It’s been a hugely significant year as we faced the serious challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis, and the Hereford community has been amazingly generous and during 2020 donated an extraordinary amount of food despite being under lockdown for several months. The donations during the summer, followed by the Harvest and Christmas periods of 2020 were incredibly generous and the Monkmoor Street premises wasn’t always big enough to accommodate all the food!
The Hereford Food Bank performs an exceedingly important service in the local area, and in 2020 the demands were quite extraordinary. In 2020 the Food bank supplied 1792 food parcels supporting 4052 individuals, including 1505 children, which represents over 85,000 meals - an increase of 52% on 2019. During the Christmas period, 49 hampers containing fresh food and gifts provided by the local community were given to 82 adults and 127 children. And up until the end of May this year another 41,000 meals have been provided.
The Food Bank is incredibly grateful for the commitment and kindness of everyone who continues to support them.
The Hereford Food Bank is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and was registered by the Charity Commission in December 2016, Charity Number 1170826.