"The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline."
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis.
Farnham Foodbank is here to help anyone who is facing hunger because of crisis – for parents skipping meals so their children can eat, for the tenant forced to go hungry just to pay the rent, for the elderly person making a stark choice between heating or eating.
We are part of The Trussell Trust’s UK-wide network of foodbanks and are supported by Farnham Christian Community Trust (FCCT), a framework for inter-church community projects providing services such as Frontline Money & Debt Advice and Friends Together Bereavement Support. We are part of a movement to help the many people affected by poverty and hunger in our society. We provide three-days’ emergency food and practical support to help people cope in a crisis, as well as giving advice and signposting to other services in Farnham to help people recover, rebuild their lives and break the cycle of poverty.
Foodbanks in the UK
13 million people currently live below the poverty line in the UK. Every day people go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.
In 2014-15 our network of foodbanks fed 1,000000 people nationwide. Of those we helped, 396,997 were children.
Rising food and fuel prices, static incomes, under employment and changes to benefits are some of the reasons why increasing numbers are being referred to foodbanks for emergency food.
The Trussell Trust partners with churches and communities to open new foodbanks nationwide. With over 420 foodbanks currently launched, our goal is for every town to have one.