents – free of charge. If there is no clothes depot at your accommodation or you need more clothes various other clothes depots can be found at other locations around Hamburg. Some clothes depots have special opening hours only for women and children.

  • DRK-Kleiderkammer Wandsbek
    Gustav-Adolf-Straße 88, Wednesday 8 am – 12 pm (noon)
  • DRK-Kleiderkammer Osdorfer Born
    Bonheide 99 (Bunker), Monday 9 am – 12 pm (noon), Wednesday 1 pm – 4 pm, Thursday 9 am – 12 pm (noon)
  • DRK-Kleiderkammer Lokstedt
    Julius-Vosseler-Straße 2, Monday (family day) 9:30 am – 6 pm, Tuesday 9:30 am – 2 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 am – 3 pm
  • DRK-Kleiderkammer Harburg
    Maretstraße 73, Thursday 8 am – 11 am
  • DRK-Kleiderkammer Billstedt
    Steilshooper Straße 2, Tuesday and Wednesday 1 pm – 3:30 pm, Thursday 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Kleiderkammer Hanseatic Help
    Große Elbstraße 264, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 pm (noon) – 6 pm
  • Kleiderkiste Altona-Nord
    Please bring proof of asylum seeker status (e.g. your Aufenthaltsgestattung (temporary residence permit)). Eppendorfer Weg 27, Tuesday to Thursday 10 am – 6 pm, Friday 10 am – 1 pm
  • Kleiderkammer Gemeinde Schiffbek
    Please bring proof of your asylum seeker status (e.g. your Aufenthaltsgestattung (temporary residence permit)). Billstedter Hauptstraße 86, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 am – 1 pm
  • Umsonstladen Altona (For-free shop)
    Not only can you find clothes here but also books or toys. Bodenstedtstraße 16, Monday 4 pm – 6 pm, Tuesday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Wednesday 4 pm – 7 pm, Friday 10:30 am – 4 pm, Saturday 10 am – 12:30 pm
Low budget community stores

In low budget community stores people can buy used clothes, toys, books and furniture without spending a lot. The prices are low. To shop at these stores, you must bring proof of your asylum seeker status (e.g. your Aufenthaltsgestattung (temporary residence permit)). Please ask at each store directly to find out more about how to shop there. Sometimes it is necessary to bring a customer card. You can receive these at the store.

  • SpendaBel Schanzenviertel
    Weidenallee 38, Monday to Friday 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
  • Sozialkaufhaus „KapHornKids”
    Horner Landstrasse 140, Monday to Friday 8 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 5 pm
  • SpendaBel St. Pauli
    Feldstraße 37, 37, Monday to Friday 10 am – 5:45 pm
  • SpendaBel Billstedt
    Gundermannstraße 8, Monday to Friday 10 am – 3:45 pm
  • SpendaBel Wilhelmsburg
    Am Veringhof 15, Monday to Friday 8 am – 4 pm
  • Sozialkaufhaus Bezahlbar Barmbek
    Habichtstraße 126, Monday to Friday 10 am – 6 pm
  • Kindersozialkaufhaus Dschungelkiste
    Gründgensstraße 16, Monday to Friday 8 am – 5 pm
  • Sozialkaufhaus Warengut
    Altona Borselstraße 3, Monday to Friday 10 am – 6 pm
  • Möbelbergedorf
    Brookkehre 32, Monday to Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Petri und Pauli Laden
    Bergedorfer Schloßstraße 9, Monday 10 am – 12 pm (noon), Tuesday and Thursday 1 pm – 5 pm

Other similar stores: www.einfal.de/projekte/spenda-bel

Food banks

Food banks provide free or affordable food to those in need. There are several distribution points in Hamburg. Following presentation of proof of your asylum seeker status (e.g. your Bescheid für Asylsuchende (certificate of asylum seeker status)) and registration you will receive food at these locations.

  • Herz AS
    Norderstraße 50, +49 40 232622, meals served Monday to Friday 2:30 pm
  • Mission
    Neustädter Straße 31b, +49 40 280514662, Tuesday to Sunday 3 pm – 10 pm
  • Borsteler Tisch
    Borsteler Chaussee 23, +49 40 51431420, Wednesday 1 pm– 3 pm Please note: € 1 per meal! Only for people living in Folgeunterkünften (public accomodation) in Groß Borstel and the surrounding area
  • CaFée mit Herz
    Seewartenstraße 10, +49 40 31790260, Monday to Friday 7 am – 10 am and 2 pm – 5 pm, Saturday 7 am – 10 am

A list of other distribution points with opening hours and additional information / conditions can be found here: www.hamburger-tafel.de/hilfseinrichtungen.html.

Cheap food in supermarkets and discount stores

In supermarkets, you will mainly find food but also other products necessary for everyday life. Popular stores are for example: EdekaReweReal or Kaufland.

Discount stores are similar to supermarkets but

Last Updated: 20/11/2020

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