Here is an introduction to our project.
Three areas of Worcester are in the top 10% most deprived areas in the country, with 17% of children estimated to live in poverty.
Worcester Foodbank opened in June 2012 to provide people in crisis with emergency 3 day food parcels. We also offer a listening ear and signposting to further support.
Our aim is to restore people’s hope of a happier and more sustainable future where they can stand on their own two feet again.
Over the last 12 months (Apr 2016 – Mar 2017) we have provided 5,308 3-day food parcels, an increase of 35% compared to the year before. Due to increasing demand, we moved to our current premises at 7 Lowesmoor Wharf in June 2016.
We rely on volunteers to run our Foodbank, with around 150 local people generously donating their time.
Worcester Foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area. It is overseen by All Saints Church, working in partnership with other churches across Worcester.
Read more in our Worcester Foodbank review of 2016-17