Please be aware that many food banks have adapted their processes due to Covid-19. We recommend that you visit the website of your local food bank for up to date information.
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.
Find out how to donate to your local food bank here.
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.
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.
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 COUNCIL WELFARE SUPPORT TEAM
They can help if you are struggling with basic needs like food, gas, electricity, essential furniture items, white goods and essential travel.
Contact ASAP on 0345 678 9078 or visit their website