About us

Black Country Foodbank helps vulnerable individuals and families in crisis through the provision if 3 days emergency food supplies while a longer-term solution is developed. The services we provide have an enormous impact of the people who use them giving them an important breathing space at a time of great need.

Started in June 2006, we are a Christian-based charitable organisation set up to feed local people experiencing real hardships by meeting their most basic need for food. Local people, churches and other organisations in and around the Black Country are joining together to be part of a project that makes a real difference to the lives of those in crisis.

What We Do

What do we want to achieve?

  1. to provide three days nutritionally balanced emergency food-aid for people in crisis identified and referred by front-line voucher distributors
  2. to work with statutory service providers who will be able to refer people for a maximum of three vouchers (there will be exceptions to this, cases to be negotiated on an individual basis)
  3. to signpost service users to other agencies appropriate to their needs i.e. Citizens Advice Bureau, housing department, social services, age concern, sure start, probation service, community projects such as The Lighthouse, those working with substance abuse issues.
  4. to provide a hot drink and an opportunity to talk with a listening ear in a comfortable setting.
  5. to be able to ask service users’ permission to pray with them and for them.