Giving a helping hand


West Belfast Projects is a small local charity which was established to help those with mental health issues, isolation, poverty & addiction.
We do this through practical assistance especially for those in crisis.

Hand to mouth


West Belfast Foodbank were excited to be part of this film by Consumer Council NI along with project partners at Safefood and Food Standards Agency.
The Consumer Council has produced a short film Hand to Mouth: Accessing healthy, affordable food on a low income looking at the reality facing low income families in Northern Ireland, and their ability to afford the type of contents identified in the Minimum Essential Food Basket research carried out by Safefood and Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland. With so many other pressures on household spend, and the added financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hear from parents, academics and those working in local communities about the struggle of eating well on a limited budget.




About Us

Origins


We were originally setup as a Men Shed to work with men who were experiencing isolation mental health issues. We did cultural & educational trips to assist with mental well being and  to broaden the participants understanding of cultural & historical differences within our communities.

In 2015 we established the West Belfast Foodbank working out of the Twin Spires Complex firstly then for a few years out of the old Social Services building in Cupar Street Lower & then Conway Mill Complex.
With our Foodbank we have worked, and continue to work, across all communities working with families and individuals with diverse cultural, political religious and ethnic backgrounds. Our relief of Poverty has become central part of our work especially in response to welfare reform, lock-downs and the Covid19 pandemic.




Our Services

What we can do for you

West Belfast Foodbank 


West Belfast Foodbank covers North, South, East and West Belfast


Learn more
School Uniform Project

The school uniform Project 

Learn more