If you need help from our foodbank there are a few simple steps to follow.
The most important step is to get a foodbank voucher.
In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis. Agencies we work with include: Citizens Advice, housing support officers, children’s centres, health visitors, social services and some local charities.
1. Get in touch with us.
If you call or email our foodbank we can talk through your situation and put you in touch with a relevant local agency.
2. Arrange a visit to the referral agency.
People who wish to apply for a foodbank voucher should contact one of the agencies listed below who will evaluate the need and will work with them to get to the root cause of the emergency and its solution.You can start by coming in to our centre (76 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5RX. Tel: 01684 296824) where you will be warmly welcomed and given advice. Or you may contact one of our Partners to get a Foodbank Voucher before coming in.Voucher holders are:
Mythe Medical Practice 01684 293278
Priors Park Neighbourhood Project: 01684 290069
Citizens’ Advice Bureau: 01452 527202
Tewkesbury Borough Council (TBC): 01684 295 010
TBC Benefits Assessment: 01684 272035
Green Square: 01452 726951
Severn Vale Housing: 01684 272728
Tewkesbury Drop-In Centre: 01684 299315
3. You can start by coming in to our centre (76 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5RX. Tel: 01684 296824) where you will be warmly welcomed and given advice. Or you may contact one of our Partners to get a Foodbank Voucher before coming in.
You can find a list of our local centres and opening times here. When you arrive, we’ll welcome you with a warm drink and our trained volunteers will chat with you about your situation. We’ll also discuss any dietary needs you may have and exchange your foodbank voucher for a parcel of three days of emergency food. We’ll also help to support you in any other ways that we can. Most of our foodbank centres offer a cafe style environment and our aim is to provide non-judgemental support at the point of crisis.
If you have any further questions our FAQ’s page may help, or feel free to give us a call.