This is an app to help support the network of hundreds of food banks across the UK.

Choose your local Foodbank from the list and the app will automatically update itself with the information from your selected Foodbank.

The shopping list is updated regularly by your local Foodbank team and highlights those items most needed.

Updates and stories from your local Foodbank are also downloaded direct to the app to keep supporters informed of news.

Notifications are also used to notify supporters of new updates from the Foodbank team and also if the Foodbank is low on stock of certain food items.

Supporters can now also donate financially to their chosen Foodbank via this app using JustGiving. Donations are routed through 'Network Church Sheffield' as the umbrella charity which then distributes the funds to the specified Foodbank.

We really want this app to be effective and enhance the work of the Foodbanks - we welcome your feedback!

If you run a Foodbank and would like to use this app please contact us: or visit our website:

The app now supports multiple languages and can be used globally so if you operate a Foodbank outside of the UK and would like to discuss using this app please contact us:

More information about Foodbanks...

1 in 5 people are living below the poverty line in the UK.

Every day, near where you live there are families struggling to put food on the table.

For people on low incomes, a sudden crisis - redundancy, benefit delay or even an unexpected bill - can mean going hungry.

Every day parents skip meals to feed their children and people are forced to choose between paying the rent and eating.

How a Foodbank works:

Food is donated

Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to a Foodbank.

Food is also collected at 'Supermarket Collections': These are events held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a 'Foodbank shopping list' and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.

Food is sorted and stored

Volunteers sort food to check that it's in-date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.

Frontline care professionals identify people in need

We partner with front-line care professionals who identify people in crisis and give them a voucher.

Clients receive food

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a Foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. On taking their voucher to the Foodbank centre, people receive a warm welcome, a hot drink and a food parcel. We also put people in touch with agencies who can help resolve the underlying causes of the crisis.

What's in a foodbox?

Each foodbox contains a minimum of three days nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food.

Foodbanks rely on the support of local communities.

Your local Foodbank provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis.

Donate Technologies is a social enterprise tech startup spun out from Redemption Media. If you would like to find out how your charity could make use of the technology behind the Foodbank app please contact Dave Cates at

What’s New

Version 4.0.1

> Updated and optimised for iOS 10
> Updated GPS locator for searching for your closest Foodbank
> Updated method for making donations via JustGiving to align with new Apple guidelines
> Squashed a few bugs

Thanks for continuing to support your local Foodbank!

We'd love to hear from you so please send any app feedback to

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
20 Ratings
20 Ratings
jubmum ,

Very useful app

I use the app every week before I do my weekly shop. I buy one or two extra items from the red list and leave them in the collection point.
Keep up the great work.

This England ,

Great Effort and Brilliant Idea

This app is very simple and effective, with a list of priority items that are needed. I find it very helpful in ensuring even the smallest donation is effective. What are priority items may surprise you. Great use of technology! Bravo!

TWP123 ,

Good idea - terrible outworking

I use this on my iPhone but it it really poor to look at. If an item is more than a certain amount of characters it doesn't wrap or scroll or anything. Why not have standard text handling and a better place for announcements etc?


Redemption Media
29.5 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Donate Technologies Ltd


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