Emergency food

DO YOU NEED AN EMERGENCY FOOD PARCEL?

Are you in a financial crisis? Contact your local food bank. They might be able to offer short term help.

 

SHROPSHIRE FOOD BANKS

Many Shropshire towns have a food bank. They are run by volunteers and give out food which has been donated by the community. Check the opening hours, as they tend to open for just a few hours per week.

 

HOW CAN I GET A FOOD PARCEL?

To use a food bank you will need a referral. There are many people who can issue food bank vouchers including health professionals, advice workers, housing associations and Shropshire council. If you are not sure who to ask, please phone your local food bank and they will be able to help you.

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I GO TO A FOOD BANK?

Food banks are welcoming spaces. A volunteer will sit with you and check your voucher and any dietary needs you may have. You will probably be offered a cup of tea whilst another volunteer makes up a food parcel for you. Volunteers are fully trained and non-judgmental. They are there to offer a listening ear and support and advice.

WHERE TO GET A FOOD PARCEL

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FOOD BANK CONTACT DETAILS

COULD YOU DONATE TO YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANK? 
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You can donate food items in many supermarkets across Shropshire - look out for the donation boxes near the checkouts

Food banks often need:

 

  • Cereal

  • Soup

  • Pasta/ rice

  • Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce

  • Tinned meat/fish

  • Tinned vegetables/ fruit

  • Tea/coffee

  • Biscuits

  • UHT milk

  • Fruit juice

  • Pet food