27th March 2023 - BanktheFood charity launches an urgent appeal to increase donations to uk food banks
According to a new poll commissioned by BanktheFood, 43% of food banks have reported seeing an increase in nurses among the rising number of people seeking support and 19% have seen an increase in teachers needing help.
97% of food banks we surveyed reported an overall increase in demand for their services.
Today we've launched a new campaign to encourage donations to food banks using our free app. Every week the app currently generates 7000 donations for UK food banks, helping to ensure they get the items they need to provide a balanced emergency food parcel.
But food banks need more help.
So, our message is ‘give what you can’.
Whether it’s an extra item in your shopping basket or unused (in date) goods in your cupboards, every single donation helps.
Download the BanktheFood app to see what your local foodbank needs and you can tell them what you donated via the app. You might be helping someone who hasn’t eaten that week.
Read our findings here