Rotary4foodbanks is a Rotary response to the growing demands on foodbanks in the UK.  Initially operating in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire, it is attracting interest from Rotary across the UK.  Whilst it was launched in response to the Covid-19 crisis, it is actually a long-term initiative to deliver a sustainable, cost-effective food sourcing programme for foodbanks.

You can support Rotary4Foodbanks via our JustGiving page

Information for D1220 Rotary Clubs (link)

To find out how you might give help to or receive help from Rotary4Foodbanks, contact;

John Stamp: 07535 359424 / Lesley Reynolds: 07771 330147 / email:

Latest News

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    A Dronfield food charity has seen demand for its services double since the start of the Covid crisis.  With the help of the local supermarkets and a vital supply lifeline from Rotary4foodbanks they are now providing food parcels to over 100 local families in need every week. “Before March we had 100 individuals on our […]
  • Rotary teams up with local foodbanks to fight hunger

    A NEW initiative by Rotary is helping to support Sheffield foodbanks as they face unprecedented demand for their services. Sheffield foodbanks, in common with those accross the country, are facing a massive increase in demand as a result of the Covid19 crisis. More and mode families are facing increasing hardship and are turning to foodbanks […]
  • Rotary helps out as local charity sees demand double and fundraising fall by £40,000

    Canaan Trust – a charity which supports homeless and vulnerable people in Erewash and Broxtowe – has seen demand for its services double since the start of the Covid crisis.  But having to cancel fundraising events like their annual sleepout has left them short of resources to meet local need. Kevin Curtis, Canaan Trust’s project […]
  • Plant Sale with a difference raises over £2,900 for Jigsaw Foodbank

    For many years the Wirksworth Rotary Club has run a plant sale in May to raise money for local good causes. A few years ago we teamed up with the Transition Wirksworth Community Growers in order to expand our offering to include vegetables and herbs as well as traditional bedding plants and perennials.
  • Sandiacre ‘Man with Van’ provides local lifeline as part of £100,000 foodbank scheme

    Retired physics teacher Pete Wearn has found himself behind the wheel of a major local initiative to keep hard-pressed foodbanks stocked as demand for their services soars. Now he is quite literally one of the driving forces behind Rotary4foodbanks, an initiative to help ensure no-one across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire goes hungry as a result of the Covid crisis.
  • Rotary4Foodbanks interview on BBC Radio Sheffield

    Rotarian John Stamp was interviewed about the Rotary4foodbanks project by Becky Measures on her breakfast show, Saturday 11th July.
  • Rotary4foodbanks covered on Radio Derby

    John Stamp, Amber Valley Rotarian, was interviewed on BBC Radio Derby Breakfast on 1st July 2020 as part of the ‘Make a Difference’ slot about the work of Rotary4foodbanks.
  • Foodbank Scheme Which Gives 150% Asks Public For Support

    A world-leading charity initiative to supply foodbanks across the region is asking for more help from the public to make sure no-one goes hungry as the post-Covid recession bites. Rotary4foodbanks has set up a Just Giving page and is asking people to dig deep to help. Its £100,000 programme is already providing much needed food supplies to […]
  • Arnold Foodbank gets Rotary boost as demand for food parcels soars in Nottingham

    Arnold Foodbank is receiving 100 requests every week for food parcels and that number is set to increase still further as the economic downturn bites, warns foodbank manager Helen Lloyd. But a new £100,000 scheme by local Rotary Clubs is providing a vital lifeline for Arnold Foodbank and others across the region, as Sherwood Sunrisers […]
  • St Leger Club races in to help Doncaster Foodbank as demand soars

    Two local Rotary clubs have joined forces as part of a £100,000 charity support campaign to supply foodbanks across the region.  And, says Sandra Edwards, Project Manager at Doncaster Foodbank based at Christ Church on Thorne Road, the support couldn’t have come at a better time as she and her team of volunteers strive to […]
  • Rotary teams up with local food banks to fight hunger in South Yorkshire

    A new initiative to supply hard-pressed food banks is up and running in Sheffield where Rotary has teamed up with the Trussell Trust team at Sheffield S6 to combat hunger in the city.
  • Rotary steps in to help local YMCA foodbanks in busiest year ever

    Local Rotary Clubs have teamed up with YMCA foodbanks in Burton and Derby to meet growing demand in what Paul Laffey of the YMCA describes as the busiest year ever in his 34 years in the charity sector.
  • Taylors Transport is Driving Force behind Rotary4Foodbanks

    A new foodbank delivery scheme which will see over one hundred and fifty thousand food items reach people in need in the next eight weeks is up and running, thanks to Rotarians and the drive and generosity of East Midlands Chamber member – international haulage firm Taylors Transport.
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