Independent Food Aid Network Press Release

Volunteers across the UK giving ‘at least £30 million’ a year in unpaid work to support food banks

The Independent Food Aid Network and the Trussell Trust have today released a crucial evaluation of the vital work food bank volunteers do in their communities.

  • First joint study of Trussell Trust and independent food banks finds volunteers contribute more than 4 million hours in support to UK food banks each year.
  • Groundbreaking research also reveals the monetary value of volunteering in food banks.
  • As Universal Credit rolls out, dramatically increasing the number of people needing emergency food aid, food bank providers say that voluntary organisations cannot replace the welfare state – the government must step up and take responsibility.

A big thank you to the members that took part in this study!

For more information about this research and to read the full press release please click here