Our foodbank works using a voucher referral system. Find out more about how we work.
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, Light for Life, Living Well, Parenting 2000, and health visitors.
Amongst the agencies are:
|Ambition||8 Church Street||01704 534759|
|Citizens Advice||Wright Street||01704 385627|
|Life Rooms||23 Scarisbrick Avenue||01704 383198|
|Light for Life||68 Eastbank Street||01704 501256|
|Parenting 2000||The Lodge, Mornington Road||01704 380047|
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.
Once you have been issued with a voucher, you can exchange this for a minimum of three days of emergency food at your nearest foodbank centre. You will have been given your voucher because you are assessed as needing immediate help. It is important that you exchange it as soon as practicable. Unfortunately we can give food only to the person named on the voucher. If your circumstances are such that it is impossible for you to visit one of our centres in person, please telephone us for advice.
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.