Nourish in Numbers 2012-2013

22nd November 2012 - 31st March 2013

People Fed

177 people in crisis in Tunbridge Wells and surrounding areas were provided with three days' emergency food.


  • In the year 2012/2013 we provided food for 177 people
  • 37% of these were children under 18
  • 91 separate referrals were made to us

We support people on an emergency, short-term basis and help them by signposting on to agencies so that the underlying issues can be resolved. More than 85% of our clients had just one referral during the 2012-2013 financial year.

  • Most clients – 86% - needed only one foodbag
  • 100% of our referrals were for people using our service three times or less

Reasons For Referral

People are referred to Nourish for a wide variety of reasons such as problems with benefits, domestic violence, low or delayed wages, debt and homelessness. It is often the case that the underlying issues are complex and the need for referral to Nourish is caused by a multitude of factors and it is important for us to understand the underlying reasons why people need to use our service.

Below is a summary of why people had the need for Nourish in 2012-2013. Unemployment/Redundancy, Debt Problems and Benefit Changes tend to follow someone losing their job and all three account for 61% of the reasons why people used our service in 2012-2013.

Referral Agencies

During 2012-2013 we worked with 14 frontline agencies across Tunbridge Wells. They made 91 referrals to Nourish.


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