I consider myself very lucky in the sense that I’ve never needed assistance from a food bank. Which is probably a good thing considering I have no idea where my local one actually is.
Like many of us, when it comes to donating to the food bank I’ve opted for the most convenient option and used the donation cages that you often find within the entrance / exit of your local supermarket.
However, not everyone is in my situation. Which is why for whatever the reason might be, donations or otherwise. I wanted to create this post explaining how you can find your most local food bank.
Introducing, The Trussell Trust
The Trussell Trust runs a network of over 400 foodbanks. It provides emergency food and support to people in crisis across the UK.
The website itself provides a wealth of information. Including a fantastic interactive map allowing you to find the most local foodbank to you.
In my case, I found that the nearest foodbank was more than 6 miles away, taking up to 20 minutes one way in a car. For those looking to go via public transport it would be a 40 minute to an hour journey, and would no doubt cost the single cost of a ‘day rider’ ticket which is currently £4.90.
Luckily, I found a number of foodbanks that were more local not covered by the Trussell Trust website. With a 3.3 mile distance from my current home, or a 20 minute journey on the bus I found this to be more achievable.
These foodbanks can be found via the NetMums website. If you know of a locally run foodbank then you’re able to add their services to the website allowing others in need and to assist with donations.
If you have any further hints and tips on how to find a local foodbank then do let me know in the comments.