Cuvva’s food bank finder

Cuvva’s food bank finder can help those who want to donate to, or benefit from, their local centre during the cost of living crisis.
By Team member, 20/09/2022
1 minute read

The cost of living crisis

It's a tricky time for us all. With the cost of living at an all-time high, more and more people are relying on their local food bank to get by.

People are struggling and we want to help, so we’ve activated our Food Bank Finder. It can be found quickly and easily in the app.

We hope this will be useful to anyone who wishes to donate goods to a food bank, or make use of it themselves.

How to use the Food Bank Finder

iOS users can find the Food Bank Finder on the app, within your vehicle's profile on the homescreen. If you're a new user, you'll see your vehicle's profile once you've filled in the car registration number.

Tapping 'Nearby food banks' will map out the 10 food banks closest to you. Each food bank listed has a handy button which will open your phone’s map app and figure out a route for you. It will also show the food bank’s opening hours.

Behind the scenes

Under the hood, we've used Give Food to get all our food bank data, through their public API.

They're a UK charity that gets supplies to food banks. They've delivered 106.2 tonnes of food to over 800 food banks around the country. We think that's great. And without their support, we wouldn't be able to make our food bank finder possible.

Team member