Donate today to help keep vulnerable families and children with access to food aid on our doorstep.
We urgently need your help. With the cost of living crisis, communities and local residents who are already in financial hardship are having to make tough choices with reduced income, increased energy, food and other costs.
Help Northamptonshire Community Foundation tackle food poverty on our local doorstep by donating to our Family Food Aid Fund. The pandemic may be receding but the urgent need to tackle food poverty goes on.
That's why we have established the Family Food Aid Fund, to support community groups and charities that are helping families experiencing financial hardship. The funding will enable them to gain easy access to nutritious food and balanced meals as well as supporting the wellbeing of children and young people struggling with food insecurity.
Thanks to generous donations already to our appeal, we have been able to support nearly 4,000 beneficiaries through grant awards to local charities and community groups on the frontline providing a range of food aid and support services to provide a safety net to families in financial hardship.
As part of our global goals work, we are part of the local response to ensure we have zero hunger on our doorsteps by 2030. Everyone should have access to good food and no one should go to bed hungry.
Food poverty currently affects 8.4 million people in the UK who struggle to get enough to eat. This includes many households with people in work, families with children, as well as older and disabled people.
It can affect children who lack free school meals during the holidays; parents on low incomes going without food so that their children can eat; working people whose low wages leave them struggling to buy healthy food; or older people unable to prepare meals without support.
With your support, we can make a huge difference for those living in food poverty.
How can I make a difference?
Donate online - the quickest and easiest way to give a donation via our Just Giving Page raising funds for our Family Food Aid Appeal
By cheque made payable to 'Northamptonshire Community Foundation' and post to Family Food Aid Appeal, Northamptonshire Community Foundation, 18 Albion Place, Northampton, NN1 1UD.
By BACS transfer - using the reference 'Family Food Aid Appeal' to Unity Trust Bank, Sort code: 60-83-01, Account number: 20134419
Gift Aid Your Donations - If you are a UK Tax Payer, you can increase the value of your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate at no extra cost to yourself. Simply download and complete this Gift Aid Form and return it to us to accompany your donation.
To learn more about the work of the Foundation please view more pages of our website or email Cherelle Brown
How the funding will be used in the local community?
Funds raised through the Family Food Aid Appeal will be passed on to those in greatest need within the county. The money will be used to support local charities and community organisations that are helping families experiencing financial hardship, enabling them to gain easy access to nutritious food and balanced meals as well as supporting the wellbeing of children and young people strugglung with food insecurity.
Find out more about how the Family Food Aid Fund has been used previously to suppoty local chairties and organisations by reading our case studies.