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Food Banks

Here is a collection of information resources to find what food banks are near you. I hope it helps in these times of need. If anyone wants to write about thier experiences of food poverty or otherwise in 21st century Britain get in touch, pseudonyms welcome….

IFAN Member Organisations

 

Member organisations of Independent Food Aid Network operate throughout the UK and provide food aid to people in their communities in a variety of ways.  Their membership includes over 500 independent food banks.

 

How to search their member map:

Use the scroll wheel or the plus/minus symbol in the bottom left hand of the map to zoom in or out.  Click and drag using the mouse to navigate to your part of the country. Click on a marker to get the name and website of the foodbank. Visit their website for details.

 

(1) Click here for an expanded version of the map.


(2) In the expanded version, click on the magnifying glass icon to enter a postcode or place name.

 

 

Find a Food Bank

 

We support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

 

There are more than 1,200 food bank centres in our network, about two thirds of the food banks in the UK. We support these food banks to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis (for instance by advice agencies, GPs, social services and schools), as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face.

 

We know it’s a challenging time for everyone at the moment as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds. Food banks are grassroots, community organisations aimed at supporting people who cannot afford the essentials in life.

 

If you are in financial crisis and live in England or Wales, please call our confidential free helpline on 0808 208 2138 (open Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm, closed on public holidays). Visit the link below to find a local foodbank: