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If you are struggling to buy food, there may be a local foodbank that can give you a food parcel to help you carry on until your circumstances improve.

Trussell Trust has a network of foodbanks around the UK.  They provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.  Find out if there is a Trussell Trust foodbank in your area.

If you do not live near a Trussell Trust foodbank there are many independent foodbanks operating across the country. To find your nearest one contact your local Citizens Advice or council for details.

Citizens Advice have some useful information on how to find a foodbank, how to get a referral if you need one and how to use a foodbank.

Supporting your foodbank

Did you know foodbanks are staffed mostly by volunteers and the produce they give out is donated?

They need support and help to keep them running and stocked – any help you can give is greatly appreciated.


  • Donate food – Just a can or packet of pasta can make a difference;
  • Donate time – If you can do a little more, offer to volunteer. Find out more on their website or give them a call;
  • Donate money – If you prefer to give some money contact your local foodbank to find out how to donate or you can donate online if your local foodbank is run by the Trussell Trust.
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