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The As-Suffa Food Bank project was initiated in 2016 to supplement our Homeless project. From our experience of feeding the homeless, we discovered that families were also visiting the Homeless provision, as they didn’t have enough food at home. This stirred us to provide emergency groceries to service users who although have accommodation are still experiencing hardship.
The As-Suffa Food Bank ran twice a week from our site in Birmingham. However, due to COVID-19, parcels are now dropped off to our service users. All our food parcels are sufficient to feed an average size family for one week. To redeem vouchers, service users must visit the As-Suffa site and collect their food parcels, or be referred by a charity or Birmingham City Council.
Alternatively, we offer a drop-off service, which is particularly useful for individuals with childcare needs, mobility issues, or those who are unable to visit the food bank. Our parcels include non-perishable goods like pasta, UHT milk, canned soups, etc.
To date, we have served over 3,000 food parcels to the most needy individuals and families. We are also pleased to announce that we now work alongside several referral partners. These include the police service, schools and the local council.
If you’d like to volunteer, simply complete the volunteer interest form and our team will reach out to you with the next steps.