The Prime Minister recently announced a package of support to help vulnerable families throughout the winter months and into spring https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-winter-package-to-provide-further-support-for-children-and-families. As part of this package, an additional £16 million has been allocated to the FareShare network to work with local charities across England, to provide food for those struggling due to the immediate impacts of the pandemic.
FareShare are able to support non-member charities.
If you run a small charity or community group that is interested in receiving free Government-funded food support there are various ways you can receive support. See https://fareshare.org.uk/getting-food/government-winter-support-package/
In order to access the food purchased with this grant from FareShare, there are certain logistical requirements you will need to meet. Contact Angus Lashwood, FareShare DEFRA Grant Project Support Officer Angus.Lashwood@fareshare.org.uk