|Food Aid Stats for Leeds||2022/23||2021/22||2020/21||2019/20||2018/19||2017/18||2016/17|
|The number of times people accessed foodbank / parcels by referral||59,117||41,703||61,137||41,606||33,645||27,902||26,831|
|Number of meals/sandwich batches given out from Drop ins and Street Outreach||92,353||77,125||100,707||108,345||108,389||81,024||60,474|
|Number of food parcels given out informally||67,616||65,829||153,335||15,968||15,613||13,715||15,681|
|Source: Leeds Food Aid Network (FAN), June 2023|
Leeds FAN helps bring different people, initiatives and institutions together who are involved in tackling food poverty in Leeds. This includes foodbanks, drop ins / soup kitchens, Street Outreaches, specialised services providing food for Asylum seekers / Refugees, informal parish pantries and certain forms of Social Enterprise run on a community café/pay as you feel models.
· 59,117 people have accessed a foodbank by referral in 2022/23. This is a 42% increase on the support level required during 2021/22.
· 92,353 meals were given out through a drop in or through Street Outreach, up 20% on last year.
· 67,616 food parcels were given out informally without the need for referral, this is up 3% on last year.
· New insights in 2022/23 also revealed that 30,597 allocations were accessed from Food Pantries, and Fuel Banks were used 13,375 times.