Our foodbank works using a voucher referral system. Find out more about how we work.
Coronavirus Emergency Referrals
During the current crisis we have introduced the ability to apply for a foodbank voucher directly. Normally we only accept referrals from professional agencies but if you are not in contact with an agency and can’t afford food you can apply by clicking HERE. You need to have a mobile phone capable of receiving texts. Your application will be considered and we will notify you whether we are able to issue you with a voucher.
We know that anyone can find themselves at crisis point for a number of different reasons.
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 a referral agency and would like to become a registered voucher holder for our foodbank, please contact us to find out more.