In Belfast...

In Belfast...

Belfast city centre on a sunny day with lots of people walking around.

our Partners include

The ArtsEkta charity Logo with red background and yellow flame.


Community foodbank logo with a fork merged into the letter k.

West Belfast Foodbank

North Belfast Foodbank

ArtsEkta is a multi award winning cultural organisation that works to develop intercultural relationships at the heart of the community and is home to the Belfast Mela – the largest celebration of cultural diversity on the island of Ireland.

The brain-child of Indian-native Nisha Tandon, ArtsEkta was founded in 2006 on the principles of inclusivity, creativity and openness in all aspects of society – Ekta means ‘uniting’ in the Indian language.

Bringing together communities of Belfast and beyond, they create projects that inspire audiences to engage with the diversity, tastes, rhythms and sights that make up the multicultural life of Northern Ireland.

ArtsEkta worked with us on our third cookbook, Secret Dishes From Around the World 3. They commissioned the fantastic artist Rong-Gen Yin to create a painting for the project.

Find out more
A photo from the Mela festival parade in 2019.
The Bounceback Food Reverse Advent Calendar with all the doors open showing which products to donate.

North Belfast Foodbank and West Belfast Foodbank are organisations that provide invaluable services to the local community. They help individuals and families in crisis, through the provision of emergency food supplies. West Belfast Foodbank is seeded by the Trussell Trust and North Belfast Foodbank operates independently.


We worked with North Belfast Foodbank and West Belfast Foodbank during our 2021 Reverse Advent Calendar Campaign. The project encouraged people to donate a specific item to their local food bank every day leading up to Christmas. We created a resource hub on our website with information about food banks across the country and promoted our free donation tracker to help people support their local food bank.

See the Campaign
Help Us Grow!

We’re currently looking for volunteers in Belfast to join the Bounceback Team and support people living in food poverty. Head over to our volunteering page for more information!

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