UK Foodbank network
What do foodbanks do?
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. Last year the network fed over 900,000 people.
All food is donated by the public and sorted by volunteers. Frontline care professionals such as doctors and social workers identify people in crisis and issue a food voucher. Clients receive three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food in exchange for their food voucher. Foodbanks also make time to chat and to signpost clients to other helpful services.
Foodbanks help prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems. A simple box of food makes a big difference.
The Trussell Trust partners with churches and communities to open new foodbanks right across the UK. With over 400 foodbanks projects launched, the Trust's goal is for every town to have one.
Are you interested in setting up a foodbank. If so click the link below
Set up a foodbank
Why do people need emergency food?
Hunger is not just a third world problem. Today people across the UK will struggle to feed themselves and their families. Redundancy, illness, benefit delay, domestic violence, debt, family breakdown and paying for heating during winter are just some of the reasons why people go hungry. Read client stories
What’s in a foodbox?
Each foodbox contains a minimum of three days nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food.
View a foodbank shopping list
Find out more about the work of The Trussell Trust