Coronavirus COVID-19

Our CLOTHES venue is now SHUT for the remainder of the crisis,
but our FOOD venues remain currently OPEN as normal 
with increased HYGIENE precautions
EXCEPT on Bank Holiday Monday (25th May).
Please DO NOT attend the Basics Banks if you have a high temperature, or a new persistent cough.
If you are unable to collect food due to symptoms or self-isolation,
please arrange someone else to collect the food on your behalf.
This can be a support worker or a friend or relative.
We are doing all we can to keep the service running safely for service users and volunteers. 
It is likely in the coming days and weeks that we will have to make changes to how we distribute food.

Please revisit our website regularly for further updates.

Annual Statistics

(2019 Calendar Year)

People Fed
Referral Agents
People Clothed
Pupils Visited

(2018-19 Academic Year)

Project Overview

We visit 50+ schools across the region every academic year, delivering dynamic, interactive themed Assemblies, bespoke Question of Faith RE days, Transition workshops, and tailored support creating, cultivating, and curating Prayer Spaces.

Client Feedback

“I wish I could thank each person who donated food. I'm so very humbled and moved by the kindness and generosity I felt.”​

Basics Bank Client
"Thank you for such a wonderfully engaging day of learning.
It was so lovely to see the children fully immersed in their ideas."
Year Two Teacher

“Thank you all so much for helping my family today, you've made all the difference for us ... a great selection of food that the kids will eat.”

Basics Bank Client

"We did RE all day and it was cool.
I think it was the best day in Y4 this year!"

Year Four Pupil

Volunteering Opportunities

Basics Banks

  • Drive a Van
  • Serve a Client
  • Prepare a Food Parcel
  • Be a Driver’s Mate

Schools Team

  • Help on a day in a School
  • Pack a Resources Box
  • Create Craft Resources
  • Train to be a Team Leader


Other Areas

  • Help in the Office
  • Share our Story
  • Become a Fundraiser