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Foodbank vouchers

Our foodbank works using a voucher referral system. Find out more about how we work.

We know that anyone can find themselves in financial difficulty 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 who are able to provide maximise income support advice. 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 to help address some of the issues and help you get back on your feet.

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 need to 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 a voucher has been issued, you can exchange it for a minimum of three days of emergency food at your nearest foodbank centre.

Our referral partners are able to provide maximise income support advice, if you are able to provide this service and would like to become a registered referral partner for our foodbank, please contact us to find out more.

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