WHO WE ARE
Building bridges across communities in Bradford
Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank is a small registered charity, entirely run by volunteers, who receive donations of non-perishable foods from the community and businesses, to give free of charge to organisations working with vulnerable people in need of food.
Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank is non-denominational and is Bradford's original Food Bank, operating since 2004.
Charity No 1120018
Please check the new Bradford Foodbanks website at https://bradfordfoodbanks.org.uk/ for up-to-date information about your nearest food bank and access to emergency food.
For news about the Big Food Bank Drop-off 2021, please click here!
Making A Difference
WHAT WE DO
Organisations working with vulnerable people make contact with us to request food for the people they know who need it
We can arrange food parcels for individuals (packed in a sturdy large carrier bag), or for families (packed in a small box)
We arrange for the organisation to collect the food from us (whenever possible; occasionally we can deliver)
We do not wish to have contact with those in need - it is not our intention to assess need, and we depend on the skill, commitment and ongoing support from the professional carers whose job it is to support the vulnerable. We make sure they can do this by supplying the food to keep them in contact with their clients and to help them overcome short term problems.
If you are in need of a food parcel, please be aware we cannot give out parcels direct to individuals. Please ask any professional working with you eg teacher, minister, housing worker. Here is a list of places you can get free food in Bradford every day
If you are a professional organisation already working with vulnerable people to support them overcome food poverty - and you need food bags from us - please fill in the contact form on our website. We will send you our process and ask you to complete a registration form.
If possible, we will arrange for donors to drop off items that they have collected. You can find your nearest collection point here.
With bulk donations we can arrange collection, if necessary. Please get in touch.
We encourage faith and other groups to keep one of our Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank collection boxes at their meeting place to encourage a regular steady flow of donations.
We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
For as little as £5 a month, you can help us to continue our aim to help and feed families and individuals in need across Bradford. You can find our bank details, and other ways to donate, here.
Could your organisation host a food collection point for its staff? Or are they looking for a charity partner for their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities? Please contact us for more information.
We are always pleased to welcome new volunteers. Find out more below!
We are always keen to work with organisations of all sizes throughout the city.
From helping us spread the word via in-house newsletters, through partnering in an organisation's CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities, to organisations choosing us as their designated Charity of the Year.
If your organisation can host a food collection point for its staff to contribute, please do get in touch with us.