Emergency food

DO YOU NEED A FOOD PARCEL?

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

 

Find your local food bank

 

HOW CAN I GET AN EMERGENCY 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.

 

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.

 

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 might 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.

SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL WELFARE SUPPORT TEAM

Shropshire Council's Welfare Support Team helps people in crisis by using grants from the Local Support and Prevention Fund (LSPF).  They support the First Point of Contact Team (FPOC), who deal with adult and child concerns, Housing Options Team (Homelessness) and Social Work Teams.  They can help if you are struggling with basic needs like food, gas, electricity, essential furniture items and white goods and essential travel.  Contact on 0345 678 9078 or visit their website

https://shropshire.gov.uk/benefits/what-help-can-i-claim-from-the-council/local-support-and-prevention-fund/

WHERE TO GET A FOOD PARCEL
 
HOW TO DONATE TO YOUR LOCAL FOODBANK

Food banks rely on donations of food from the local community. You can drop off food at many supermarkets or arrange a time to take it directly to the food bank. Many food banks also welcome financial donations which allows them to buy specific food for people with dietary requirements. 

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

FOOD BANK CONTACT DETAILS
 

Albrighton Foodbank

St Mary's Parish Centre, Vicarage Fields, off High Street, Albrighton, WV7 3EQ

Friday 9.30-10.30

01902 373415  website

Church Stretton Food bank

Parish Centre, Church Street, Church Stretton, SY6 6DQ

Friday 2.30-4pm

Clun Food bank

St George Church, Vicarage Road, Clun, Shropshire, SY7 8JG

Thursday 12.30-2pm

Ellesmere Foodbank

Methodist Church, Trimpley Street, Ellesmere, SY12 0AE

Tuesday 9-10.30, Friday 9.15-10.30

01691 671940  website   email

Market Drayton Food bank

The Parish rooms, Church Street, Market Drayton, TF9 1AF

Tuesday 10-11.30, Friday 12.30-2pm

01630 654007  website   

Shrewsbury Foodbank (Barnabas)

Shrewsbury Foodbank, Community Projects Building, Barnabas Church Centre, Longden Coleham, Shrewsbury SY3 7DN

Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9.30am to 12pm (Not open on bank holidays)

01743 343336  website   email

Whitchurch Foodbank

Bargates Hall, Church Street, Whitchurch,  Shropshire, SY13 1LR

Tuesday and Friday, 09:30 - 11:30

01948 663943  website  email

Bridgnorth Food bank

Number Seven, West Castle Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4AB

 

Monday 10.30-12.30

07960 285520   website   email

Cleobury Mortimer Food bank

Upstairs Room, Market Hall, Cleobury Mortimer, DY14 8BX

Friday 10-12pm website email

Craven Arms Community Food bank

St Andrews Church, Market Street, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9NW

Tuesday 10.30-12pm

01588 660676

Ludlow Food bank

Ludlow Baptist Church, Rockspring Community Centre, Sandford Road, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1SX

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11-1pm

07896 706189  website

Oswestry & Borders Foodbank

56 Beatrice Street, Oswestry,  Shropshire,  SY11 1QW

Monday & Thursday 11-2

01691 671940  website  email

Shrewsbury Foodbank (Hope Church)

Hope Church, Grafton Mews, Harlescott Grange, Shrewsbury SY1 3PU

Wednesdays 10am to 12.30pm

01743 272 465

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