• We are the UK network for

    independent food aid providers.

    The Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) supports a range of independent food aid organisations while advocating on their behalf at a national level.


    Our membership includes over 500 independent food banks.


    Our vision is of a country without the need for emergency food aid and

    in which good food is accessible to all.

  • You can support IFAN through our donate button or via our member organisations' websites

  • Do you want to find out more about local independent food banks?
    Contact ifanconnect@gmail.com for information on independent food banks in your local area.


    Are you providing food aid?
    If you run an independent food bank or distribute other forms of food aid you may be interested in joining IFAN as a member organisation.

  • Addressing the root causes of poverty would mean everyone in the UK could afford to buy adequate, healthy and nutritious food. Find out more from IFAN's new infographic on ending the need for food banks.


    See the Infographic here.

    “We are very concerned that the highly contagious new strain of Covid-19 could put food bank staff, volunteers, and the people they support at increased risk of infection and that self-isolating measures may involve the reduction in service or closure of food banks.”

    Read our letter here.

    83 independent food banks (of a total of at least 961 UK-wide) distributed a total of 354,613 emergency food parcels from February to November 2020 compared to 168,560 emergency food parcels from February to November 2019 -

    a rise of 110% rise.


    Read more here.

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