We are humbled and blessed by the faithful giving of churches, schools and the wider community locally that has enabled us to support the local people through emergency food parcels for the past ten years; feeding over 115,000 people.
Please take the time to read this update on the current situation, as well as Harvest.
Here are the links to this year’s Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank Harvest 2022 videos; about our way of working and how people from all walks of life have, and can, help make a difference supporting us helping those facing food poverty locally. (Schools, churches and community groups tell us they find our Harvest videos a useful, informative Harvest resource; we hope that you will find this also.)
Primary school and general community group Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank Harvest 2022 video:
Secondary school or more in-depth video including Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank – 10 years in numbers!
For information on booking school assemblies and/ or food donation collection transport please email:
(Please bear with us this year as we may take longer than previously to pick up donated food as we are very mindful of the cost of fuel and are endeavouring to schedule our van routes to minimise costs.)
For our warehouse opening hours and ways to support us please visit our website:
Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like further assistance [email protected]
HIGHEST EVER NUMBERS:
Throughout 2022 our average number of people supported per month has been over 1,500 people, compared to pre-Covid levels of nearer 1,000.
With the current pressure on incomes of energy, fuel and food prices, this Mayand August were record months with 1,680 and 1,745 respectively. The first week of September has seen a further rise with our emergency food feeding 500 people in just one week. Despite generous food donations we are currently having to buy food items for the majority of items on our shopping list.
We therefore ask you to consider further supporting your local community, if possible on an ongoing basis. We have had encouraging feedback from a church who deciding to refresh their foodbank support, took on one of our larger Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank logoed ‘Dump Bins’ and were delighted with the response; we are now regularly collecting 40 to 50kg of food from there.
Another church, seeing the urgency of the need, have recently, generously donated £1,000 from central funds to help top up our food supplies.
With the cost of living/ fuel price rises announcements made earlier in the year we are especially grateful that some schools took time towards the end of their busy school year to collect food for us!
This year we have seen an increase in the number of business volunteer teams looking to support their local community taking time to help out in our warehouse, getting food ready for distribution through our volunteer crewed church centres.
For further information on how to help see our website https://stokeontrent.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/
or contact [email protected]
We value your support and prayers for our work in such challenging times,
from All at Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank – the Trustees, Staff, Volunteers and Guests.