WATFORD FOODBANK HELPING MEET THE NEEDS OF LOCAL PEOPLE IN CRISIS

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11,460
people received emergency food supplies from us during 2021
COVID-19 UPDATE
Watford Foodbank is at present operating its usual service, with an increased demand for support – please see the update below
1 IN 5
of the UK population live below the poverty line

Our shopping list can be found here.

GETTING HELP
For those requiring food parcels, we are operating as usual: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 1pm. If you are struggling to get a foodbank voucher referral or to collect a food parcel, please call us on 01923 804435 and we can explore other options.

GIVING HELP
We’re gratefully accepting food donations – the easiest way to get food to us is to pop it in one of the collection points at the local supermarkets in Watford. We currently have points in Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco Extra. You can see a list of our urgently needed items here.

Alternatively, you can drop food off at our warehouse (WD24 4YH) between 10am and 1pm, Monday – Saturday.

If you’re able to support us financially, please follow the link to make a donation. As many people are currently isolating, your generous financial gifts will help us with things such as the running costs of delivering food packages to those in need. Thank you for your support!

BANK HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES

Please note that the foodbank will be closed on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June, reopening on Saturday 4 June.

If you need emergency food whilst we’re closed, please leave a voicemail or email us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

 

DONATE WHILST YOU SHOP

We’d love you to support Watford Foodbank as you shop with Amazon! You’ll just need to select us as your chosen charity and shop through smile.amazon.co.uk or on the Amazon app. Amazon then will donate a small percentage of your purchase to us, at no extra cost to you! This is a really simple way to support the work of the foodbank.

 

HOW THE FOODBANK WORKS

Watford Foodbank is here to help individuals and families in crisis by providing free emergency food as well as support until the appropriate agencies are in a position to assist. Tinned and dried food is collected from the public at supermarkets, churches, schools and other local groups and “banked” in a warehouse. Food is then given to people in crisis as a result of referrals from registered care professionals, such as Citizens Advice Bureau.

We are now funding a freephone line at Watford Citizens Advice for clients who need a foodbank voucher. The number is 0800 061 4808. Calls will be picked up Monday – Friday, 10am – midday. If you call outside of these hours, please leave a message and a member of the team will get back to you!

Find out more about foodbank vouchers here.

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