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This is an app to help support the 'Sheffield S6 Foodbank'.
The shopping list is updated regularly and highlights those items most needed.
Updates and stories from the foodbank team are also downloaded direct to the app to keep supporters informed of news.
Notifications are also used to notify supporters of new updates from the food bank team and also if the food bank is low on stock of certain food items.
This is our the first version of the app for the S6 depot. It is our desire, if successful, to roll out the app nationwide across the UK to support all of the other Trussell Trust foodbanks.
We really welcome your feedback!
More information about the foodbank:
1 in 5 people are living below the poverty line in the UK.
Every day, near where you live there are families struggling to put food on the table.
For people on low incomes, a sudden crisis - redundancy, benefit delay or even an unexpected bill - can mean going hungry.
Every day parents skip meals to feed their children and people are forced to choose between paying the rent and eating.
How a foodbank works:
Food is donated
Schools, churches, businesses and individuals across Sheffield donate non-perishable, in-date food to a foodbank.
Food is also collected at 'Supermarket Collections': These are events held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a 'foodbank shopping list' and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.
Food is sorted and stored
Volunteers sort food to check that it's in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.
Frontline care professionals identify people in need
We partner with front-line care professionals who identify people in crisis and give them a voucher.
Clients receive food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. On taking their voucher to the foodbank centre, people receive a warm welcome, a hot drink and a food parcel. We also put people in touch with agencies who can help resolve the underlying causes of the crisis.
What's in a foodbox?
Each foodbox contains a minimum of three days nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food.
View a foodbank shopping list
Foodbanks rely on the support of local communities.
Sheffield S6 Foodbank provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis.