Food Resources

food banks – giving

The Bradford Foodbanks website is one of many great food resources, it has a postcode search feature, allowing you to find donation points. Please contact the food bank before taking your donations to ensure they can accept it.

There are hundreds of donation points around the Bradford District, including in supermarkets, schools, places of worship and office.

Did you know? You don’t have to drop food off at the food bank, many supermarkets have food packages on sale (prices vary), which will then be collected from the store.

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Food basket

food banks – receiving

Foodbanks can provide emergency food parcels for a limited period of time, some require referrals, some require you to collect the food, and some will deliver.

The Bradford Foodbanks website can help you to find the right place for you in just a few clicks, whether you need food in your home or a meal for the night. There are options for free food, low cost food and emergency food.

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BSL Foodbank Resources

social supermarkets

The FoodSavers Network aims to reduce dependency on foodbanks and free food provisions by combining sustainable low-cost food markets with easy access to a Credit Union.

FoodSavers offers high quality fresh and cupboard food for a low weekly membership fee (typically £6) at locations across Bradford. Much of the food is unwanted or surplus, saved from being wasted. Membership also gives you the opportunity to attend cookery classes, save in a Credit Union and enjoy other benefits.

Other social supermarkets include the Company Shop and Community Shop that offer surplus food at low cost to members. You can find eligibility criteria and become a member on their website.

Other surplus food schemes include Olio and Too Good to Go, both mobile apps where customers can access surplus or leftover food from local businesses and individuals, free or at low cost.

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Swap Well to Eat Well

Eating a balanced diet can make a big difference to the physical and mental wellbeing of you and your family. The cost of living crisis is a worrying time for everyone and the rising cost of food and energy prices is making it harder to make ends meet.

We have worked closely with a wide range of local people and organisations to pull this information together, to make it easier for you and your family to eat well whilst making your shopping budgets go a little further.

healthy start vouchers

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, the Healthy Start scheme can help you to buy items like milk or fruit, and get free vitamins. You need to be claiming certain benefits to qualify, though if you’re under 18 and pregnant you can claim without receiving benefits.

If you’re eligible, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. The benefit will be added onto your card every 4 weeks.

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