Our foodbank works using a voucher referral system. Find out more about how we work.
We know that anyone can find themselves at crisis point for a number of different reasons.
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.
Our foodbank works with a number of different agencies, such as Citizens Advice, children’s centres and health visitors. To find out more about the agencies that hold our vouchers and how you can get help, please contact us.
When you visit a referral agency they will take some basic details from you to complete the voucher. This will help them to identify the cause of your crisis and offer practical guidance. It also means we are able to prepare suitable emergency food for the right number of people.
If you are a referral agency and would like to become a registered voucher holder for our foodbank, please contact us to find out more.
Current referral agents
- List of Distributing Agencies
Anglican Nursing North/South Community Enterprise Assessment & intervention Team 1 Autism Anglia Barnardos Beehive Berechurch 3 Barnardos Beehive Greenstead 2 Barnardos Beehive Highwoods 1 Barnardos Beehive Shrub End 4 Beacon House BRIGHTLINGSEA INFANT SCHOOL BRIGHTLINGSEA JUNIOR SCHOOL Brightlingsea Salvation Army Brightlingsea Town Council British Legion CAP CARA CBC Housing Options CBC Customer Support CBC Macmillan Welfare CBC OLDER PERSONS SERVICES CBC Tenancy Support CBC Zone Wardens 2 Tiptree CBC Zone Wardens 1 Mersea CGH Discharge Team Check Your Energy Ltd CHIP Catch 22 Cllr Dave Harris Colchester Borough Homes Colchester Foodbank Colchester Gateway Colne Housing Community MH Team Cotman Housing CRISIS Team 2HOME TREATMENT Crisis Team NEPFT NHS ECC Adult Social Services Emergency Emergency Tenancy Services Essex CRC ( Probation) HAND DELIVER ONLY Estuary Housing Family Mosaic New Hythe Mum and Baby Family Solutions,Greenstead Family Support 2 Family Support and Protection Fresh Beginnings Friars Grove Primary Gateway Gilberd School Greenstead Evangelical Church Hawthorn GP Surgery Health In Mind HIGHWOODS PRIMARY SCHOOL Home Start Iceni Academy Ingeus Invicta Foundation Job Centre Plus Kingsford Infants Korban Layer Rd Doctors Surgery Leaving And Aftercare Lexden Primary School Metro MIND Monkwick Clinic N E Partnership Physio Dept Nacro Housing NEEAPS Night Shelter One Support Open Door Open Road Out4Good Oxford Rd @ Oak Tree Project Philip Morant School RIGHT CARE LTD HOME CARE AGENCY Salvation Army Sanctuary Housing Chinnook Santuary Housing QEW Seetec Shake Shrub End Clinic Signpost Social Care Stanwell House Social Care-Family Support Special Psychosis Team Clacton SSAFA St Benedict’s College St James’ Church St Margarets Church St Peters Church North Hill St Sabine’s RC Church B/LINGSEA Stanway GP Surgery Stanway School Tenpenny Villages Benefice Unity Primary Academy Victiim Support WAA Community Team North West Mersea Council West Mersea School Willow Brook School Wivenhoe Congregational Church Womens Refuge YMCA Youth Enquiry Service YES GP Primary Choice Ltd