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Visiting a foodbank

You will be welcomed by volunteers to discuss your needs and prepare your food parcel.

During the coronavirus crisis we are having to operate differently.

We can’t allow anyone other than volunteers onto the premises, so please do come prepared to queue outside.
We can’t offer the full range of choice we would normally do, but will ask if you can eat meat (including pork) or if you would prefer fish or vegetarian if you don’t.
We also don’t have our Crisis Navigators on site, although they are ready and able to help if you contact them.  Click here for contact details

We really hope normal service will resume soon.


“The volunteers at the foodbank were so lovely, they listened to me and made me feel human again. It was the first place I didn’t feel judged.”

voluteer chatting to client over tea and biscuits

We know that crisis can strike anyone and we also understand how difficult it can be to think about walking through a foodbank door. That’s why our foodbank volunteers aim to welcome everyone who comes to the foodbank with compassion, kindness and a listening ear.

Meeting your needs

Your foodbank voucher will be exchanged for three days of emergency food. We want to make sure that we give you the right food to meet your needs, so please do let our volunteers know if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies.

Preparing your food

Whilst your food parcel is being prepared, a volunteer will offer you a warm drink and a biscuit. They will also be available if you would like to have a chat. Your food parcel will be packed into supermarket carrier bags. If you prefer to bring your own bags those can be used instead.

Practical guidance and support

Foodbank volunteers take the time to listen and support you. They may be able to point you in the right direction for further help and support if you would like this.

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