How many food banks are there?

There were at least 2,083 food banks as at the end of 2019. That is both an amazing and worrying number. 1,249 are part of the Trussell Trust food bank network.* However, at least 834 are independent food banks like ReadiFood.

Many, including ReadiFood, are members of the Independent Food Aid Network IFAN

For anyone interested in finding out more details about demand and supply etc there was an in depth study done last year.

Please note that Food Banks operate different systems. ReadiFood delivers parcels, we do not use the voucher drop in system.