In 2021 we delivered an average of 178 parcels every week, almost all of which were requested by referral from local agencies.
The charts below give an indication of who refers to us and the numbers overall.
Demand has risen steadily over the past few years. COVID inevitably had a significant impact.
We have not been able to analyse why there was a dip to the steady upward trend in 2015. If you happen to work for the DWP or other agency and can shed some light on this we’d love to hear from you.
The spike in 2020 was to be expected and we now seem to be back to a more natural annual increase. That said of course we all want to see the need for food banks diminishing if not dosappearing altogether.