Arnold Foodbank

“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK. Arnold Foodbank provides a minimum of 3 days emergency food to help people in a crisis. The Foodbank is supported and run by local churches in Arnold.

Since opening, Arnold Foodbank has become one of the country’s busiest foodbanks and has given out food to over 43,000 people – enough to fill the Nottingham Motorpoint Ice Arena four times over.

Demand continues at record levels and we’ve served 7,500 people in the year to 31 March 2023. That’s over 2,000 more than the previous year.

We feed 300 children per month. That’s roughly the equivalent of an entire primary school the size of Arnold View, who rely on us for food, every month.

We will try and cater for all diets including Halal and Gluten Free.

How the Foodbank works

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.


Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to a foodbank. Large collections often take place as part of Harvest Festival celebrations and food is also collected at supermarkets.


Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need. Over 40,000 people give up their time to volunteer at foodbanks.


Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and police to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.


Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a warm drink and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.


CONTACT:  07854 690 694

Daybrook Baptist Church,
Mansfield Road,

Opening times – for referrals and donations
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Donations can be dropped off between 12md-3pm

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