Aberdeen North Foodbank
Our foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local communities, as well as across the UK. The Foodbank Network was founded in 2004 after four years of developing the original foodbank based in Salisbury. Since then The Trussell Trust has helped communities work together to launch foodbanks nationwide in a wide range of towns and cities, Aberdeen being one of them. We work in the north of Aberdeen city to provide for families and individuals who are facing food poverty in the city. Aberdeen North Foodbank has five centres, with one being open each day of the week.
Between 31st of March 2018 to the 1st of April 2019 The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 1.6 million food parcels to people in crisis. This is a 19% increase on the previous, with more than half of these going to children. As a network, we want to see more people helped out of crisis and fewer people needing foodbanks in the future. That’s why The Trussell Trust and local foodbanks are working together to develop new ways to help people out of crisis through programmes like more than food.