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Our aims

Food On Our Doorstep aims to

  • Provide regular access to a sustainable supply of food to people at risk of food insecurity
  • Encourage families to access local support services and be signposted to other agencies
  • Increase disposable income for local families to improve life chances and wellbeing
  • Reduce the amount of food being sent to landfill in the UK by utilising surplus food

‘Without places like these we’d go hungry.’

Where we work

Family Action runs FOOD clubs in different areas of the country, for example, Greater Manchester, Bristol and the South West, and Southend-On-Sea (see below). Keep an eye on this page to find out about new clubs we will be opening soon!

Our approach

We provide families with good-quality food at a low cost, while also reducing food waste. Food On Our Doorstep is a membership scheme. It costs just £1 a year for a family to become a member. Once they have joined, they can purchase a bag of tasty food items every week worth approx. £15 for just £3.50! To become a member a family must live or work within 15 minutes of a FOOD club.

‘It helps people who don’t want to go to a food bank.’

Download our FOOD Club flyer

Our impact

From the feedback we receive, we know our clubs make a huge difference to members. People tell us Food On Our Doorstep has changed their lives massively and that they couldn’t live without it. As well as being financially better off, our members say they eat more healthily, as the food they receive challenges them to try new foods.

‘I thought it an opportunity you couldn’t miss.’

How to get involved

  • Volunteer: We’re looking for volunteers to support Food On Our Doorstep. All volunteers receive a wide range of benefits, such as free training and free membership of the scheme for one year. For more information, please contact your nearest FOOD club coordinator (see below).
  • Fundraise: There are plenty of ways that you can get involved in fundraising for us and/or by making donations of food items. To find out more please email fundraising@family-action.org.uk  

See a short video on YouTube thanking those who have supported Family Action during the Covid-19 crisis.

Find out more

Find out more about all our existing clubs below.

Bristol and the South West

Find out where our clubs operate in the area and which have availability by downloading our Referral contact details and capacity document.

You can also download our Bath and NE Somerset Flyer to find out more about our work in Bristol.

Local Co-ordinator Pete Godden explains how the clubs have developed over the last year in his recent Bristol April 2020 Update.

You can get in touch with Pete by emailing Pete.Godden@family-action.org.uk or by calling 07971 755855.

Greater Manchester

To find out where we are operating, please:

Alternatively, please get in touch with local Co-ordinator Susan Astbury at susan.astbury@family-action.org.uk to learn more about Food On Our Doorstep.

You can see a Quiche Recipe Tutorial at a FOOD Club, with Cook Stars Manchester Central and East on YouTube.

Southend-on-Sea

For information about Food On Our Doorstep in Southend-on-Sea, and where our clubs are located, please download our poster.

You can also contact us at southendfoodclubs@family-action.org.uk

Peterborough

For information about Food On Our Doorstep in Peterborough, please download our poster.

You can also phone 01733 893361 for details.

Mansfield

We currently run two FOOD Clubs in Mansfield on Fridays (1-3pm) – one in Tuxford Court (NG18 4NU) and the other in Oaktree Lane (NG18 3SF).

Posters will be available shortly. In the meantime, please email mansfieldfoodclubs@family-action.org.uk for details.