Food bank and food parcel statistics for NI

Gerry Quinn made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Department of Health (Northern Ireland),

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from Department of Health.

Please may you provide me with the number of all food banks in existence throughout NI at 31th March 2019, at 31st March 2020 and at 31st March 2021.

Also, please may you provide me with the total number of food parcels handed out throughout the region in the two year period preceding 31st March 2021.

Yours faithfully,

Gerry Quinn

Burns, Jeff, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)


I refer to your request below.

Unfortunately the Department of Health do not hold the information you are looking for. However I am informed that you could contact the Department for Communities, who may be able to help.

I hope this is useful



Jeff Burns
Information Management Branch
Department of Health (NI)

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