Nourish in Numbers 2014-2015

 1st April 2014 - 31st March 2015

People Fed

2,345 people in crisis in Tunbridge Wells and surrounding areas were provided with three days' emergency food.


  • In the year 2014/2015 we provided food for 2345 people
  • 43% of these were children under 18
  • 992 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. Half - 50% - of our clients had just one referral during the 2014-2015 financial year.

  • Half of clients – 50% - needed only one foodbag
  • 78% 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 2014-2015. Unemployment/Redundancy, Debt Problems and Benefit Changes tend to follow someone losing their job and all three account for 56% of the reasons why people used our service in 2014-2015.

Referral Agencies

We worked with 90 frontline referral agencies during 2014-2015 across Tunbridge Wells. They made 992 referrals to Nourish.


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