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Foodbanks and Pantries

Foodbanks and shops are currently stretched to their limits, many people are struggling to find or afford the food they need. This issue affects both young and old.

During this current unsettled time, our Together Network partners are working hard to help foodbanks update the ways they're operating to reach those who most need their help. We're sharing vital local information like food bank opening times, linking up volunteers with emerging projects and supporting churches to take action of their own, like delivering food hampers to isolated older people and set-up telephone buddy systems.

With funding from generous donors, many of our Together Network partners from Plymouth to Newcastle are creating new food pantries, too. Food pantries have been created with partner organisations and unlike a traditional food bank a pantry allows families to shop in a supermarket-like environment, but at a very low cost. We're helping to not just meet immediate need but, also restore their dignity and freedom of choice.

We work in communities to tackle food poverty in a host of ways. From organising Holiday Clubs in the school holidays to help families whose children receive free school meals, to lunch clubs for the elderly. Many of our Together Network around England deliver Feast of Fun, a school holiday programme that not only provides families with nutritious meals, but also fun activities to do in communities and at home. And we offer practical solutions like programmes to teach people to cook healthily on a budget.

If you have questions about emergency food support in your local area see 'about us' section of this site, follow the links to your local joint venture.

For information about foodbank’s during the pandemic, the Trussell Trust have collated key information here.

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