Isaac Winfield and his family had always donated to food banks and during the pandemic, they would bring donations to his school, which distributed them to people in need. But when he changed schools and his new school didn’t have a program like that, the 11-year-old was upset that he couldn’t continue to help others.
That’s when Isaac decided to start his own food bank. He used money he received for his birthday to get it started and since it opened in 2020, the service has grown so much that his family bought a shed to store the food in their backyard. Now his food bank receives donations from other kind hearted folks, keeping it well stocked all the time.
Isaac was born with a rare chromosome disease and his mother, Claire, says the food bank has “massively” helped with his confidence. He fills bags of food and hands them out to people in his hometown of Redditch and the food bank is also open 24 hours a day, so people can help themselves at any time. Now he’s planning to expand the service and a local charity is sponsoring him to open a second food bank in their town and YouTuber Mark McCann has donated a van to make the service mobile.