Our foodbank works using a voucher referral system.
We want to make sure that our visitors get the support they need. That means leaving us advice and information as well as emergency food.
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.
Our foodbank works with a number of different agencies, such as Citizens Advice, children’s centres and health visitors. To find out more about the agencies that hold our vouchers and how you can get help, please contact us.
When you visit a referral agency they will take some basic details from you to complete the voucher. This will help them to identify the cause of your crisis and offer practical guidance. It also means we are able to prepare suitable emergency food for the right number of people.
If you are unable to contact an agency, you can request a voucher through Help through Hardship at 0808 2082138 to speak to a trained Citizens Advice adviser.
If you are a referral agency and would like to become a registered voucher holder for our foodbank, please contact us to find out more.