Each November, we check in with our members to ask them how we're doing.
This year, 1500 took part and 85% of our members rate us good or very good and the majority of members save £25 or more each time they use us. For 81% this leaves them with money left at the end of the week to purchase more than just basics which includes money to buy things for their children, for the gas and electricity and reduce debts.
Our members are a varied bunch:
How our food helps:
We know our members can struggle to get enough good, healthy food. 82% have previously run out of food before the end of the week and 81% say they have had to skip meals. We asked them about the impact of the TBBT shopping and 78% say they can now afford to feed their family.
Diet Diversity and Recipe Experiments:
TBBT provides pre-packed shopping and the members cannot choose the contents which varies from week to week. We always have a bag of fruit and veg with every delivery.
Members told us that
TBBT in the community:
TBBT never works in isolation. We always work with community partners and members are drawn from that local community.
And we're enormously grateful as over 140 of our members volunteer with us each week across our 29 hubs. Between them, they provide more than 2,350 volunteering hours each month. We couldn’t do it without them.
TBBT in numbers: March 2020
Number of hubs: 29
Volunteers each week: 165+
Number of vans: 7
Total number of members: 8000+
Ave number of members per week: 1600
Tonnes of food distributed per week: 22
Average saving per member each week: £22
Total savings per week: £35200