Stratford upon Avon Foodbank

The Stratford-upon-Avon Foodbank was launched in December 2012 to meet a need in the town. Changes in the benefit system and the cost-of-living crisis has resulted in low-income households needing the additional support of the Foodbank.

We work with over 30 accredited referral agencies in and around Stratford who issue foodbank vouchers to their clients. We feed on average 480 people a month, with 44% of these being children. Our figures in 2023 have seen a 41% increase from the previous year.

We distribute from the Fred Winter Centre on Guild Street four times a week and have two satellite sessions, one at Bishopton and the other in Meon Vale.

Whilst the foodbank is reliant mainly on supermarket collections to keep its warehouse stocked, church and school harvest festivals and donations by local groups are important, too. As are the many thoughtful families and individuals who drop in each week with shopping bags filled with food.


Volunteers needed

We are always in need of volunteers to help with various roles at the Foodbank. The Foodbank wouldn’t exist without the strong workforce of 150+ individuals who pick up donations from supermarkets, put away stock in the warehouse and help at food drives and promotional events. If you would like to be part of the team, please email 

[email protected].

Donate food

We rely on food donations from members of the public. Please give in-date non-perishable food to either Holy Trinity Church, or drop donations in at one of our donation points in the local supermarkets.

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Trussell Trust

Stratford-upon-Avon Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust Foodbank network of 1,300 food bank centres. They support a nationwide network of food banks and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK. Find out more: