If you need help from our foodbank there are a few simple steps to follow.

THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP IS TO GET A FOODBANK VOUCHER.

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. Agencies we work with include: Citizens Advice, housing support officers, children’s centres, local schools, some Doctors (GP) surgeries, health visitors, community based social services  and some local charities.

1. GET IN TOUCH WITH US.

If you call or email our foodbank we can talk through your situation and put you in touch with a relevant local agency.

2. ARRANGE A VISIT TO THE REFERRAL AGENCY.

They will discuss your situation and supply you with a foodbank voucher where appropriate.    

3. BRING YOUR FOODBANK VOUCHER TO YOUR NEAREST FOODBANK CENTRE. We are open from Monday to Saturday 10 till 1 pm.. When you arrive, we’ll welcome you with a warm drink and our trained volunteers will chat with you about your situation. We’ll also discuss any dietary needs you may have (we are governed by what food is Donated so we are not always able to supply everything you might require)  and exchange your foodbank voucher for a parcel of three days of emergency food. We’ll also help to support you in any other ways that we can. Our aim is to provide non-judgemental support at the point of crisis.

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More Than Food

We offer help beyond a food parcel. Find out more about additional services and support.

More Than Food

FAQs

Here are answers to frequently asked questions:

FAQs

What’s In A Food Parcel?

Our foodbank provides three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food.

What’s In A Food Parcel?

Foodbank Vouchers

Our foodbank works using a voucher referral system. Find out more about how we work. Bring your Foodbank Voucher to your nearest Foodbank Centre. See under Locations for address and opening times.

Foodbank Vouchers

Visiting YOUR Foodbank

You will be welcomed by volunteers to discuss your needs and prepare your food parcel.VISITING THE WATFORD FOOD BANK You will be welcomed by volunteers to discuss your needs and prepare your food parcel. “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.”

Visiting YOUR Foodbank