The Nuneaton Foodbank is now open at St. Paul’s Stockingford on Tuesdays and Fridays to provide emergency food to feed local people in crisis.
13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK, and our foodbank aims to provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to these people within our local area.
People in need are identified by frontline professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, Citizens Advice Bureau staff, welfare officers, the police and probation officers, amongst others, and issued with a foodbank voucher.
Clients then bring their voucher to the foodbank centre where it can be exchanged for three days supply of emergency food. Food parcels have been designed by dieticians to provide recipients with nutritionally balanced food.
Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea and are able to signpost people to agencies who can help resolve the longer-term problem. As foodbanks are an emergency food-provision service, it is important to get clients in touch with organisations who can help them address the underlying problem.
The Nuneaton Foodbank is sponsored by the Trussell Trust which works in partnership with local churches and organisations to create a foodbank network for communities across the UK. There are now over 275 foodbanks in the network.