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Supplying food to those in need across Bradford

Please check the new Bradford Foodbanks website at for up-to-date information about your nearest food bank and access to emergency food.

Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank is a small registered charity who receive donations of non-perishable foods and financial donations from individuals, communities 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

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Organisations working with vulnerable people contact us to request food for people they know who are in need.

We can provide food bags for both individuals and families and we are respectful of dietary and cultural requirements.

We arrange for the organisation to collect the food from us (whenever possible).

We do not assess need.  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 required to keep them in contact with their clients and help them overcome short-term problems.

If you are in need of a food bag please be aware we do not give out parcels directly to individuals.  Please ask any professional working with you  (eg social worker, welfare advisor, teacher, minister, housing or health worker) to contact us. 

Here is a list of places where you can get free food in Bradford everyday - (we would recommend checking first).

If you are an organisation working with vulnerable people to support them to overcome food poverty - and you need food bags from us - please fill in the contact form.  We will send you details of our process and ask you to complete a registration form.


We welcome donations of non-perishable food items.


If possible, we will arrange for donors to drop off items that they have collected.

We also have a number of food donations points -  you can find your nearest donation point here.


With bulk donations we can arrange collection, if necessary. Please get in touch.


We encourage 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.

Every little helps - you can support us to help and feed families and individuals in need across Bradford. You can find our bank details, and other ways to donate, here. Please also complete a Gift Aid form if you are a UK tax payer.

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 district. 

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.

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