“The food bank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”

We don’t think anyone in our community should go hungry. That’s why we provide food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of the Trussell Trust nationwide network of food banks, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Food banks work with frontline professionals to identify people who need support and give them a food bank voucher. These professionals include local agencies like children’s centres, housing associations, advice charities, and mental health teams, who are best placed to assess need.

Once someone has been referred, they can exchange their voucher at their nearest food bank for an emergency food parcel containing a minimum of three days’ nutritionally balanced food.

Food banks are designed to provide short-term, emergency support with food during a crisis. They aim to relieve that immediate pressure by providing food, but also offer additional support so that people don’t need to use the food bank again in the future.

See the "Get help" section to learn more about how to receive help from Keynsham Foodbank.