Our impact

Our mission is to reduce the impact of food poverty on the people in crisis in the Swindon and District area. We are currently feeding nearly 11,000 people a year; an increase of 111% since 2019.

Reducing the impact of food poverty

We believe that no-one should be hungry. Our mission is to reduce the impact of food poverty on the people in crisis in the Swindon and District area. We try to tackle this problem by providing emergency access to food in the form of non-perishable products, along with toiletries and household products that will help the whole family. We have 265 listed referring agencies that can help people and these range from other charities, support groups, statutory services, local government departments, military welfare and schools.

We are currently feeding nearly 11,000 people a year; an increase of 111% since 2019.

The impact we’re making...

111% increase in people coming to us for food.

Since 2019.

50% more stock is being given out

than what we are receiving through donations.

We’ve provided over 200 “Home from hospital” bags

in the last year, to the Great Western Hospital to help free up vital hospital beds. These bags provide 48 hours of simple to prepare food and enable people to go home sooner, thereby help prevent unnecessary bed blocking.

We donated 357 hampers to families

to help feed their children during the school holidays this last year. These bags provide non-perishable food suitable for lunches and snacks as well as luxuries for the Easter and Christmas festivities. Over 2,500 children have been fed this year.

We’ve provided 1,770 “Top Up Bags”

which help people space out their recurring referrals, should they need more referrals than the allowance of 3 in 6 months.

11,000 people are being fed this year

That’s around 4,208 food parcels being given out.

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"It really helps people in an emergency"

I am a worker for a statutory service and came to collect for a client of mine. I was so surprised at the amount of food, toiletries and household products you give to each person – amazing. It really helps people in an emergency. You were so helpful with signposting advice to other services that may help. On behalf of my client and my organisation, I thank you. 

Imogen (Support Worker)

“You helped me when I needed it most”

You helped me when I needed it most. The food was more than I had imagined I would get, but more than that, the caring words of support and advice made me feel better and the attention you gave to my children was lovely.  Thank you very much.

Jane (a lady fleeing domestic violence)

"There are no barriers to having a referral..."

I had to have 3 teeth removed this week and had to pay for it as I couldn’t get registered with an NHS dentist - this took all my spare money. Last month I had to have the boiler repaired – it’s just one thing after another. I’m working so I feel I should be able to manage – there are people far worse off than me, but I just don’t have enough money to go round at the moment. I didn’t realise I could come here if I was working but Citizens Advice said there are no barriers to having a referral if I was in need. Amazing. Thank you. 

Sam (A Teaching Assistant)

"So lovely and helpful"

I’ve never needed a food bank before but I suddenly found myself out of work and unable to provide for my family. A man should be able to be the provider; I felt ashamed when I came here but you are all so lovely and helpful it helped ease that feeling immensely. The amount of food I got for my family was overwhelming – I didn’t expect that much. Thank you.  

Steve ( a man who was made redundant from his work)

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