Direct Aid to UK Food Banks and Emergency Food Providers

Nearly six million adults and 1.7 million children were struggling to get enough food in 2021 with a 95% increase in food parcels given to households with kids.

City Food Share's Tap & Share initiative, along with our campaigns and fundraising events, help provide food & resources for the emergency food services run by our beneficiaries catering for people in need of food. 


Taking action against food poverty 


We are able to implement our campaigns and events thanks to the Tap & Share reps, events helpers, technicians, bar staff and music artists, who make up our team of volunteers.


Over 60 Restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes have partnered with us since 2019 with our Tap & Share campaign to fundraise for our beneficiaries.

OVER 120,000 MEALS

Since 2019 we have helped to distribute over 120,000 meals in partnership with the network of food banks and emergency food providers we support.


We have raised over £35,000 for our emergency food providers since 2019 helping to support vulnerable people and families in the uk. 

Our campaigns support a wide network of emergency food providers across the UK including food banks, shelters and feeding programmes catering to vulnerable and isolated people who find it difficult to access food.


Join Tap & Share 

Tap & Share is a contactless fundraising campaign supporting people who are vulnerable, isolated or simply struggling to access food. 

Customers voluntarily tap their contactless card to donate at any one of our Tap & Share donation points situated at our host partner businesses.

Tap & Share Its cost free, simple to set up and zero maintenance.

Learn more about Tap & Share and become a device host partner

Our blog

Read about our partnerships and campaigns

We Love Falafel - a City Food share host partner, selling freshly made falafel wraps and salad boxes to the people of the North Laines from Monday to Saturday. In addition to traditional falafel, they also serve beetroot and sweet potato falafel with rotating specials that change two to three times a week. All served as either a salad wrap,...

Recently we sat down with Mike Jourdain of Brighton Foodbank, to talk about food poverty, lockdown and some of the challenges they have faced over the past year. In the store room of the Brighton& Hove City Mission, surrounded by crates of food, with team members occasionally slipping in, their arms laden with further provisions, Mike explained to...

Portland Road's Wild Heart in Hove sells a wide variety of products. There, you may find anything from a house-plant to some firewood, but Wild Heart are perhaps best known for their fresh and locally sourced fruit and vegetables.

James and Eva, owners of Glazed Coffee, have been City Food Share host partners since September of 2020. In that time, despite the difficulties of lockdown, they have raised almost £500 for local food charities through our Tap & Share campaign, all while providing their community with truly delicious donuts and damn fine espresso from their shop on...

Since 2014, Gratitude Tree Grocers has been selling a wide range of fresh, local produce. Owners, Najdi and Victoria source their goods from Ashurst Organics, Downsview Dairy, Horsham Gingerbread and High Weald Dairy to name but a few of their local suppliers. Since November 2019 Gratitude Tree has also been a valued City Food Share host partner...

"We are passionate about supporting causes that are close to our hearts" say Mike & Krisi the owners of Bird & Blend

Over the past year, feelings of isolation and division have become all too common amongst the British public as we adapt to the 'new normal' brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. The sudden changes to our jobs and daily lives - even our national identity - are perhaps no better exemplified than by the closing of our dearly beloved public...

The Flour Pot Bakery's Fiveways store has been one of City Food Share's most successful Tap & Share host partners to date, having raised more than £2000 for local food charities in little over six months. Alongside their signature Brown Sourdough Bread and a delectable pastry selection that is often sold out by mid-afternoon, The Flour Pot Fiveways...

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