As inflation soars, independent food banks are struggling to cope
Independent food banks have seen dramatic increases in need for their services since the Autumn of 2021. In our latest survey, 168 of 194 independent food banks saw a drop in food and/or financial donations and with many having to dip into their financial reserves to pay for food or vouchers
IFAN's letter to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor
Our members are struggling to cope as a real-terms cut to benefits on top of the cost-of-living crisis drives yet more people into poverty and destitution. Read our letter to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor here.
Find a 'Worrying About Money? or cash first referral leaflet for your area and request printed copies. Access translated, one-page and digital versions, and find out about cash first training sessions and upcoming launch events.
Read: Pushed to the Edge: Poverty, Food Banks and Mental Health
Mental Health Social Worker Tom Pollard wrote this report in collaboration with IFAN and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. We're grateful to all the contributors to the report and our member organisations the Earlsfield Foodbank and The Community Cupboard for their help and support.