Food banks provide emergency food for individuals and families in crisis when they show a voucher.
A crisis can include:
- sudden unemployment
- delays in benefit payments
- benefit sanctions
- financial problems
Food banks will supply you with food parcels while you get help to resolve your crisis.
To get a food parcel you will need to be referred to a food bank by a professional such as a housing professional, social worker, CAB advisor, doctor or health adviser.