More Than Food

Foodbanks are widening their support beyond food to help people in crisis break the cycle of poverty.


We’ve been supporting our Foodbank Network to develop our More Than Food programme, to help foodbanks develop into community hubs, providing people in need with emergency food and a range of support in one location.

The programme has received generous funding from a number of supporters including The Big Lottery FundMoney Saving Expert’s Martin Lewis, Comic Relief, Unilever and the innocent foundation.



Money management charities partnering with foodbanks to provide tools and courses to help tackle debt and financial difficulties.

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Eat Well Spend Less


Our basic cookery, nutrition and budget management course helping people to eat healthily when on a low budget.

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Helping children and families at times when free school meals are not available by offering food and fun activities.

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Tackling Fuel Poverty


Working with npower to pilot Fuel Banks, allowing struggling households on prepayment meters to receive a fuel bank voucher.

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Many other services

We are working on developing many other services to enable foodbanks to give holistic care and support for members of their community.

Many foodbanks offer toiletries and non-food items, for instance ‘Baby Basics’ provide new mothers with essential items and the ‘Big Wrap’ provides children with Christmas presents. We’re also offering support with welfare, housing, job skills and grants.

Contact information

For more details regarding our More Than Food initiatives, please contact the team.