Real Stories

“The foodbank was a lifesaver.” Your support is helping us to change lives.

Ami said: ‘It started in February when I lost my disability allowance even though I had a clot in my head, heart problems, lymphoedema & underactive thyroid. It affected me in every way and I ended up feeling suicidal. I closed myself down for 3 months but I had to come here to get food as my cupboards and fridge were completely bare.
I love coming here to talk to the wonderful people, especially Jo (pictured – one of our volunteer signposters) and Nigel (our benefits advisor from Equalities Together) who has applied for PIP for me which is now in process. If I didn’t come here, I think I would have ended up dead.’

Alan Reid photo

Alan’s Story

My life is so different now – it feels like I’m living in a palace instead of my tent. I’ve met the nicest people I’ve ever met through church and the Foodbank and everyone has bent over backwards to help me. They’ve done so much for me.

I am extremely grateful and hopefully I will be able to pay you back! I really don’t know what to say. You’ve made an old man really happy.


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 Craig & Nicole’s Story

We were in the middle of Bradford when my partner started having a panic attack. By the time we got to the hospital, we realised that his phone, wallet, rent money – nearly £400 had been stolen. We were on benefits and with me being pregnant it was more of a struggle.

Then we came to the Foodbank and they were really lovely to us and the jacket potato was the first meal we’d had in about a week!

We feel like we’re on the up now as Craig has a new job and in about 3 months time we’ll be able to get a 2 bedroomed house together.



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