Get Help

Find out how you can get emergency food from a food bank, as well as money advice and other support.

Our food banks and support services are here to help, acting with respect and without judgement.

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I need emergency food

Your local food bank can provide an emergency food parcel. Find out how to get a food voucher for emergency food.

I need advice

Access a range of advice and support, including helplines and guidance on benefits and grants that may be available to you.

Advice and support

Advice helplines

If you’re worried about money and struggling to afford the essentials, you can contact a free helpline for personalised support.

If you live in England or Wales

A trained Citizens Advice advisor can help with:

  • Navigating the benefits system
  • Identifying any grants you may be eligible for
  • Access to emergency support if you can’t afford the essentials
  • Referrals for mental health information and support

Call for free on
0808 208 2138

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If you live in Northern Ireland

A trained NI Advice advisor can help with:

  • Maximising your income
  • Navigating the benefits system
  • Identifying any grants you may be eligible for
  • Specialist debt and budgeting advice

Call for free on
0800 915 4604

If you live in Scotland

The Independent Food Aid Network can direct you to guidance on:

  • Applying for grants
  • Benefit eligibility checks
  • Debt advice
  • Hardship payments
  • Benefit claims

Financial support

Find out which benefits and financial support you may be eligible for.

Benefits calculator

Benefits provide financial support to certain people on low incomes, or to meet specific needs. Find out which benefits you may be eligible for.

Energy bill support

If you need support with your gas and electricity bills, find out who to contact for help.

Search for a grant

A grant is financial assistance given by a charitable organisation. Find out which welfare grants may be available to you by using the grants search tool.

How to get emergency food
find A local food bank

Use your postcode to find your local Trussell Trust food bank and click through to find their website and contact details.

get a food voucher

Check your local food bank website or contact them to find out how to get a food voucher.

collect your food parcel

Exchange your voucher for an emergency food parcel at your local food bank.