Are you in financial crisis?
Contact your local food bank
Find your local food bank here.
See below for more information on food banks in Shropshire
Are you self isolating and struggling to get a supermarket delivery?
Contact Shropshire Council Covid Support Line
Mon to Thurs, 9am to 5pm
Fri, 9am to 4pm
They may be able to help you access a priority slot
SHROPSHIRE FOOD BANKS
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, support and advice. This video with Shrewsbury Food Bank will give you a good insight into how food banks work.
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.
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.
Find out how to donate to your local food bank here.
WHERE TO GET A FOOD PARCEL
FOOD BANK CONTACT DETAILS
If you need an emergency food parcel contact the Good Neighbours Scheme 07944891953
They can help if you are struggling with basic needs like food, gas, electricity, essential furniture items, white goods and essential travel.