Food Vouchers

The referral system ensures you are provided with the right help and support for you.


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, like doctors, health visitors, social workers, and Citizens Advice. These professionals will be able to refer you to a food bank and give you a food bank voucher if they think you need emergency food.

The food bank and referral agency will use this voucher to gather some basic information about you. This will help them to understand why you need support and offer practical guidance, and the right emergency food.

Using your voucher

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

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