Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK, with individuals going hungry every day for a range of reasons, from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income.
The Trussell Trust’s 400-strong network of foodbanks provides a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. In 2014/15, they gave 1,084,604 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.
Click here for more information about the Trussell Trust, to search for local foodbanks or if you want to volunteer or donate to your local foodbank
Speak to your GP if you might need help from a foodbank
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, schools and social workers identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. This entitles them to receive a foodbank parcel of three days’ nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food.
Local foodbank addresses:
Chalk Farm Foodbank
9 Eglon Mews
Tel: 0207 483 3763
RCCG City Church
14 Pratt Mews
Tel: 07984 796902 or 07947 197575
St Marys Willesden
Tel: 0203 7455 972