Stratford-upon-Avon Foodbank New Premises Project

Project Category: Registered charityProject Tags: Vulnerable Society

  • Our Story

    At Stratford-upon-Avon Foodbank, we believe no one in our community should go hungry. That’s why we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust.

    By providing three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced, emergency food, Stratford Foodbank offers aid and support to the most vulnerable in our town. Non-perishable in-date food is donated by the public at a range of locations across the town, such as schools, churches and business, as well as supermarket collection points. This food is sorted into emergency food parcels and given to people in need. We rely on the support of the community for volunteers and food donations.

    Established in 2013, Stratford-upon-Avon Foodbank was founded by local churches and community groups. Since then we have distributed over 12,000 food parcels to those in crisis. Currently we are experiencing a huge increase in the number of families seeking our help. During the first four months of 2019, Stratford upon Avon Foodbank distributed 1,190 emergency food parcels to local people in need: an average of 297 parcels month, 99 of which went to children, and represents a 63% year on year increase.

    This increased demand has meant that we need a new premises with more storage and space to consult with clients and support them in a comfortable, confidential setting. Our move to the Fred Winter Centre will allow us to do this.

    Whether you are interested in volunteering for us, helping us fundraise or would just like to find out more, please visit our website at stratforduponavon.foodbank.org.uk or drop us an email at info@stratforduponavon.foodbank.org.uk.

    We are very grateful for all help, so next time you are grocery shopping in town, or visiting the hospital, or church, please bring along a non-perishable food/toiletry item and place it in one of our collection bins.

    Our motto is: Every Can Helps!

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