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.
You can do this by contacting an appropriate local support agency. 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
- Job Centre
- Housing Associations
- Children’s centres
- Health visitors
- Social Services
- Schools and Academies
1. Get in touch with us.
If you call 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 also discuss any dietary needs you may have and exchange your foodbank voucher for a parcel of three days of emergency food. We’ll also help to signpost you in any other ways that we can. Our foodbank centres offer a cafe style environment and our aim is to provide non-judgemental support at the point of crisis.