Independent Food Aid Network: Mapping Food Aid

The Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) has been carrying out research on the growth of food banks outside the Trussell Trust network, Britain’s biggest food bank network.  The research, published in May 2017, shows that the number of food banks in Britain are much higher than Government estimates.

IFAN’s findings suggest that there are at least 651 grassroots food banks operating independently of the Trussell network, ranging from tiny voluntary groups that give out a few food parcels each week, to larger charity operations that hand out thousands of parcels to hundreds of clients each year.

The findings were reported in the Guardian, and published alongside an interactive map.