Gloucester Foodbank

Gloucester Foodbank

At a glance

Causes

  • Poverty relief

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline”

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Gloucester Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust network of food banks. Our Foodbank was founded by City Church Gloucester and opened in April 2005. Initially it was based in Barton Street, Gloucester before moving to The George Whitefield Centre on Great Western Road in September 2009. We work with many local churches, schools and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area.

This is a really exciting time to join the food bank and help shape our services locally. 

Activities

Through a network of local referral partners we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in hardship.  We also offer a warm welcome, listening ear and signposting support to everyone visiting the food bank. 

In our first full year of trading we distributed 1,400 parcels (10.25 tonnes of food) to local people. While our parcels still contain mostly food we now include toiletries, pet food and baby products if available. In the year 2022-23 we distributed more than 13,800 parcels (119.90 tonnes of food and toiletries) to local people.

We also offer a Financial Inclusion Service to clients who are currently using this Foodbank. The aim is to maximise their income so that the clients have more disposable income and have the dignity of buying their own food.

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