There are many different reasons why people may need food support. Maybe you've been made redundant or your working hours have been reduced. It could be that unexpected bills have left you with no money or a change in your circumstances has affected your entitlement to benefits. Whatever the reason, there are community food projects that can help.
Food Banks are available for emergency food parcels. A food parcel typically contains enough tinned and ambient foods to last a household for 3 days. The majority of food banks require a referral from a professional.
Social Supermarkets, Food Pantries and Community Fridge projects typically aim to help prevent people from reaching an emergency situation and/or to get back on their feet after a crisis. Some of these types of projects charge a membership fee. Most of these projects allow you to self refer.
Hot food services are for people who struggle to access a hot nutritious meal or for those who are socially isolated. These projects do not require a referral and you are invited to just turn up.