Project information

Food Bank Northampton

The Food Bank provides local families and individuals with essential food supplies at a time when they need them most, covering the days or sometimes weeks before other parts of the social care infrastructure can come into play.

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Charity information: Central Vineyard Northampton

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  • Need

    Need

    We are a group of local people seeking to tackle the real problem of hidden hunger in our town and local area. It is estimated that 13 million people in the UK live below the poverty line, including 3 million children. Many struggle to put food on the table, thousands simply go without. The Food Bank Northampton is working to alleviate poverty and feed people in crisis.

    Solution

    Food is donated by individuals, churches and other local groups and “banked” into the Food Bank. Food is then given out to people in crisis via referrals from local registered care professionals such as Women’s Aid, Connexions, the YMCA, Children Centres and the Citizens Advice Bureau.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To tackle the real problem of hidden hunger in our town and local area

    Activities

    » Food collection

    Success will be being able to collect food and meet the needs of the local community


  • Impact

    Impact

    Longterm we would like to have some kind of warehouse storage and a small van to deliver food across the Northampton area

    Risk

    There is a risk that we are unable to collect all the food that needed

    Reporting

    Funders of this project will receive a bi-monthly newsletter / email, report on the project detailing the ongoing and forthcoming activities, and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £7,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,000 Van a small van in order to make deliveries
      £5,000 Rent Small warehouse for storage of food
  • Background

    Location

    Northampton, UK

    Beneficiaries

    The Food Bank is designed to help individuals and families in crisis with free emergency food until the appropriate agencies are in a position to assist. Young, old, single parent families, students!

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are a group of local people seeking to tackle the real problem of hidden hunger in our town and local area. It is estimated that 13 million people in the UK live below the poverty line, including 3 million children. Many struggle to put food on the table, thousands simply go without. The Food Bank Northampton is working to alleviate poverty and feed people in crisis.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Samantha Rajagopal

    Foodbank Coordinator