3.1 million

That’s the record number of emergency food parcels distributed by our food banks in the last 12 months.

This is nearly double the number compared to five years ago.

We cannot allow these rising levels of need to continue, and we know what needs to change to help people who can’t afford the essentials.

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We’re an anti-poverty charity and community of food banks providing practical support to people who can’t afford the essentials, and campaigning for a future where none of us need to use emergency food to get by.

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If you’re struggling, find out how to get emergency food from your local food bank. We can also help you access advice and support.

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Support us

One in seven people in the UK are facing hunger. Help us ensure food banks can be there for everyone who needs them right now, while we work towards a future where everyone has enough money for the essentials.

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Join our incredible network of volunteers, with both local and home-based roles available.

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Donate food

Support your local food bank by donating food and other essentials.

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Who needs food banks?

We know that low incomes are driving people to food banks, but certain groups are more likely to face hunger than others.

Hear from single mum Lowri, who had no option but to turn to a food bank after she was forced to close her business.

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It’s not right that anyone needs to use a food bank. Help us ensure everyone has enough income for the essentials.

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