About the Foodbank Network

The Trussell Trust supports communities and churches to open foodbanks across the UK.

Our foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local communities, as well as across the UK.

The Foodbank Network was founded in 2004 after four years of developing the original foodbank based in Salisbury. Since then The Trussell Trust has helped communities work together to launch foodbanks nationwide in a wide range of towns and cities.

Between March 2019 and March 2020 the Foodbank has provided 3 days of nutritionally balanced food
and basic toiletries to 5258 people- 3424 adults and 1834 children in need. The most common reasons memebers of the community cite for having to utilise the foodbank are five-week Universal Credit payment delay, changes to benefits and low-income.

As a network, we want to see more people helped out of crisis and fewer people needing foodbanks in the future. That’s why The Trussell Trust and local foodbanks are working together to develop new ways to help people out of crisis through programmes like More Than Food.

To find out more about The Trussell Trust visit www.trusselltrust.org.


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