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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
  • 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
  • Encourage families to access local support services and be signposted to other agencies

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.

Read some comments by our members.

We love seeing what we get and planning meals around the ingredients.

Here Dr Patricia Lucas explains the research work her team have carried out into Bristol FOOD Clubs.


We’re looking for volunteers to support Food On Our Doorstep (e.g. packing food bags, serving customers). All FOOD Club volunteers receive a wide range of benefits, such as free training (e.g. food hygiene, LifeSkills) and free membership of the scheme for one year. So, why volunteer with FOOD Club? In a recent survey volunteers told us they value the following:

  • positive effect on my wellbeing
  • meeting other FOOD Club staff/volunteers
  • feeling valued and part of a team
  • helping the environment
  • gaining new skills
  • increasing my confidence
  • giving something back (e.g. having been a FOOD Club member previously)
  • improving my employment prospects

Here an experienced volunteer explains how she got  involved in volunteering for FOOD Club and what she enjoys about her role.

For more information on volunteering, please contact the FOOD Club team for your area.

Here Karen tells of her passion for volunteering at FOOD Club. You can also read blogs about:

Watch a short video about FOOD Clubs to find out more about the scheme.

Here is a short clip showing an example task a volunteer might get involved in – putting together a food box.


There are plenty of ways that you can get involved in fundraising for us and/or by making donations. To find out more please email [email protected]  

Work with us

Keep an eye on the Family Action vacancies page for all our current FOOD Club vacancies.

Read some comments by our Support Workers.

Find out what one of our Coordinators enjoys about her role.