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80+ Food Banks to Support or Use in the UK, Canada, & Australia

The following article was sent to us with a request to assist in sharing this comprehensive list. We also encourage readers to use the list to find organizations that could most benefit from your help.

Food insecurity in the UK, Canada, and Australia is worsening. At the same time, due to rising inflation and shrinking household budgets, much of the support that food banks rely on has been slowing.

The Trussell Trust, the UK’s the largest food bank network, reports a 37% increase in food parcels distributed in 2022-3. Two years of high inflation and government cutbacks to Universal Credit has driven demand.

Similarly in Canada and Australia, high inflation and inadequate social assistance has driven record numbers of people to their local foodbanks.

I’ve created this list of food banks in the UK, Canada, and Australia to help these local organizations meet their areas’ needs. I encourage readers to use the list to find organizations that could most benefit from your help.

If you’re facing food insecurity in the UK, visit the Trussell Trust website; in Canada call 211 for information about local foodbanks; and in Australia, visit the website for Foodbank Australia, the country’s largest hunger-relief charity.

UK

England


1. Bournemouth Foodbank

Principal Location

Bournemouth Foodbank, Bournemouth, Dorset

Other Locations

St George’s Foodbank Centre, Bournemouth, Dorset

Church Lifehouse, Moordon, Bournemouth, Dorset

Citygate Community Hub, Bournemouth, Dorset

Castle Coffee, Bournemouth, Dorset

Website

bournemouth.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Mailing address: 118 Haviland Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH7 6HW

Phone: 0120 239 4505

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash or checks, volunteering, food or fund drives, legacy giving, corporate partnerships, shop for a cause

Overview

Founded in 2008, the Bournemouth Foodbank collaborates with 233 charitable organizations and agencies to ensure that people receive the assistance they need. The organization operates four primary distribution hubs, situated around the eastern region of Bournemouth.

Beyond its core food distribution initiatives, the Bournemouth Foodbank extends its reach by offering training and valuable mental health support services. These services are designed to address the underlying challenges that frequently hinder people from breaking free from the cycle of poverty.


2. Brent Foodbank

Principal Location

Vestry Hall, Willesden, Greater London (Collections only)

Other Locations

Lindsay Park Baptist Church, Kenton, Greater London (Collections only)

Willesden Warehouse, Willesden, Greater London (Donations only)

Website

brent.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Mailing address: Vestry Hall, 21 Neasden Lane, Willesden, London, NW10 2TS

Phone: 0203 745 5972

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash or checks, volunteering, food or fund drives, legacy giving, corporate partnerships

Overview

The Brent Foodbank has been active since 2011, mainly serving the northeastern part of London. Dedicated to eliminating the necessity for food banks in the UK, it’s an engaged member of the Trussell Trust’s Hunger Free Future campaign. Through this effort, the Trussell Trust is advocating for improved social security so that people seeking its services can comfortably afford essentials such as food, heating, and personal care items.


3. Bromley Borough Foodbank

Principal Location

Bromley Borough Foodbank, Kent, Greater London

Other Locations

Oak Community Church, Bromley, Greater London

United Reform Church, Bromley, Greater London

Walnuts Shopping Centre, Orpinton, Greater London

The Salvation Army, Penge, Greater London

The Glades, Bromley, Greater London (Donations only)

Ashgrove Industrial Estate, Bromley, Greater London (Donations only)

Website

bromleyborough.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Mailing address: Bromley Borough Foodbank, C/O Orpington Baptist Church, Station Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0RZ

Phone: 0800 9 20 23 24

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, food or fund drives, legacy giving, corporate partnerships

Overview

The Bromley Borough Foodbank was founded in 2010 to help the people of South East London and surrounding areas. Every year, it helps thousands of families facing difficulties by handing out emergency food kits. To keep its services running smoothly, the food bank counts on the backing of its community. If you’re considering supporting, you can either make a financial contribution or dedicate some of your time as a volunteer.


4. Coventry Foodbank

Principal Location

The Halo Centre, Coventry, West Midlands

Other Locations

Queens Road Baptist Church, Coventry, West Midlands

St Francis of Assisi, Coventry, West Midlands

St Catherine’s Church of England, Coventry, West Midlands

St Oswalds Church, Coventry, West Midlands

Redeemed Church Of God – Holy Ghost Zone, Coventry, West Midlands

Coventry City Mission, Coventry, West Midlands

St Laurences Church, Coventry, West Midlands

Hope Centre, Coventry, West Midlands

Willenhall Foodbank, Willenhall, West Midlands

Foleshill Baptist Church, Coventry, West Midlands

Christian Life Ministries, Coventry, West Midlands

Walsgrave Baptist Church, Coventry, West Midlands

Allesley Park Evangelical Church, Coventry, West Midlands

St Stephens Church, Coventry, West Midlands

Website

coventry.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Mailing address: The Halo Centre, 1 Progress Way, Binley Industrial Estate, Coventry, CV3 2NT

Phone: 0247 699 3770

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, food or fund drives, legacy giving, corporate partnerships

Overview

Coventry Foodbank handed out 34,500 food assistance parcels in 2020 and 2021 through its 15 distribution hubs located throughout the area. As rising inflation pushes the living costs higher, the organization is seeking contributions in the form of food, funds, and volunteering.


5. Durham Foodbank

Principal Location

County Durham Foodbank, Chester-le-Street, County Durham

Other Locations

Annfield Plain Community Centre, Stanley, County Durham

Belvedere House, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Blackhall Community Centre, Blackhall Colliery, Hartlepool

Christ the King Church, Bowburn, County Durham

Brandon Community Centre, Brandon, County Durham

Evangel Church, Chester-le-Street, County Durham

St Aidan’s Church Hall, Chilton, County Durham

Methodist Church, Consett, County Durham

Salvation Army, Crook, County Durham

St Hild & St Helen Christian Fellowship, Seaham, County Durham

United Reformed Church, Durham, County Durham

Elvet Methodist Church, Durham, County Durham

Durham City Baptist Church, Durham, County Durham

Ferryhill Sport & Education Centre, Ferryhill, County Durham

& 14 more locations throughout County Durham

Website

durham.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Mailing address: Foodstore, Unit 7/9 First Avenue, Drum Industrial Estate, Chester-le-Street, DH2 1AG

Phone: 0191 303 7559

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, check, corporate partnerships, host a fundraising event

Overview

Durham Foodbank has over 20 distribution hubs spread across County Durham and Hartlepool, making it one of the largest foodbank networks in the UK. Through its extensive collaboration with churches, community centers, and various non-profit entities, it provides sustenance for close to 2,000 people every month.


6. East & West Nottingham Foodbank

Primary Location

Hope House, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Other Locations

St Marthas Church, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

St Barnabas Church, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Grangewood Methodist Church, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

The Haven Church, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Montrose Court Church Foodbank, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Mount Zion Church, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Bilborough Foodbank, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

St Margarets Church, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Sneinton Salvation Army, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Carlton Community Hub, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Bridgeway Hall Methodist Centre, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Bethesda Ministries Community Hall, Netherfield, Nottinghamshire

Radford Arboretum, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Website

eastwestnottingham.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Hope House & Boundary Community Centre, Boundary Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2RF

Phone: 0303 040 1110

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, corporate partnerships, host a fundraising event

Overview

Founded in 2011, the East & West Nottingham Foodbank operates 14 outlets throughout Nottingham, catering to people facing food shortages in most of the area. Apart from offering meals to those in need, its mission is to “inspire and grow communities of Hope throughout Nottingham and beyond.” In line with this, it guides people in need towards resources that can assist in addressing their physical, spiritual, and material needs.


7. Greenwich Foodbank

Principal Location

Greenwich Foodbank, Shooters Hill, Greater London

Other Locations

Blackheath & Charlton Baptist Church, Charlton, Greater London

Christ Church Forum @ Greenwich, Greenwich, Greater London

Eltham Welcome Centre, Eltham, Greater London

St James’ Church Hall, Kidbrooke, Greater London

East Plumstead Baptist Church, Plumstead, Greater London

Coldharbour Community Hall, Coldharbour Estate, Greater London

Emmanuel Baptist Church, Erith, Greater London

St Peter’s Catholic Church, Woolwich, Greater London

St John’s Church, Blackheath, Greater London

Website

greenwich.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Unit 1, 180 Shooters Hill, London, SE18 3HY

Phone: N/A

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

The Greenwich Foodbank collaborates with a number of local partners, including churches, community centers, and shelters, situated to the east of London’s city center. It provides meals for almost 1,000 individuals experiencing food shortages each month.


8. Hackney Foodbank

Principal Location

Florence Bennett Centre, Greater London

Other Locations

Museum of the Home, Hoxton, Greater London

Our Ladies and St Joseph Church, Dalston, Greater London

The Leaside Trust, Hackney, Greater London

St Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington, Greater London

Pembury Community Centre, Lower Clapton, Greater London

Queensbridge Sports & Community Centre, Haggerston, Greater London

Website

hackney.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: The Hackney Foodbank, Florence Bennett Centre, Cherbury Street, London, N1 6TL

Phone: 0207 254 2464

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

Hackney Foodbank in London works to help the people in the North Central area of the city. Its mission is to assist anyone facing tough times or dealing with poverty in a respectful and caring manner. The organization provides people with food and directs them to additional resources to help them tackle the core issues of poverty in their lives.


9. Harrow Foodbank

Principal Location

Harrow Foodbank, Harrow, Greater London (Donations only)

Other Locations

Holy Trinity Church, Harrow, Greater London

Rayners Lane Baptist Church, Harrow, Greater London

Kenton Methodist Church, Kenton, Middlesex

South Harrow Baptist Church, Harrow, Greater London

Website

harrow.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Unit H2, Phoenix Business Centre, Harrow, Greater London, HA1 2SP

Phone: 0208 416 7344 or 0752 165 0265

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, corporate partnerships, host a fundraising event, shop for a cause

Overview

Harrow Foodbank, based in the Northwestern London borough of Harrow, runs three key distribution spots: St. Paul’s Church in South Harrow, Rayners Lane Baptist Church in North Harrow, and Holy Trinity Church in Wealdstone. It also operates a collection point at the Phoenix Business Centre in Harrow.

Harrow Foodbank provides three-day emergency food packages, as well as essentials like toiletries, cleaning items, baby products, and even pet food, to individuals and families facing tough times.


10. Hull Foodbank

Principal Location

Hull Foodbank Warehouse, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire (Donations only)

Other Locations

Hull Foodbank, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

The Well, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

St Martin’s Church, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

The Orchard Centre, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Website

hull.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Hull Foodbank Warehouse, 28 Paragon Street, Hull, HU1 3ND

Phone: 0148 222 4783

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, corporate partnerships, host a fundraising event

Overview

Up to one-third of Hull’s 260,000 residents are food insecure and face going to sleep hungry every night. Hull Foodbank is here to support this population, operating from its central warehouse and four additional distribution points.


11. Leeds North & West Foodbank

Principal Location

Foodbank Warehouse, Leeds, West Yorkshire (Donations only)

Other Locations

Moortown Distribution Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire (Collections only)

Gateway Church in St Marks Church, Leeds, West Yorkshire (Collections only)

St Pauls Church, Leeds, West Yorkshire (Collections only)

St Matthias Church Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire (Collections only)

Farnley Community Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire (Collections only)

Website

leedsnorthandwest.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Unit 3.3, Flexspace, Burley Hill, Leeds, LS4 2PU

Phone: 0113 244 4696 (Donations) or 0113 269 2985 (Food parcel support)

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, checks, volunteering, legacy giving, corporate partnerships

Overview

Established in 2013 in Moortown, Leeds North & West Foodbank has assisted thousands of individuals facing food shortages. It provides three-day emergency food packages through its five distribution points. Additionally, if a person’s postcode isn’t directly covered by these centers, the organization offers a delivery service to ensure people receive the help they need.


12. Leicester South Foodbank

Principal Location

The Kings Centre, Leicester, Leicestershire

Other Locations

The Kings Centre, Leicester, Leicestershire

Holy Trinity Church, Leicester, Leicestershire

The Methodist Church, Syston, Leicestershire

Centre Project, Leicester, Leicestershire

Chroma Church, Leicester, Leicestershire

Goldhill Play Association, Leicester, Leicestershire

St Johns Church, Leicester, Leicestershire

The Well, Kibworth, Leicestershire

Coleman Community Association, Leicester, Leicestershire

Belgrave St Peters Foodbank, Leicester, Leicestershire

Houghton on the Hill Hub, Houghton on the Hill, Leicestershire

Website

leicestersouth.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: The Kings Centre, 56 Bull Head Street, Wigston, LE18 1PA

Phone: 0791 219 4783

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, corporate partnerships

Overview

Since its opening in 2015, the food bank in southern Leicester has been growing its reach by collaborating with churches and non-profit organizations. Even though it has faith-based roots, the food bank operates in a non-religious manner. If you’re in need, you’re always welcome to get assistance from this food bank.


13. Manchester Central Foodbank

Principal Location

St. Peter’s House, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Other Locations

No. 93, Manchester, Greater Manchester

St Clement’s Church, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Website

manchestercentral.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: St. Peter’s House, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GH

Phone: 0792 841 2339

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, corporate partnerships, host a fundraising event

Overview

In 2013, a group of dedicated students decided to address food scarcity and offer assistance to the community surrounding Manchester Universities Catholic Chaplaincy. That initiative has grown into the Manchester Central Foodbank. Today, the organization works with churches and charitable groups in downtown Manchester to source and provide food to the people who need it most.


14. Manchester South Central Foodbank

Principal Location

Manchester South Central Foodbank, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Other Locations

Whalley Range Methodist Church, Manchester, Greater Manchester

St Bride’s Church, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Ascension Church Hulme, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Website

manchestersouthcentral.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Unit 3 Wesley Centre, Royce Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5BP

Phone: 0161 226 3413

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, corporate partnerships, legacy giving, shop for a cause

Overview

Located in central Manchester, this food bank is one of two that assists individuals facing hardships in Hulme, Moss Side, and Whalley Range. Now part of the Trussell Trust, its roots trace back to 2014 when Bridging the Gap, a dedicated local charity, founded it to address concerns of isolation and food scarcity in the area.


15. Newcastle West End Foodbank

Principal Location

The Food Bank Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Other Locations

Church of the Venerable Bede, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Lemington Methodist Church, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Heaton Baptist Church, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Galafield Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

St Silas’ Church of England Church, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Website

newcastlewestend.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: The Food Bank Centre, Benwell Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6LX

Phone: 0191 275 3019 or 0758 075 1365

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, check, volunteering, corporate partnerships, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, shop for a cause

Overview

The Newcastle West End Foodbank caters to one of the most financially and socially challenged regions in the North East of England. From its five distribution hubs in Newcastle upon Tyne, the organization delivers close to 20,000 emergency food parcels annually to people who urgently need help.


16. North Bristol Foodbank

Principal Location

Ebenezer Church, Horfield, Bristol

Other Locations

St Mary’s Church, Lockleaze, Bristol

Greenway Centre, Southmead, Bristol

St Chad’s Church, Patchway, Bristol

The Candle, Yate, South Gloucestershire

Thornbury Baptist Church, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire

Resound Church, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Redcliffe Methodist Church, Redcliffe, Bristol

King’s Centre, Stokes Croft, Bristol

Website

northbristol.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Ebenezer Church, 286 Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 0BA

Phone: 0117 472 5172

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

The North Bristol Foodbank, with its dedicated volunteers and partners, ensures that the people of Bristol, Yate, and Thornbury facing food challenges get necessary support every month. Opened in 2012, the food bank started with only Ebenezer and Filton Community Churches. Today, it has eight outlets and a strong team of 250 volunteers. With the unwavering support of its community, it’s committed to expanding its reach and working towards eradicating hunger in its region.


17. North Liverpool Foodbank

Principal Location

Clubmoor Community Centre, Liverpool, Merseyside

Other Locations

Good Shepherd Church, Liverpool, Merseyside

Christ Church, Liverpool, Merseyside

St Christophers Church, Liverpool, Merseyside

All Saints Stoneycroft, Liverpool, Merseyside

St John’s Church, Liverpool, Merseyside

St Andrew’s Church, Liverpool, Merseyside

Fairfield Centre, Liverpool, Merseyside

West Everton Community Council, Liverpool, Merseyside

Salvation Army, Liverpool, Merseyside

St Paul’s, Liverpool, Merseyside

Walton Cornerstone, Liverpool, Merseyside

Website

northliverpool.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: St Andrew’s Community Network, Clubmoor Community Centre, 16 Larkhill Lane, Liverpool, L13 9BR

Phone: 0151 226 3406

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

The North Liverpool Foodbank opened in 2011 to serve the underprivileged of Northern Liverpool. Originally run by just a few committed locals who aimed to ensure everyone had access to food, today it’s transformed into an expansive network of charities, churches, and non-profit organizations. Presently, the foodbank operates 11 distribution centers around Liverpool.


18. Plymouth Foodbank

Location

The Oasis Project, Plymouth, Devon

Website

plymouth.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: The Oasis Project, 28 Manor Street, Plymouth, PL1 1TW

Phone: 0175 225 4981

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, corporate partnerships

Overview

Plymouth Foodbank sends out thousands of assistance packages annually from its main distribution center. Besides providing emergency food and essential items during tough times, the organization also offers valuable resources like budget guidance, financial advice, computer skills training, reading and math lessons, art therapy sessions, cooking workshops, and a job support club.


19. Portsmouth Foodbank

Principal Location

The King’s Church & Centre, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Other Locations

Harbour Church Gunwharf, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Paulsgrove Baptist Church, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Website

portsmouth.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: The King’s Church & Centre, Fraser Road, Southsea, PO5 4QA

Phone: 0239 298 7976

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

In 2021, two-thirds of the individuals who benefited from Portsmouth Foodbank’s assistance packages faced issues with delayed benefits or had a low income. Throughout that year, Portsmouth Foodbank distributed nearly 10,000 packages to those in need. Each of the food bank’s packages include a minimum of three meals and essential household items.


20. Redbridge Foodbank

Principal Location

Jubilee Church, Ilford, Greater London

Other Locations

All Saints Goodmayes, Ilford, Greater London

Grange Hill Methodist, Chigwell, Essex

Woodford Baptist Church, South Woodford, Greater London

Website

redbridge.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Jubilee Church, 14 Granville Road, Ilford, IG1 4JY

Phone: 0208 518 0056

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

The families of North East London face the city’s highest child poverty levels. The dedicated volunteers at Redbridge Foodbank work tirelessly at its four distribution centers to lessen the hardships faced by their city’s most vulnerable people.


21. Sheffield S6 Foodbank

Principal Location

Philadelphia Campus, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Other Locations

66 Cross Bedford Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

St Thomas’ Church, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

St Paul’s Community Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Broomhall Community Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Ship Shape, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Winn Gardens TARA Building, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Firth Park Library, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Southern Light Church, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

The Spires Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Shirecliffe Community Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Common Ground Community Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Website

sheffields6.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Philadelphia Campus, Cross Bedford Street, Sheffield, S6 3BS

Phone: 0798 457 2041

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, checks, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

As a city once known for its steel-making industry, Sheffield hast faced unfortunate economic challenges over the last few decades, especially since the closing of much of its industrial base. As the cost of living and inflation soar, the support offered by Sheffield S6 Foodbank has become a crucial lifeline for many of its residents.


22. South & East Bristol Foodbank

Principal Location

South & East Bristol Foodbank, Easton, Bristol

Other Locations

Bourne Christian Centre, Kingswood, Bristol

Fishponds Baptist Church, Fishponds, Bristol

St Marks Baptist Church, Easton, Bristol

St Pauls Church Southville, Southville, Bristol

Counterslip Baptist Church, Wells Road, Bristol

Website

eastbristol.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: 32 Stapleton Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0QY

Phone: 0758 462 5082

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

The South & East Bristol Foodbank began operations in 2011, when numerous food banks supported by the Trussell Trust were also opening. In 2021, the South & East Bristol Foodbank played a crucial role in helping individuals navigate the aftermath of the pandemic. It distributed more than 111,500 meals through its five distribution centers located in and around Bristol.


23. South Liverpool Foodbank

Principal Location

Bridge Chapel Centre, Liverpool, Merseyside

Other Locations

Noah’s Ark Centre, Liverpool, Merseyside

St. Mark’s Church, Liverpool, Merseyside

St. Gregory’s Church, Liverpool, Merseyside

Frontline Centre, Liverpool, Merseyside

Deeper Life Bible Church, Liverpool, Merseyside

St. Mary’s Church, Liverpool, Merseyside

Jubilee Church, Liverpool, Merseyside

Website

southliverpool.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Bridge Chapel Centre, Heath Road, Liverpool, L19 4XR

Phone: 0776 071 8640

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

Founded in 2009, the South Liverpool Foodbank operates within areas encompassing Liverpool city and its suburbs, extending down to Speke. Since it opened, the organization has supported over 16,500 individuals in the Merseyside region who needed assistance.


24. Southwark Foodbank

Principal Location

Southwark Foodbank, Peckham, Greater London

Other Locations

City Hope Church, Bermondsey, Greater London

Peckham Methodist Church, Peckham, Greater London

Bermondsey Methodist Church, Bermondsey, Greater London

Website

southwark.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Pecan, 121A Peckham High Street, London, SE15 5SE

Phone: 0207 732 0007

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, checks, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

Almost half of the people reaching out to Southwark Foodbank have a severely limited income. To help ensure they don’t face hunger, the organization gives out three-day emergency food packages. Southwark Foodbank also runs a service called More than Food that helps people aquire the skills they need to navigate their challenges.


25. Sparkhill Foodbank

Principal Location

Unit 20 Rovex Business Park, Birmingham, West Midlands

Other Locations

Balsall Heath Church Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands

Church of the Ascension, Birmingham, West Midlands

St John’s Church, Birmingham, West Midlands

All Saints Church, Birmingham, West Midlands

Website

sparkhill.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Unit 20, Rovex Business Park, Hay Hall Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2AG

Phone: 0121 708 1398

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

The Sparkhill Foodbank is one of several charities operated by Narthex Sparkhill. Its mission is to foster unity by focusing on education, social initiatives, and programs for families and especially children. Beyond providing essential food packages, the Sparkhill Foodbank also offers a range of services including a clothing bank, financial guidance, assistance with finding jobs and volunteer opportunities, and support for caregivers.


26. Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank

Principal Location

Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Other Locations

St John’s Church, Knypersley, Staffordshire

West End Methodist Church, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Wesley Hall Methodist Church, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Hope Community Church, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

St Stephen‘s Community Church, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Bethel Church, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Penkhull Christian Fellowship, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Swanbank Methodist Church, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Grace Church, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Temple St Methodist Church, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

The Hive St Albans, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

English Martyrs RC Church, Biddulph, Staffordshire

St Andrews Church Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Tunstall Methodist Church, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

United Reformed Church, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Website

stokeontrent.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank, Magdalen Road, Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 3HS

Phone: 0178 231 7942

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, check, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

Many people living in Stoke rely on the Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank to help them overcome food scarcity and poverty. Since 2012, the foobank has handed out over 980 tons of food to close to 100,000 individuals facing food insecurity, including approximately 40,000 children. The foodbank runs 15 distribution points from churches and faith-oriented charities.


27. York Foodbank

Principal Location

York Foodbank, York, North Yorkshire

Other Locations

Gateway Centre, York, North Yorkshire

Vineyard Church, York, North Yorkshire

Living Word Church, York, North Yorkshire

St Joseph’s Church Hall, York, North Yorkshire

Cornerstone, York, North Yorkshire

Citadel, York, North Yorkshire

Website

york.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Unit 5, Sterling Park, Bleriot Way, Clifton Moor, York, YO30 4WU

Phone: 0787 161 0894

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, toiletries, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

Average rent in York is £1,187 (around $1,500), leaving little wonder why many families in the city find it challenging to juggle their grocery bills with housing and electricity expenses. In response to the community’s needs, the York Foodbank offers families complimentary food packages of non-perishable goods.


Scotland

28. Aberdeen North Foodbank

Principal Location

Aberdeen North Foodbank, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City

Other Locations

Trinity Church, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City

Tillydrone Campus Foodstore, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City

Christ Apostolic Church House of Prayer, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City

Silver City Church, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City

Website

aberdeennorth.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: King’s Way, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8BL

Phone: 0122 451 8936 or 0122 465 1000

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, corporate partnerships

Overview

The Aberdeen North Foodbank began serving its community in 2017 as part of the Trussell Trust network. It covers the whole Northern Aberdeen region and has four locations where people can get emergency food supplies when they’re facing food insecurity.


29. Aberdeen South Foodbank

Principal Location

Citrus House, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City

Other Locations

Old Torry Community Centre, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City

Website

aberdeensouth.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Citrus House, 11 Greenbank Road, East Tullos Industrial Estate, Aberdeen, AB12 3BQ

Phone: 0785 976 5720

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, corporate partnerships

Overview

The Aberdeen South Foodbank was founded in 2015 to cater to areas of the city located south of the River Dee. This organization primarily operates with the help of local churches, community centers, and dedicated volunteers. They all have the common purpose of combating hunger and poverty in Aberdeen.


30. Dundee and Angus Foodbank

Principal Location

St John’s Episcopal Church, Dundee, Dundee City

Other Locations

Forfar Distribution Centre, Forfar, Angus

Arbroath Distribution Centre, Arbroath, Angus

Website

dundeeandangus.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: St John’s Episcopal Church, 110-116 Albert Street, Dundee, DD4 6QN

Phone: 0138 269 8020

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, check, corporate partnerships, host a fundraising event

Overview

The Dundee and Angus Foodbank relies on dozens of partner agencies and even more volunteers to provide thousands of emergency food packages each year to families in need. The organization offers its services in the city of Dundee and also covers towns and villages to its north. The Dundee and Angus Foodbank started in 2012 thanks to the efforts of the Strathmore Christian Fellowship.


31. Edinburgh NE Foodbank

Principal Location

Edinburgh NE Foodbank, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Other Locations

South Leith Parish Church Halls, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

North Leith Parish Church Halls, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Leith St Andrew’s Church Hall, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Pilrig St Pauls Parish Church, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

St Margaret’s Parish Church Halls, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Website

edinburghne.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Edinburgh NE Foodbank, 19 Stewartfield, Edinburgh, EH6 5RQ

Phone: 0131 553 5694

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, checks, volunteering, corporate partnerships, legacy giving, host a fundraising event

Overview

Since its launch in 2014, the Edinburgh North East Foodbank has provided almost 290 tons of food, assisting nearly 21,000 adults and close to 8,000 children. The organization runs on a voucher system; people needing assistance packages must first visit a referral agency. They can then collect aid from one of the foodbank’s five Edinburgh locations.


32. Glasgow NE Foodbank

Principal Location

Calton Parkhead Parish Church, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Other Locations

Bridgeton, St Francis in the East, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Glasgow NE Foodbank, Glasgow, Glasgow City

St Enoch’s Hogganfield Parish Church, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Blairtummock Community Hall, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Website

glasgowne.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Calton Parkhead Parish Church, 142 Helenvale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, G31 4NA

Phone: 0795 174 9363 or 0795 174 9373

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

The Glasgow NE Foodbank opened in 2013, and has since supplied over 53,000 meals to people in need in Scotland’s Dear Green Place. This initiative is steered by the Calton Parkhead Church, in collaboration with two other Methodist churches in the city. Additionally, it gets financial and operational backing from the Celtic FC Foundation and the Parkhead Housing Association.


33. Glasgow NW Foodbank

Principal Location

Blawarthill Church, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Other Locations

Victory Family Centre, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Website

glasgownw.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: 36 Millbrix Avenue, Scotstoun, Glasgow, G14 0EP

Phone: 0141 959 9813 or 0773 552 2621 or 0778 733 4012

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

The Glasgow NW Foodbank opened in 2013 under the umbrella of the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network. The region it supports has been grappling with economic challenges as Glasgow shifts away from its industrial roots. The Glasgow NW Foodbank depends on the generosity of community donations and the unwavering commitment of numerous volunteers who assist in packing and distributing the supplies.


34. Glasgow SW Foodbank

Principal Location

Ibrox Parish Church, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Other Locations

Our Lady & St George Church, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Mosspark Baptist Church, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Hillington Park Church, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Linthouse Housing Association, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Website

glasgowsw.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Ibrox Parish Church, 67 Clifford Street, Glasgow, G51 1QH

Phone: 0743 791 0115

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, toiletries, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

The Glasgow SW Foodbank has operated five centers in Southwest Glasgow since 2013. In the fiscal year of 2021/22, they handed out more than 6,600 packages filled with non-perishable goods to the area’s most in-need. Each package is meant to supply a family with meals for three days.


Wales

35. Bridgend Foodbank

Principal Location

Hope Baptist Church, Bridgend, Bridgend County Borough

Other Locations

Community Church, Aberkenfig, Bridgend County Borough

Saint David’s Church, Bettws, Bridgend County Borough

Noddfa Community Centre, Caerau, Bridgend County Borough

Cornelly Community Church, Cornelly, Bridgend County Borough

Peniel Evangelical Church, Maesteg, Bridgend County Borough

His Place, Pontycymmer, Bridgend County Borough

The Y Centre, Porthcawl, Bridgend County Borough

St Davids Church Hall, Pencoed, Bridgend County Borough

Bethel Community Church, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend County Borough

Website

bridgend.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Hope Baptist Church, Station Hill, Bridgend, CF31 1EA

Phone: 0165 6750 016

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, food or fund drives, legacy giving, corporate partnerships

Overview

Through its 10 distribution centers spread across various towns in the Bridgend County Borough in South East Wales, the Bridgend Foodbank has been helping families facing food insecurity since 2009. The foodbank not only provides emergency food parcels, but also helps people find nearby services and offers practical advice to help them find the appropriate assistance to overcome challenging times.


36. Cardiff Foodbank

Principal Location

Cardiff Bay Business Centre, Cardiff, Cardiff County Borough (Office & Warehouse)

Other Locations

Woodville Christian Centre, Cardiff, Cardiff County Borough

City Church, Cardiff, Cardiff County Borough

Church of the Resurrection, Cardiff, Cardiff County Borough

Grangetown Baptist Church, Cardiff, Cardiff County Borough

St Philip Evans Church, Cardiff, Cardiff County Borough

St Saviours Church, Cardiff, Cardiff County Borough

Church of the Resurrection, Cardiff, Cardiff County Borough

Ainon Baptist Church, Cardiff, Cardiff County Borough

Website

cardiff.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Unit G Cardiff Bay Business Centre, Titan Road, Cardiff, CF24 5BS

Phone: 0292 048 4120

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, food or fund drives, legacy giving, corporate partnerships, shop for a cause

Overview

The Cardiff Foodbank caters directly to the residents of Cardiff, offering emergency food supplies for those facing challenging times. Families facing financial challenges can expect the foodbank’s packages to include items like cereal, milk, fruit juice, soup, pasta, meat, fish, vegetables, and pudding. This ensures they receive nutritious, wholesome meals for at least three days.


37. Newport Foodbank

Principal Location

Christchurch Centre, Newport, Newport County Borough

Other Locations

Citizens Advice, Newport, Newport County Borough

Stow Park Church Centre, Newport, Newport County Borough

Website

newport.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Christchurch Centre, BT Compound, Malpas Road, Newport, NP20 5PP

Phone: 0163 382 2211

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, check, volunteering, corporate partnerships

Overview

The Newport Foodbank started serving its community in 2013. Ever since, it’s partnered with local charities, churches, companies, and non-profits to ensure the area’s families who are most in-need get the assistance they deserve.


38. Swansea Foodbank

Principal Location

St Thomas Church, Swansea, Swansea County

Other Locations

Linden Church, Swansea, Swansea County

Ty Croeso, Clydach, Swansea County

St Catherine’s Church, Gorseinon, Swansea, Swansea County

Mayhill Community Centre, Swansea, Swansea County

Penderry Community Pantry, Swansea, Swansea County

LifePoint Church, Swansea, Swansea County

Website

swansea.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: St. Thomas Church, Lewis Street, Saint Thomas, Swansea, SA1 8BP

Phone: 0781 553 4095

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

Supporting families who face challenges securing food in Swansea and its neighboring areas, the Swansea Foodbank depends on its dedicated volunteers and collaborating agencies to ensure food is distributed smoothly and promptly.


39. Taff-Ely Foodbank

Principal Location

Taff-Ely Foodbank, Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Other Locations

Bethel Baptist Church, Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Carmel Baptist Church, Llanharan, Rhondda Cynon Taf

The Rock Church, Gilfach Goch, Rhondda Cynon Taf

St David’s Church, Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Salem Baptist Church, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Ebeneezer Church, Talbot Green, Rhondda Cynon Taf

3D Church, Williamstown, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Trealaw Christian Centre, Tonypandy, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Website

taffely.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Unit 3, Ely Valley Business Park, Tylagarw, Pontyclun, CF72 9DZ

Phone: 0144 352 0730

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

For those living just north of Cardiff, the Taff-Ely Foodbank collaborates predominantly with faith-based groups to offer aid packages to families facing food challenges. Beyond just providing food assistance, the organization also gives practical advice and backing to assist people during tough times and help them regain stability.


40. Wrexham Foodbank

Principal Location

Wrexham Foodbank Warehouse, Wrexham, Wrexham County Borough

Other Locations

Plas Madoc Leisure Centre, Acrefair, Wrexham County Borough

Gwersyllt Congregational Church, Gwersyllt, Wrexham County Borough

The Salvation Army, Wrexham, Wrexham County Borough

St Marks Church, Wrexham, Wrexham County Borough

Crown Buildings, Wrexham, Wrexham County Borough

Capel Y Groes Church, Wrexham, Wrexham County Borough

Hightown Community Resource Centre, Wrexham, Wrexham County Borough

St Martins Church, Llay, Wrexham County Borough

Website

wrexham.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Unit 1A Puleston Industrial Estate, Ruabon Road, Wrexham, LL 13 7RF

Phone: 0753 854 7971

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

Wrexham Foodbank opened its doors in 2012, and offers valuable support to the city of Wrexham and neighboring regions. Through its eight distribution centers, the organization provides thousands of food packages annually to families and individuals facing tough times, ensuring they don’t go hungry.


Northern Ireland

41. North Belfast Foodbank

Principal Location

Ekenhead Halls, Belfast, County Antrim

Other Locations

Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Belfast, County Antrim

Website

northbelfast.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Ekenhead Halls, 19 North Circular Road, Belfast, BT15 5HB

Phone: 07902 099 840

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

With help from the Rosemary Presbyterian Church, the North Belfast Foodbank has been serving its community since July 2013. Thanks to the consistent efforts of dedicated volunteers, the foodbank’s reach has expanded so it can address the growing needs of North Belfast’s residents. Between April 2021 and March 2022, the institution assisted 840 adults and 617 kids, delivering close to 17 tons of food to those requiring assistance.


42. South Belfast Foodbank

Principal Location

Foodbank Warehouse, Belfast, County Antrim (Donations only)

Other Locations

119 University Street, Belfast, County Antrim

Website

southbelfast.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Unit 4 Radiant Works, 23 Sunwich Street, Belfast, BT6 8HR

Phone: 0774 333 2489

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

The South Belfast Foodbank began in 2014 after the City Church of Belfast recognized a need to address the financial hardships faced by people in its community. In 2021, the foodbank transitioned into a charitable company but is still backed by the church and its various partner organizations.

For anyone needing assistance, the food bank provides its services strictly by appointment.


43. Foyle Foodbank

Location

Foyle Foodbank, Derry City, County Londonderry (Donations only)

Website

foyle.foodbank.org.uk

Contact Details

Address: Unit 15, Apex Living Centre, Springtown Industrial Est, Derry City, Londonderry, BT48 0LY

Phone: 02871 263699

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, legacy giving, host a fundraising event, corporate partnerships

Overview

Foyle Foodbank was founded by community members and local businesses to support the food insecure population of Derry’s Foyle area. Through a combination of its own projects and those of its partners, the organization offers several services to visitors beyond food support. These include financial advice services, social support projects, counselling, cooking and nutrition workshops, wellbeing programs, and even housing and addiction support.


Canada

National

44. Food Banks Canada

Location

Food Banks Canada, Mississauga, Ontario

Website

Contact Details

Address: 2680 Matheson Blvd East, Suite 102, Mississauga, ON L4W 0A5

Phone: 905 602 5234

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Donations, food, gifts, fundraising, volunteering

Overview

Food Banks Canada is a nationwide organization that runs a network of provincial associations that encompasses over 4,750 food agencies, affiliate foodbanks, and other community centers. Its goal is to gradually reduce the demand for food banks across Canada to the point that they are “no longer needed.”

Aside from food banking, the organization is also active in areas such as research and advocacy for policies that address the root causes of poverty and hunger in the country.


Alberta

45. Calgary Food Bank

Location

Calgary Food Bank, Calgary, Alberta

Website

https://www.calgaryfoodbank.com

Contact Details

Address: 5000 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

Phone: 403 253 2059

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, food delivery, volunteering, cash, corporate partnerships

Overview

Mainly serving the city of Calgary in Alberta, the Calgary Food Bank is the first line of emergency support for anybody struggling with hunger in the city. Those in need of help can book an appointment to visit its main warehouse and pick up food supplies.

The Calgary Food Bank also runs a number of programs, such as Weekends and More, which provides students with several days worth of nutritious food.


46. Edmonton’s Food Bank

Location

Edmonton’s Food Bank, Edmonton, Alberta

Website

https://www.edmontonsfoodbank.com

Contact Details

Physical address: 11508 120 St. NW, Edmonton, AB, T5G 2Y2

Mailing address: PO Box 62061, Edmonton, AB T5M 4B5

Phone: 780 425 2133

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, food delivery, volunteering, cash

Overview

An affiliate member of Food Banks Canada, Edmonton’s Food Bank serves over 30,000 people every month, and 40% of those who rely on its help are children. The organization allows individuals in need to order a food hamper online, improving accessibility and making the process of getting food support easier.

Edmonton’s Food Bank goes beyond food aid, too. It also helps low-income individuals find jobs, offering free professional skills and language training to improve their employability.


47. Lethbridge Food Bank Society

Location

Lethbridge Food Bank Society, Lethbridge, Alberta

Website

Contact Details

Address: 1016 2nd Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0C9

Phone: 403 320 1879

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, food delivery, volunteering, cash

Overview

Established in 1982, the Lethbridge Food Bank has been a key element of this Alberta community for over four decades. It operates a number of programs, such as Grab ‘n’ Go, which enables people to pick up bread and produce in a quick, hassle-free manner. Plus, the Mindful Munchies program provided more than 94,000 healthy lunches to children in the Lethbridge area in the 2022/23 school year alone.


British Columbia

48. Greater Vancouver Food Bank

Location

Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Burnaby, British Columbia

Contact Details

Address: 8345 Winston St, Burnaby, BC V5A 2H3

Phone: 604 876 3601

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, food delivery, monthly giving program, corporate giving, volunteering

Overview

Each month, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank provides vital food aid to roughly 16,000 individuals in the Vancouver area, including New Westminster, Burnaby, and the North Shore. Aside from directly distributing food to individuals and families, it also works with a wide network of Community Agency Partners that comprises over 300 agencies, schools, and churches, allowing the food bank to reach even more families facing food insecurity.


49. Surrey Food Bank Society

Location

Surrey Food Bank Society, Surrey, British Columbia

Website

Contact Details

Address: Unit 1 – 13478 78th Ave Surrey, BC V3W 8J6

Phone: 604 581 5443

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, food delivery, volunteering, cash

Overview

Providing healthy, nutritious food to families in the North Delta and Surrey areas, the Surrey Food Bank operates four distribution centers, open 4 days a week from 9am to 1pm. Its programs also include a delivery service, available to registered clients struggling with mobility issues.

The Surrey Food Bank also offers specific distribution times for seniors, as well as the Tiny Bundles program, designed to help pregnant moms and families with infants with food aid and other essentials, such as diapers.


Manitoba

50. Agape Tabl

Location

Agape Table, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Website

Contact Details

Physical address: 364 Furby St Wpg, MB R3B 2V5

Mailing address: PO Box 26111 Wpg, MB R3G 3R3

Phone: 204 783 6369

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, corporate giving, volunteering

Overview

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Agape Table’s programs include the Free Bagged Breakfast, available to anybody who needs it, every weekday morning. On top of ensuring that the needy in Winnipeg have access to a nutritious breakfast, Agape Table also runs its own food bank distribution warehouse, helping roughly 220 people every single week.


51. Harvest Manitoba

Location

Harvest Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Website

Contact Details

Address: 1085 Winnipeg Ave Winnipeg, MB R3E 0S2

Phone: 204 982 3663

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering

Overview

Formerly known as Winnipeg Harvest, Harvest Manitoba is a major Manitoba-based food bank, and one of the leading Canadian food distributors. Each year, it collects and shares over 12 million pounds of non-perishables and fresh produce, which goes straight into the hands of approximately 90,000 Manitobans on a monthly basis.


New Brunswick

52. Food Depot Alimentaire

Location

Food Depot Alimentaire, Moncton, New Brunswick

Website

Contact Details

Address: 330 MacNaughton Avenue, Moncton, NB E1H 2K1

Phone: 506 800 0803

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Cash, check, money order, PayPal, food, volunteering, memorial giving

Overview

Operating all across New Brunswick, Food Depot Alimentaire (FDA) is a crucial source of nutrition for the food insecure in the area. It stores and distributes food primarily from a 15,000 sq ft warehouse in the Caledonia Industrial Park, supporting area foodbanks that provide 22,000 visitors with food each month. Food Depot Alimentaire works with over 65 partner agencies to reach as many food insecure individuals in New Brunswick as possible.


Newfoundland and Labrador

53. Community Food Sharing Association

Location

Community Food Sharing Association, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Website

https://www.cfsa.nf.net

Contact Details

Address: 21 Mews Place, PO Box 6291 St. John’s, NL A1C 6J9

Phone: 709 722 0130

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering

Overview

The Newfoundland-based Community Food Sharing Association (CFSA) works to make the most out of every donation it receives. It turns each donated $10 into $205 worth of food. Formally established in 1992, the CFSA helps over 10,700 Canadians through a network of 54 associated food banks located across the province.


Nova Scotia

54. Feed Nova Scotia

Location

Feed Nova Scotia, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Website

https://www.feednovascotia.ca

Contact Details

Address: 67 Wright Avenue, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1H2

Phone: 902 457 1900

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, volunteering, fundraising drives

Overview

Feed Nova Scotia works with 140 partner agencies that include food banks, shelters, and meal programs all over the province. In total, the organization distributes roughly 3 million kilograms of food annually. Its efforts also include advocating for policy changes aimed at improving the quality of social support to the underserved in Nova Scotia.

With an easy, online food bank finder located on its website, Feed Nova Scotia allows those in need to quickly and easily find help nearby.


55. Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank

Location

Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Website

Contact Details

Address: 2415 Maynard Street, Halifax, NS B3K 3V2

Phone: 902 425 2125

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Cash, fundraising, food, items, sponsorship, volunteering

Overview

The Halifax-based Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank is focused on helping low-income families in the municipality through numerous programs such as the Birthday Club, Back-to-School, and Christmas Programs.

The organization goes beyond nutrition, supporting families with emergency financial and clothing services or technology assistance for students who need laptops or tablets for school.


Ontario

56. Daily Bread Food Bank

Location

Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto, Ontario

Website

https://www.dailybread.ca

Contact Details

Address: 191 New Toronto Street Toronto, ON M8V 2E7

Phone: 416 203 0050

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, food delivery, cash, fundraising, planned giving, volunteering

Overview

Established in 1983, the Daily Bread Food Bank is one of the largest food banks in Canada. Cooperating directly with almost 200 programs in Toronto, it distributed over 18,500,000 pounds of much-needed food to more than 150,000 people in 2022.

Daily Bread Food Bank has also positioned itself as one of the key thought leaders on hunger and poverty issues in the Toronto area through its extensive advocacy and research efforts.


57. London Food Bank

Location

London Food Bank, London, Ontario

Website

https://www.londonfoodbank.ca

Contact Details

Address: 926 Leathorne Street, London, ON N5Z 3M5

Phone: 519 659 4045

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, funds, food pick-up, food drive, volunteering

Overview

For over 35 years, the London Food Bank has been distributing vital food resources among communities in London, Ontario, and the surrounding area. By working with more than 25 partner charities and agencies, the food bank helps almost 100,000 individuals in its service area.

The organization is known for its unique programs, such as Adopt a Plot or Plant a Row, Grow a Row, both of which aim to increase the supply of fresh produce to those who need it most.


58. The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

Location

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, Kitchener, Ontario

Website

Contact Details

Address: 50 Alpine Ct., Kitchener, ON N2E 2M7

Phone: 519 743 5576

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food & fund drives, legacy gifts, planned giving, non-perishable food items, financial donations, sponsorships from individuals and businesses, volunteering

Overview

The Food Bank of Waterloo Region works with over 120 community programs to provide emergency food assistance and support to those in need. Its goal is to reduce hunger and address food insecurity in the region, while treating its clients with dignity and respect. The organization distributes fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food through its various programs, helping residents, individuals experiencing homelessness, and anyone facing food insecurity in the area.


59. The Mississauga Food Bank

Location

The Mississauga Food Bank, Mississauga, Ontario

Website

https://www.themississaugafoodbank.org

Contact Details

Address: 4544 Eastgate Parkway, Mississauga ON L4W 3W6

Phone: 905 270 5589

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Monthly giving club, cash, non-perishable food items, food drive, fundraising, volunteering

Overview

Each year, the Mississauga Food Bank distributes nearly 6 million meals to food insecure families and individuals in its service area. The organization leads a network of more than 60 agencies that include neighborhood food banks, meal programs, and community centers.

The Mississauga Food Bank helps in other ways, too. For example, the organization runs an Income Tax Filing Clinic to help low-income individuals navigate the tax system and become eligible for as much financial aid as possible.


60. Second Harvest

Location

Second Harvest, Etobicoke, Ontario

Website

https://www.secondharvest.ca

Contact Details

Address: 120 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5V5

Phone: 416 408 2594

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Cash, corporate partnerships, food donations from businesses, fundraising events, volunteering

Overview

Second Harvest is the largest food rescue charity in Canada. On top of cooperating with more than 3,700 non-profit organizations in the country, it also focuses on rescuing fresh produce and other food products that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Its mission statement is “No Waste. No Hunger.” That perspective drives its efforts to achieve more sustainable food supply chains and reduce food insecurity in Canada.


Quebec

61. Food Banks of Quebec

Location

Food Banks of Quebec, Longueuil, Québec

Website

Contact Details

Address: 555, boul. Roland-Therrien Bureau 230 Longueuil, QC J4H 3Y9

Phone: 514 344 0789

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Cash, volunteering

Overview

With over 1,200 affiliated local organizations, and 32 independent regional members, Food Banks of Quebec brings together its network of partners to provide easy access to food for the food insecure individuals across the entire province. Each month, the Food Bank of Quebec and its affiliates receive 2.2 million requests for assistance from over 670,000 people in dire need of nutrition.


62. Moisson Mauricie

Location

Moisson Mauricie, Trois-Rivières, Québec

Website

Contact Details

Address: 1579, rue Laviolette Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 1W5

Phone: 819 371 7778

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Online donations, life insurance policies, retirement plans, securities, endowments, donations of goods, volunteering

Overview

Each month, Moisson Mauricie’s aid reaches 31,500 people, including nearly 9,000 children. It has a network of 70 organizations that help with food distribution. This food bank runs a number of programs designed to maximize the effectiveness of its efforts, such as the Supermarket Recovery Scheme.


63. Moisson Montréal

Location

Moisson Montréal, Montréal, Québec

Website

https://www.moissonmontreal.org

Contact Details

Address: 6880 Chem. Côte-de-Liesse, Montreal QC H4T 2A1

Phone: 514 344 4494

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, legacy giving, fundraising, volunteering

Overview

One of the largest food banks in Canada, Moisson Montreal works with more than 300 accredited organizations to distribute food across the city of Montreal and its surrounding area. Every month, it receives roughly 900,000 food requests, and 36% of Mosson Montreal’s aid recipients are children. It also has a number of seasonal programs, such as Feed the Holiday Spirit and Hungry for Vacation, designed to help food insecure families get through school breaks, when they can’t count on support from the school system.


64. Moisson Québec

Location

Moisson Québec, Québec City, Québec

Website

Contact Details

Address: 2909, avenue Kepler, Québec City, QC

Phone: 418 682 5061

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Monetary donations, food donations, activities, volunteering, information agencies

Overview

Moisson Quebec works with 180 local food suppliers that include wholesalers, supermarkets, and agricultural producers, to ensure a steady supply of much-needed food, even when donations are low. It runs a fleet of 4 refrigerated trucks to help safely and efficiently collect the goods.

129 accredited partner organizations help distribute the food, directly serving nutritious meals to local communities through food drives, soup kitchens, and accommodation centers, which also provide temporary housing to those who need it.


Saskatchewan

65. Food Banks of Saskatchewan

Location

Food Banks of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Website

Contact Details

Address: 202 Avenue C South Saskatoon, SK S7M 1N2

Phone: N/A

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, fundraising, volunteering

Overview

Food Banks of Saskatchewan is an association of 36 registered food banks in the Saskatchewan region. It works to continue improving member organizations’ distribution efforts to ensure their food resources reach food insecure families even in the most remote areas of the province.

When making a donation to Food Banks of Saskatchewan, donors can choose a specific food bank from its network to direct their contribution to. Aside from food distribution, the organization is also active in the area of food education aimed at mitigating food insecurity issues.


66. Regina Foodbank

Location

Regina Foodbank, Regina, Saskatchewan

Website

https://www.reginafoodbank.ca

Contact Details

Address: 445 Winnipeg St. Regina SK, S4R 8P2

Phone: 306 791 6533

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Non-perishable food items, volunteering, food drive

Overview

Each year, the Regina Food Bank serves around 100,000 people, over 40% of whom are children who rely on the Regina Food Bank’s efforts to sustain themselves. Last year, the organization collected nearly $12 million worth of food through donations and food rescue initiatives. The need for the food bank’s aid is constantly growing in the region, though. In 2022, it served 16,402 new, unique individuals, marking a 31% increase compared to 2021.


67. Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre

Location

Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Website

https://saskatoonfoodbank.org

Contact Details

Address: 202 Avenue C South, Saskatoon, SK S7M 1N2

Phone: 306 664 6565

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Non-perishable food, monetary donations, volunteering

Overview

Established in 1983, the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre serves Saskatoon and the surrounding area. It provides a number of programs and initiatives, including Emergency Nutrition, Clothing Depot, Garden Patch, and Learning and Nutrition Programs aimed at providing support and creating a more food-secure community. People can get involved by making donations, hosting food drives, or volunteering.

The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre has become one of the city’s most prominent non-profit organizations. In its fiscal year ending 2023, it served over 87,000 emergency hampers totaling nearly 2.75 million pounds of food, and distributed 155,000 pounds of food through programs like the Garden Patch. It also offers a clothing depot and runs a Workplace Experience Pathway program designed to help people reach financial stability.


Australia

National

68. Foodbank

Pricipal Location

Foodbank Australia Building A, North Ryde, New South Wales

Other Locations

Foodbank NSW & ACT, Glendenning, New South Wales

Foodbank Queensland, Morningside, Queensland

Foodbank Victoria, Yarraville, Victoria

Foodbank Western Australia, Perth Airport, Western Australia

Foodbank South Australia, Edwardstown, South Australia

Foodbank Northern Territory,, Berrimah, Northern Territory

Foodbank Tasmania, Derwent Park, Tasmania

Website

https://www.foodbank.org.au

Contact Details

HQ address: Foodbank Australia Building A, Level 2/11 Talavera Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113

Phone: 02 9887 4144

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food and grocery donations, fundraising, volunteering

Overview

Working on a nation-wide scale, Foodbank is the largest food relief organization in Australia. Over 70% of the food rescued for food-relief organizations in Australia is provided by Foodbank. It also collaborates with wholesalers, retailers, and farmers to ensure a steady supply of varied, nutritious food. Last year alone, it procured the equivalent of 82 million meals, helping over 1 million individuals every month.


69. OzHarvest

Principal Location

OzHarvest, Alexandria, New South Wales

Other Locations

OzHarvestFairbairn, Australian Capital Territory

OzHarvest, Hamilton North, New South Wales

OzHarvest, Port Macquarie, New South Wales

OzHarvest, Hindmarsh, South Australia

OzHarvest, Brisbane, Queensland

OzHarvest, Surfers Paradise, Queensland

OzHarvest, Port Melbourne, Victoria

OzHarvest, East Perth, Western Australia

OzHarvest, Manunda, Queensland

OzHarvest, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Website

https://ozharvest.org

Contact Details

HQ address: Warehouse G3/G4, 46-62 Maddox St, Alexandria NSW 2015

Mailing address: PO Box 7257, Alexandria, NSW 2015

Phone: 1800 108 006

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Cash, fundraising, workplace giving programs, volunteering

Overview

With a focus on rescuing food from commercial outlets such as supermarkets and grocery stores, OzHarvest is a strong advocate for food waste reduction and sustainability. It works all across Australia, cooperating closely with 1,000 charities and nonprofits to help ensure that its aid reaches food insecure communities as efficiently as possible.


70. SecondBite

Pricipal Location

SecondBite, Heidelberg West, Victoria

Other Locations

SecondBite, Penrith, New South Wales

SecondBite, Dry Creek, South Australia

SecondBite, Morningside, Queensland

SecondBite, Belmont, Western Australia

Website

Contact Details

HQ address: 93 Northern Road Heidelberg West, VIC 3081

Phone: 1800 263 283

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, charity partners, financial support, volunteering

Overview

Established in 2005 as a local Melbourne food rescue operation, SecondBite has developed into a nationwide organization that works with charities, corporate partners, and others to rescue food that would otherwise go to waste, and redistributes it to families in crisis, the elderly, homeless, and other groups in need. In cooperation with its partners, it frequently stages fundraising events.


Australian Capital Territory

71. Canberra City Care

Location

Canberra City Care, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Website

Contact Details

Address: 20 Cartwright Street Charnwood ACT 2615

Phone: 02 6196 8630

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Online donations, direct bank transfers, in-person donations, participating in fundraising events, volunteering

Overview

Canberra City Care (CCC) is more than just a food bank. Alongside providing nutritious food items to individuals in need, it also procures IT equipment and clothing for approximately 300 families in need. On top of that, CCC also helps those in a difficult financial situation manage their debts and attain financial independence.


72. St John’s Care

Location

St John’s Care, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Website

https://www.stjohnscare.org.au

Contact Details

Physical address: 45 Constitution Ave Canberra ACT 2612

Mailing address: St John’s Care, GPO Box 219, Canberra ACT 2601

Phone: 02 6248 7771

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Cash donations, volunteering

Overview

Established by St. John’s Anglican Church in partnership with Anglicare, St. John’s Care provides aid to anybone facing financial hardship. Through the Emergency Relief program, it serves food to families and individuals, and also provides clothing, prescription filling, and financial help to enable them to get back on their feet. It relies on volunteers and donations from community groups, individuals, and businesses, to continue carrying out its vision.


New South Wales

73. Addi Road Community Organisation

Principal Location

Addi Road Community Organisation, Marrickville, New South Wales

Other Locations

Addi Road Food Pantry, Camperdown, New South Wales

Website

https://addiroad.org.au

Contact Details

HQ address: Hut 1, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville, NSW 2204

Phone: 02 9569 7633

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Cash, food, volunteering

Overview

Addi Road, established in 1976 on the grounds of an old army depot, is one of the leading food banks in New South Wales. Each week, the organization rescues more than 8 tonnes of food that is redistributed to people in need via its relief hub and a number of food pantries in the area.

The foundation is part of a larger organization on the grounds of the old army depot. It places a strong focus on multiculturalism and celebrating the various cultures of Australia. It often stages art festivals and hosts events that promote diversity and highlight important human rights issues on the organization’s 9 acre estate.


74. Sydney City Lifestyle & Mission Centre

Principal Location

Sydney City Lifestyle & Mission Centre, Leichhardt, New South Wales

Other Locations

Hurstville Food Pantry, Hurstville, New South Wales

Website

https://www.sydneyfoodpantry.org

Contact Details

HQ address: 2 Stanley St. & Balmain Rd., Leichhardt NSW 2040

Phone: 0449 844 006

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Cash, food, volunteering

Overview

Sydney City Lifestyle & Mission Centre is a charitable organization that offers lifestyle services in Sydney and the surrounding area. As part of its mission, it operates a community-run food pantry that provides food insecure families with a supply of fresh, nutritious food all year round. The organization has a grocery list on its website, making it easy for donors to know which items are needed the most at any time.


75. Rev. Bill Crews Foundation

Location

Rev. Bill Crews Foundation, Sydney, New South Wales

Website

https://www.billcrews.org

Contact Details

Address: 180 Liverpool Road, Ashfield, NSW 2131

Phone: (02) 8752 4600

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Bequests, workplace giving, corporate partnerships, food donations, cash, volunteering

Overview

Reverend Bill Crews has been supporting people facing homelessness and financial hardship for more than 30 years. He founded the Rev. Bill Crews Foundation to further his goal of helping people get the social welfare support and education they need to attain stability in their lives. The organization is best known for its Loaves & Fishes Free Restaurant, which, alongside the foundation’s fleet of food vans, has distributed more than 9 million meals to the hungry.


76. Hands & Feet

Location

Hands & Feet, Sydney, New South Wales

Website

Contact Details

Address: 2/16 Garling Road, Kings Park, NSW 2148

Phone: 002 8814 9061

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Cash, food donations, food pick up and delivery, volunteering

Overview

Hands and Feet delivers food to over 1,500 people each week. It works with 22 churches in the city’s surrounding area to improve the effectiveness of its efforts. One of the main focuses of the organization is helping people with disabilities. Last year, it helped over 40 people with long-term disabilities attain needed support.


Northern Territory

77. Baptist Care NT

Location

Baptist Care NT, Darwin, Northern Territory

Website

Contact Details

Physical address: 9 Mel Rd, Berrimah, NT 0828

Mailing address: PO Box 38264, Winnellie, NT 0821

Phone: 0423 357 878

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash, equipment, corporate support through financial contributions, volunteering, equipment donations, sponsorships

Overview

Baptist Care NT is a charitable organization that was created in 2009 through the collective effort of the Baptist churches in Darwin. Through its Food For Life program, the food bank provides low-cost groceries to those in need through 8 hubs scattered across the Northern Territories. At the hubs, aid recipients can pick up a variety of food items at a heavily discounted, bulk price of $1.60 AUD per 1kg.


Queensland

78. Community Friends

Location

Community Friends, Brisbane, Queensland

Website

Contact Details

Address: Bunyapa Park, Cnr Vulture and Thomas St. 68 Vulture St, West End Brisbane, QLD 4101

Phone: 0418 452 067

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Volunteering, donation, food

Overview

Founded in 2011 by Mark McDonnell, Community Friends operates in the West End and Greater Brisbane area, giving out tens of thousands of meals every single year. It is not affiliated with any religious organization and does not receive government funding, relying solely on the help of volunteers and donations.


79. Food Relief NQ

Location

Food Relief NQ, Townsville, Queensland

Website

https://www.foodreliefnq.org.au

Contact Details

Address: Unit 4, 26-30 Lorna Ct., Bohle QLD, 4818

Mailing address: 104 Webb Drive, Bohle QLD 4818

Phone: (07) 4774 7620

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Non-perishable food items, financial contributions, volunteering, fundraising events

Overview

Food Relief NQ is a Townsville-based non-profit that has distributed over 2 million kilograms of food to its partner organizations throughout its 20 years of service. Food Relief NQ relies heavily on donations, and makes the most out of them, too. Just $10 donated to the organization is enough to feed one child for an entire week, and a $100 donation can keep 2 food insecure families well-fed for a month.


80. Nexus Care

Principal Location

Nexus Care, Everton Park, Queensland

Other Locations

Nexus Care, Sandgate, Queensland

Website

https://www.nexuscare.com.au

Contact Details

HQ address: 151 Flockton Street Everton Park, QLD 4053

Phone: 07 3353 7230

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Volunteering, donation, food

Overview

Nexus Care’s Fresh Start Food program was established in 2011 as a way to fill the gap in food relief providers in the North Brisbane region. Today, it distributes more than 5,000 food parcels annually to vulnerable families in Brisbane. The organization’s work doesn’t stop at food distribution. It’s equally focused on lifting individuals and families out of poverty through programs such as workplace English classes and career coaching services.


81. The Rock Family & Community Support

Location

The Rock Family & Community Support, Capalaba, Queensland

Website

https://www.facs.org.au

Contact Details

Address: 6 Hook Street Capalaba, QLD 4157

Phone: 07 38233576

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food and cash donations

Overview

The Rock Family & Community Support serves the disadvantaged in Queensland with subsidized food parcels through its Foodlink program, as well as emergency relief that goes well beyond food aid. The organization also provides counseling services to those facing financial hardship and other difficult life situations to help them get back on track.


South Australia

82. Heart & Soul Group

Location

Heart & Soul Group, Adelaide, South Australia

Website

https://heartandsoulgroup.org

Contact Details

Address: 30 Fourth St., Wingfield, SA 5013

Phone: 0411962337

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Volunteering, financial contributions and sponsorships, fundraising, food drives, donations of non-perishable food items.

Overview

Heart & Soul Group is a wide-reaching non-profit devoted to helping food insecure South Australians meet their nutritional needs. Established in 2015, it currently serves more than 3,000 members of the community who would otherwise struggle to find nutritious meals. Heart & Soul operates two Food Relief Centers; one in Noarlunga and one in Wingfield.


83. Pathway Community Centre

Location

Pathway Community Centre, Adelaide, South Australia

Website

https://pathway.clovie.com.au

Contact Details

Address: 249 Milne Road, Modbury North, SA

Phone: 8395 1881

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Non-perishable food items, cash, volunteering

Overview

A SecondBite, Foodbank, and OzHarvest partner, the Pathway Community Centre in Adelaide is headquartered at the Clovercrest Baptist Church. From there, it distributes free produce, bread, and other pantry items to Adelaidians in need. Through the Financial COACH program, Pathway also offers financial assistance and counseling to its community members.


Tasmania

84. Loaves and Fishes Tasmania

Location

Loaves and Fishes Tasmania, Devonport, Tasmania

Website

https://loavesandfishestasmania.org.au

Contact Details

Physical address: 136-140 Don Road, Devonport, TAS 7310

Mailing address: PO Box 1171, Devonport, TAS 7310

Phone: (03) 6417 3131

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Cash donations, volunteering, food, catering services, fundraising

Overview

Loaves and Fishes Tasmania cooperates with non-profit agencies and charities all over the state that distribute free ready-to-eat meals to community members in need. On top of food aid, the organization helps by providing training and work experience to individuals who struggle to find a steady source of income. Aside from direct donations, those willing to support the organization can also make use of Loaves and Fishes’ catering services.


Victoria

85. Empower Australia

Location

Empower Australia, Melbourne, Victoria

Website

Contact Details

Address: 412-430 City Road, Southbank, VIC 3006

Phone: +61 (03) 9896 7999

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Volunteering, cash donations

Overview

Direct food aid is only a part of what Empower Australia does to help low-income families and individuals break the cycle of poverty. Its Food Relief Center distributed nearly 575,000 meals in 2022. Empower Australia also runs a number of programs such as the Street Team and Refugee Support, designed to bring individuals out of social isolation and help them find work opportunities.


86. FareShare

Location

FareShare, Melbourne, Victoria

Website

Contact Details

Address: 1-7 South Audley Street, Abbotsford, VIC 3067

Phone: (03) 9428 0044

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Food, cash volunteering

Overview

The bulk of FareShare’s activity is centered around rescuing surplus food from supermarkets and other distributors to be given out to families and individuals in need. The organization also runs a number of gardens located in Brisbane and Melbourne, as well as kitchens, where it cooks nutritious meals at-scale. Then, FareShare distributes these meals among charities that hand them out where they’re needed the most.


87. Whittlesea Food Collective

Location

Whittlesea Food Collective, Melbourne, Victoria

Website

Contact Details

Address: Shop 111 Pacific Epping, Epping, VIC 3076

Phone: 03 9401 6666

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Volunteering food, cash

Overview

Whittlesea Community Connections has been a vital part of the Whittlesea municipality since 1973. Throughout its 50 years, the organization has provided numerous Whittlesea residents with support to help them get through times of hardship. The Whittlesea Food Collective is the organization’s food relief branch, launched in 2019. It serves 40 local families each week, who would otherwise not be able to meet their nutritional needs.


Western Australia

88. Dreambuilders Care

Location

Dreambuilders Care, Perth, Western Australia

Website

https://www.dreambuilderscare.org.au

Contact Details

Address: 334 – 336 Great Eastern Highway Midland, WA 6056

Phone: 0411 736 770

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Cash donation, clothing, household goods, financial contributions, volunteering

Overview

DreambuildersCare serves its local community in Western Australia, providing members with affordable and free food through a number of different programs, which include a Low Cost Supermarket, an Op-Shop, and a Community Meals Cafe, as well as emergency relief packages given out to eligible aid recipients. All of the revenue generated by DreambuilderCare’s stores goes to fund other community-focused initiatives.


89. Margaret Court Community Outreach

Principal Location

Margaret Court Community Outreach, Osbourne Park, Western Australia

Other Locations

Margaret Court Community Outreach, Kwinana, Western Australia

Margaret Court Community Outreach, Forrestfield, Western Australia

Website

https://www.mcco.org.au

Contact Details

HQ address: 14a Neil Street, Osborne Park, WA 6017

Phone: (08) 9202 7111

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, clean clothing in good condition, funds donations, volunteering

Overview

Created in 1997 by Rev. Margaret Court, this non-profit organization distributed 6,300 tonnes of food between 2020 and 2021 by handing out large emergency hampers to those in need. Each hamper’s worth is estimated to be between $150-250 AUD and contains essential food items as well as basic clothing and care items. The Margaret Court Community Outreach operates out of three locations in the Perth area: Osborne Park, Kwinana/Rockingham, and Forrestfield.


90. Uniting

Location

Uniting, Perth, Western Australia

Website

Contact Details

Address: 10/5 Aberdeen Street, Perth, WA 6000

Phone: 1300 663 298

Donations and Assistance Accepted

Cash donations, volunteering, gifts, fundraising

Overview

Every week, Uniting’s volunteers collect and redistribute 200-250 kilograms of food to a number of partner non-profits, which distribute the food to communities in need. It operates in the Perth metro area, as well as the Great Southern region. The organization is also heavily involved in the fight against homelessness, providing individuals with temporary accommodation support and case management.


The Bottom Line

No family should be faced with the choice of feeding their children or paying bills. Local foodbanks help ensure that families have the nutrition they need to support a healthy lifestyle, and the support these organizations provide improves both financial and food security.

The good will of donors and volunteers enable these organizations to meet demand. But with rising inflation and dwindling social programs, the number of donors and volunteers is shrinking.

I hope this list has helped you find a food bank in your area that you feel comfortable contributing to.

Content attribution: This article was originally published here.

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