Coronavirus Update

All our Venues are currently OPEN for collection with appropriate COVID-19 precautions.

Please DO NOT attend the Basics Banks if you have ANY of the following symptoms:
– a high temperature,
– a new persistent cough,
– a loss of, or change in, your sense of smell or taste.
If you are unable to collect Food due to symptoms or self-isolation, please arrange for someone else to collect on your behalf.
This can be a support worker, a friend, or a relative.
We are doing all we can to keep the service running safely for service users and volunteers.

Please revisit our website regularly for further updates.

Annual Statistics

Basics Banks

(Calendar Year 2021)

we have fed people


we have clothed people


we now have

Referral Agents


(Academic Year as of July 2020)

we delivered

"Question of Faith" RE Days

(93 in School, 21 Online)

we produced

Live Online Assemblies

(+ 59 in School!)

we handed out

"It's Your Move" Booklets

(to Y6 Pupils moving on to Y7)

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


  • Run a Session
  • Restock Shelves
  • Serve Tea & Coffee
  • Welcome Members

Schools Team

  • Help in a School
  • Pack a Resources Box
  • Create  Resources
  • Train to Lead a Day

Other Areas

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