BanktheFood is on a mission to ensure food banks always have exactly what they need when they need it.
Food banks often struggle with effectively communicating their real-time supply and demand needs to their donors. Social media posts or notices in supermarkets, quickly go out of date or go unnoticed and as a result, food banks can be inundated with one item or have little of another. Regularly updating their real-time needs to their local community, can be a cumbersome admin task, which takes food bank volunteers away from their crucial work of collecting and distributing food.
BanktheFood hopes to change this through an innovative free app which links food banks to donors at the most crucial time; when donors are at the supermarket. The Bank the Food app is free to use and always will be.
How does BanktheFood app work?
BanktheFood is very simple to use.
- Download the app from your app store here and follow the instructions to get started.
- Once you have followed your local food bank, the app will send you a helpful ‘ping’ with a reminder of your food banks’ needs when you are shopping in your local supermarket.
- You can then choose exactly what you would like to donate and leave your donation in your food bank’s collection box at the end of your shopping trip.
- Your local food bank will then be alerted via the app of your (anonymous) donation making it easier for your food bank to track and locate items they really need