The festive period can be a difficult time of year and 2020 will be harder than most. There is lots of support available in our county. Food banks, businesses and community groups will be providing meals and connection over the holidays. Telford and Shropshire councils will also be on hand to deal with any emergencies.
Shropshire Council’s Welfare Support Team and Community Reassurance Team will be on hand to support anyone struggling over the Christmas period. Please see timetable below
Telford & Wrekin Council
Telford & Wrekin Council's crisis hotline 01952 380400 operates alongside Telford Crisis Support to provide food parcels and vouchers for gas and electric if you urgently need to pay.
The line will be closed from Wednesday 23rd - Wednesday 30th. You can still apply online whilst the line is closed.
If you are in financial crisis, your local food bank can help with food parcels and often have a wide range of other support. Many people use food banks for the first time at Christmas, so don't worry if you have never used them before. You will be treated with dignity and respect.
See this video of Karen at Shrewsbury Food Bank to find out more about what you can expect.
Find your local food bank here. Get in touch ASAP if you need support over this time as some food banks will be closed over Christmas.
If you need food assistance and your food bank is closed – please see the Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin Council support. If you are in Telford and your food bank is closed call/text Telford Interfaith Council's out of hours hotline 07895 395226 for an emergency food parcel
Ludlow: Hands Together Ludlow will be dropping off food on December 25th and having a doorstep chat with anyone who’s lonely. Call 01584 817250.
Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Crowmere Road are providing take away hot meals. Everyone is welcome to come and collect!
12noon – 2pm on Mon 28, Tue 29, Wed 30
Contact Nicki for more info on 07970044421
Shrewsbury Food Hub will still be running food share tables over the festive period, except for Christmas Day and New Years Day. They give out surplus food, open to all, on a pay as you feel basis. Find the timetable here Telford: Wrekin View Primary School Community Cafe will be offering a Christmas lunch on the 22nd of December.