Kingfisher Food Bank
“We don’t feel like anybody in this day should be going hungry”
Kingfisher food bank provides emergency food parcels to people going through a crisis. offer a friendly chat, signpost clients to agencies and give information to improve the situation they have found themselves in.
Who are Kingfisher Food bank?
Kingfisher food bank opened its doors in 2013, and has a dedicated team of volunteers to keep its services going.
With food banks based in Smiths Wood and Shard End, people are referred to Kingfisher through agencies such as Job Centres, Citizens Advice, Schools, and Support workers to name a few.
Kingfisher food bank doesn’t think anyone in the community should have to face going hungry, and that’s why they provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. The foodbank is just part of the service, as they also offer signposting to get additional help with problems like debt, benefit checkers, as well as promote training courses and organisations to help get people back into work.
Their aim is to help people in poverty but also try to help them so that there will be no need to use a food bank in the future. Last year, Kingfisher food bank helped to provide emergency food to 3231 people, and this number is expected to only increase this year due to the unfortunate rise of living costs. The food bank relies on both food and monetary donations to keep its services going, and there has also been a decrease with this since the rising living costs, whilst there has been an increase in service users.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
With £2000 funding, Kingfisher Food Bank could bulk buy food in order to be able to continue helping people through their current situation.
Where can people go to find out more about Kingfisher Food Bank?
Andrea Chance Osman, Project Manager.