Food For Life

Our ethos

We see food, not only as sustenance, but as an integral factor of happiness and wellbeing. Our team advocates a culture of nonviolence and therefore makes a point of preparing delicious dishes by using only plant-based ingredients. Beyond providing meals, we aim to inspire positive lifestyle choices in our community, as well as promoting a culture of “growth by giving” through our volunteering programs.

What We Do

We provide wholesome, plant-based meals for anyone in our service areas who is experiencing food poverty or struggling to meet their nutritional needs. Through a volunteer-based meal distribution network, we deliver direct to people’s homes or to various drop off points, such as at student halls or homeless shelters.

Why we do it

At Food For Life, we do not accept that people in our country today should have to struggle to get the basic necessities of life. We believe that good, nutritious meals, cooked with love, are essential.

In the UK, the 7th richest country in the world, studies suggest that:

  • 4 million people are experiencing food poverty of some kind
  • 10% of adults live in marginally food insecure households

19% of children under the age of 15 live with someone experiencing moderate or severe food insecurity

We are determined to positively impact these worrying figures, once and for all. Every heart we warm with a hearty meal gets us closer to that goal.

How we spend

You will be pleased to know that Food For Life is not a corporate, business-like charity. Being primarily volunteer-based, we are lucky to be able to spend the majority of our resources on the service itself. We use only a fraction towards some absolutely essential maintenance expenses and overheads.

How we spend

You will be pleased to know that Food For Life is not a corporate, business-like charity. Being primarily volunteer-based, we are lucky to be able to spend the majority of our resources on the service itself. We use only a fraction towards some absolutely essential maintenance expenses and overheads.

Our impact and achievements

  • In 2020, we received a ‘Points of Light’ Award from Prime Minister Boris Johnson for outstanding service to the community during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • From the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last March, up until February 2020, we have distributed over 100,000 meals.
  • Throughout the same period, we provided food for frontline staff in over 50 hospitals and emergency stations.

We have engaged over 400 individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in voluntary service thus improving the community cohesion