Barking Foodbank , coordinated by Pastor Obi Onyeabor, is part of the Trussell Trust UK wide network of Foodbanks.
How It Began. Obi Says….
Barking Foodbank launched in February 2012 having identified local need and formalized as Charitable Incorporated Organization (CIO) in July 2014.
In 2011, our local church set up an in-house food centre to help members of the congregation who were struggling to feed their children. Later that year, in one of Barking Churches Unite (BCU) group meetings, we were introduced to the Trusell Trust’s foodbank. By this time, we had identified that shortterm food crisis was widespread in the borough and many children were going to school without breakfast. We affiliated with Trussell Trust and Barking Foodbank was born.
Since then, we grown from humble beginnings operating from underneath the church stairs to a multifaceted program operating three distribution centres throughout the borough … and we are still growing!
We envision a world where every individual is able to attain their full human potential without fear.
To build healthy communities by feeding, equipping and mobilizing people to take action to improve their quality of life.