• We are the UK network of independent food aid providers


    Our vision is of a country without the need for charitable food aid where good food is accessible to all

  • Find a cash first referral leaflet for your area

    Find a cash first referral leaflet for your area and request printed copies. Access translated and digital versions and find out about cash first training sessions.

    Our members - including over 550 independent food banks

    Our member organisations provide emergency food aid to people living with food insecurity across the whole of the UK. Find out more and search our members' map.

    Read: Our worst fears about the impact of Universal Credit cut...

    Independent Earslfield Foodbank manager Charlotte White writes for The BMJ about the impact of the cut to Universal credit on people living in south west London. 
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  • Mapping the UK's independent food banks

    Since February 2017, IFAN has identified at least 1172 independent food banks operating across the UK. Find out more about this critical work.

    Read: Food banks face a harsh winter...

    IFAN's Coordinator Sabine Goodwin writes for The Big Issue: "It’s becoming obvious that a charitable food aid response is unsustainable, undignified and ineffective."

    Structural Inequalities Webinar Series

    Run alongside the University of York and Feeding Britain, our webinar series looks at how structural inequalities create and maintain food insecurity.
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