Big or small, every gift you give helps transform lives. Regular donations 'fuel' our foodbank and allow us to focus on people in crisis rather than fundraising.
Our foodbank is run by local people for local people – we rely on the community’s support to ensure we can continue to stop people going hungry. For 4.5 years, we were entirely volunteer run, but in May 2019 trustees employed two part-time managers to lead our committed volunteer teams: one will focus on business management, food supply and communications, the other will focus on all our client services. Our Food Distribution Centre venues are provided free of charge or at reduced rent by local churches. Our major costs going forward will be salaries, rent (warehouse & one distribution centre), utilities, admin, communications and van maintenance costs.
Will you invest in the future of our foodbank and help us provide much-needed support to people in crisis in our community?
Via Virgin Money Giving: you can donate securely using a debit or credit card. Regular or one-off payments are accepted and you have the option to Gift Aid your donation.
Via Online Banking (BACS Transfer): Account name: Bradford North Foodbank | Sortcode: 40-13-15 | A/C Number: 94592441 | Reference: Your name & title (e.g. Mrs S Smith).
Regular giving – Join our 200 Club: We are seeking 200 people/organisations who will give a regular donation each month by standing order*. This helps us budget and pay for regular outgoings such as warehouse rent, utility bills and admin costs. Example: 200 people each donating £5 pcm would provide £12,000 pa, which, based on previous annual accounts, would cover almost 100% of our average annual running costs excluding salaries.
On 1/4/19 (the start of our current financial year), we had 56 members donating a total of £513 pcm. Would you be willing to join them? You can download a poster to advertise our 200 Club.
* Unlike donations by credit/debit cards via online giving sites, where card and transaction fees are charged, using a standing order means we receive 100% of your donation.
Download our 200 Club Form (Standing Order & Gift Aid Declaration combined)
Bank Cheque: Please make cheques payable to Bradford North Foodbank and post to: The Treasurer, Bradford North Foodbank, Inspire Bradford Business Park, Bradford, BD10 0JE. To gift aid your donation, please download, print and complete our Gift Aid form and include it with your cheque.
Sign up with Give As You Live (it’s free) and choose us as your charity. You can use the Give as you Live website or toolbar or mobile app. When you shop at over 4,200 top stores including John Lewis & Partners, Expedia and Amazon via Give as you Live, they’ll turn a percentage of your spend into free funds for us! It’s easy to do and the donation pennies soon add up to pounds. Simply sign up, search for the retailer and start shopping. It’s that simple!
Foodbank supporters have raised over £100 by using Give as you Live while doing their online shopping. It really is easy to do – try it!
Organise a Fundraising Event / Competition: There are some helpful hints and ideas in the Trussell Trust Fundraising Booklet. You can advertise your event on Virgin Money Giving:
A single gift could secure someone’s future. Contact us to find out more.