Food Vouchers

The referral system ensures you are provided with appropriate help and support for your situation.


How to get a food voucher?

In order to get help from the food bank you will need to be referred with a voucher.

Referral process

Each food bank works with different frontline professionals, such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and the Citizens Advice, who make referrals to the food bank using a voucher.

The food bank and referral agency use the voucher to gather some basic information. This will help them to identify the cause of the crisis, offer practical guidance and prepare suitable emergency food.

Using your voucher

Once you have been issued with a voucher, you can exchange this for a minimum of three days’ emergency food at your nearest food bank centre.

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