If you need help from our foodbank there are a few simple steps to follow.
The most important step is to get a foodbank voucher.
In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis. Agencies we work with include: Citizens Advice, housing support officers and Housing Associations, Children and Family Centres, social services, debt agencies, local schools and churches and local charities and other support services.
1. Get in touch with us.
If you call or email our foodbank we can talk through your situation and put you in touch with a relevant local agency.
2. Arrange a visit to the referral agency.
They will discuss your situation and supply you with a foodbank voucher where appropriate.
3. Bring your foodbank voucher to your nearest foodbank centre.
You can find a list of our local centres and opening times here. When you arrive, we’ll welcome you with a warm drink and our trained volunteers will chat with you about your situation. We’ll ask you about any dietary needs you may have and exchange your foodbank voucher for a parcel of three days of emergency food, and we’ll help to support you in any other ways that we can. Our foodbanks offer a welcoming, non-judgemental environment in which our aim is to provide support at the point of crisis.
If you have any further questions our FAQ’s page may help, or feel free to give us a call.