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Independent Food Banks

Food banks operating independently (i.e. not part of wider networks) across the UK, published by the Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN)

At least 650 food banks operate independently of the Trussell Trust network. These have been mapped by the Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN).

IFAN defines a food bank as an organisation that gives out food parcels on a weekly basis. It does not include informal food parcel distribution by social welfare charities, children’s centres, churches, housing associations, hospitals and other groups. 

Although the project maps the extent of food bank provision, it does not collect data on the volume of food aid provided by independent food banks, as many do not record how much food they give out.

The database is also available as a map. This was part of the research featured in a Guardian article (May 2017).

Data and Resources

Dataset Info

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Author
Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN)
Modified Date
2017-07-17
Release Date
2017-07-17
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Irregularly
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Licence
Licence Not Specified
Rights Statement
Open Definition
No
Topic
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area (WKT)
POLYGON ((-8.16026 61.044, 2.0919 61.044, 2.0919 49.693, -8.16026 49.693, -8.16026 61.044))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
United Kingdom
Contact Name
IFAN
Contact Email
Language
English