Coronavirus COVID-19

Our FOOD Venues are currently OPEN as normal with increased HYGIENE precautions.
Our CLOTHES Venue will be OPEN on Wednesdays between 10:00am – 1:30pm from 15TH JULY.
 
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 or Clothes 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

(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