What is BanktheFood?

BanktheFood is a registered charity. (Charity Commission for England and Wales Number 1194167)

We are on a mission to ensure food banks always have exactly what they need and not just baked beans.

Food banks often struggle with effectively communicating their realtime supply and demand needs to their donors.

Social media posts or notices in supermarkets, quickly go out of date or go unnoticed and as a result, food banks can be inundated with one item or have little of another.

Regularly updating their realtime needs to their local community, can be a cumbersome admin task, which takes food bank volunteers away from their crucial work of collecting and distributing food.

BanktheFood hopes to change this through an innovative free app which links food banks to donors at the most crucial time; when donors are at the supermarket.

Our app is free to use and always will be.

How does BanktheFood app work?

BanktheFood is very simple to use.

Download the app from your app store here and follow the instructions to get started.

Once you have followed your local food bank, the app will send you a helpful ‘ping’ with a reminder of your food banks’ needs when you are shopping in your local supermarket.

You can then choose exactly what you would like to donate and leave your donation in your food bank’s collection box at the end of your shopping trip.

Your local food bank will then be alerted via the app of your (anonymous) donation making it easier for your food bank to track and locate items they really need.

We are a new charity and have been working hard to register all food banks on the app but we are not there yet!

If your local food bank is not yet registered, please get in touch with them and tell them all about our app.

Details on how they can register are on the app.

The more food banks we have registered, the more certain we can be that they are getting exactly what they need, when they need it.

For support email:support@bankthefood.org

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