Mission and values

Our vision:

To end hunger and poverty in the UK.

Our mission:

Bringing communities together to end hunger and poverty in the UK by providing compassionate, practical help with dignity whilst challenging injustice.

Our founding verse

We’re an anti-poverty charity founded on Christian principles.

We work with people of all faiths and none, and are founded by Jesus’ words;

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
– Matthew 25:35-36

Our values

Passionate

Our passion is grounded in a sense of injustice: it’s not right that anyone should face poverty and hunger.

Compassionate

We stand in solidarity with people that need the help of food banks. We put the wellbeing of people served by food banks above everything else. We always uphold and protect their dignity.

Accountable

We have a duty to hold be accountable and to hold those in power accountable for their decisions and will always speak truth to power.

Innovative

We have the ambition to pursue new and creative ideas that have the potential to change lives for the better. We will recognise the creativity of food banks in our network and will regularly consult with and involve them in our planning

Empowering

We always listen to, and are led by, the voices of the people that need help from food banks, and encourage everyone to speak out against injustice together