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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).

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.’

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  

Find out more

Phone 0161 2776970 to learn more about Food On Our Doorstep. 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.

Download our Bristol Volunteer Flyer to find out more about volunteer opportunities.

You can also visit our FOOD Club Bristol Facebook Page or download our Bristol Flyer to find out more 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 

Greater Manchester

Find out where our clubs operate in the area and which have availability by downloading our Greater Manchester Contact Details document. You can also:

Get in touch with local Co-ordinator Gemma Mcardle by emailing Gemma Mcardle@family-action.org.uk

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


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