Give Food

We're a UK organisation that delivers food to food banks - using technology to supply, in bulk, the food required in a timely manner.

We've delivered 71.16 tonnes of food, consisting of 145,199 items and 48.33 million calories, to 182 food banks around the country.

Whilst we believe that food banks should not exist in our country, we aim to help local organisations address the immediate and critical need created by food insecurity.

We operate independent of religion and are privately funded by the Cartwright family.

Read our 2019 Annual Report and aims for 2020.

Monitor

  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Custard
  • Rice Pudding
  • UHT Milk
  • Tinned Vegetables
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Tinned Meat

We automatically monitor food bank shopping lists & social media thousands of times a day to identify what a location needs.

Order

Photo of some cans of food

An order is created when a need is published. This usually happens within an hour or two, but our record is just four minutes! The delivery is made anywhere between 12 hours and a week later.

Feedback

Clipboard with a tick

We get feedback to make sure we've ordered the correct items for delivery at the right time to the best location.

What we deliver

We find that items like baked beans, tinned spaghetti and dried pasta are often well provisioned at food banks already.

As such, we focus on delivering tinned and heavy food like tomatoes, vegetables, meat, fish, fruit, custard, and rice pudding plus UHT milk. Occasionally we'll also supply hygiene products like shower gel, deodorant and shampoo.

We only deliver items that are requested, and suitable for storage on a shelf for extended periods.

Where we deliver

We currently supply 182 food banks across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland of varying sizes. Some are members of networks and some are independent.

Map of the food banks that Give Food currently delivers to
"All our most needed items brought to our doorstep. Thank you so much for your commitment & generosity"
"This is a really clever way of giving to foodbanks exactly what they need at that point in time"
"Just the food we need at the time we need it most - it will make such a difference"
"You are mind readers"