Aston Nechells Foodbank

Aston Nechells Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust.  They work to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

As they state on their website:

"We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis".

The foodbank goes on to say:

"Our foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local areas of Aston, Nechells and Washwood Heath in Birmingham.  We opened in November 2011 and since then have given out in excess of 100 tonnes of food, all of it donated to us.  

We are an entirely voluntary run foodbank having over 100 regular volunteers working in our three distribution centres, our warehouse, and helping with local and national supermarket collections.  In 2015 – 2016 we helped 3,066 people including 1,191 children under the age of 16.

The areas we principally serve have some of the highest unemployment rates in the whole of the UK.  In 2017, Aston Ward was the 2nd highest ward in the UK.  Each ward has in excess of 11 per cent of people claiming universal credit.  The great majority of people we help are not in paid employment.

We are always keen to welcome new volunteers to help with distribution, warehousing, or collections. Our volunteers come from across our many different multi-ethnic communities aged between 18 and 80.  Some are seeking employment, others volunteer around shift patterns and carers commitments.  We are a very friendly bunch, always keen to welcome new helpers."


Go HERE to donate money.

Go HERE to volunteer.

Go HERE to donate food.

The foodbank is open once a week on Monday between 12 (Noon) and 2.30pm.

St Matthews Community Hall

63 Wardlow Road
B7 4JH

For more information, please contact the foodbank via:

Or call 07384 213621 (or 0121 359 0801)


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