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How to get help

If you need help from our foodbank there are a few simple steps to follow.

We are open!

We will be respecting social distancing at all times, both inside and outside the foodbank and will have a skeleton staff of volunteers. When you arrive at the foodbank  please knock on the  door and wait for a volunteer, who will  ask you to post the voucher or show us the number, then wait outside. We will then prepare your shopping and bring it to the door

If you have no money for food or you are choosing between paying bills and feeding yourself and/or your family you may be able to get a voucher to visit the foodbank.

For people with little money or if you are self isolating, The Bridge at Leigh are now doing hamper deliveries for £5 and £10.  please visit  The Bridge at Leigh  Facebook group for more information and contents of the hampers

Please ONLY apply for a voucher if you have no money for food. With not as many people shopping as often, and no supermarket collections, we will have limited supplies and really do want them to last as long as possible for people in financial crisis. Thankyou.

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, most local schools, local job centres and some local charities.

 To apply for a voucher – please click HERE

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.

They will discuss your situation and supply you with a foodbank voucher where appropriate.

3. Bring  your foodbank voucher to your nearest foodbank centre.

A voucher can be a card or a reference number
You can find a list of our local centres and opening times here.

When you arrive, you will receive a warm welcome from our friendly volunteers but we will still maintain social distancing at all times and ask that you do the same. We’ll discuss any dietary needs you may have then exchange your foodbank voucher for a parcel of three days of emergency food that has been packed in a COVID secure way. We’ll also help to support you in any other ways that we can. Usually our foodbank centres offer a cafe style environment and our aim is to provide non-judgemental support at the point of crisis. Whilst the latter remains our goal we currently do not offer refreshments.

If you have any further questions our FAQ’s page may help, or feel free to give us a call.

 

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