How our food bank works

Providing emergency food to people in crisis.

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income or a benefit stopping. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.


Food is donated

This is where you come in! Generous people across Bradford as individuals, schools, churches and businesses donate non-perishable, in-date food to us. You can donate food to our centre or at Tesco on Valley Road, Asda on Cemetery Road and Rooley Lane.

View our current shopping list.


Food is sorted and stored

Our team of 40 volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.

If you are interested in volunteering, we’d love to hear from you!


Professionals identify people in need

We partner with over 100 agencies across Bradford such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and police and the Job Centre to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

Become a registered foodbank voucher holder.


Clients receive food

Foodbank clients then bring their voucher our centre where it can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

What’s in a food parcel?

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