A quick introduction to how we work.
Stroud District Foodbank was established in December 2011 as part of the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks. We are a registered charity (no 1176306).
Stroud District Foodbank relies on the support of the local community through volunteering, financial and food donations and fundraising. Our food is donated by the local community, through community groups, schools, churches, businesses, individual donations and supermarket collection days. We also receive grants and financial donations that help us to purchase food.
We have a central warehouse at Brimscombe where the food is stored before being transferred to our network of drop-in centres. We have four part-time paid staff, 6 volunteer trustees, and over 200 regular volunteers.
Our clients are referred to us by over 150 frontline agencies who identify people in need and issue them with a foodbank referral. Clients collect from one of our centres across the district and those unable to collect can opt for a home delivery.
In addition to crisis food parcels, we also provide holiday food parcels for the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays. We also signpost those in crisis to other support agencies to help them through their crisis.