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Foodbank vouchers

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.

Once you have been issued with a voucher, you can exchange this for a minimum of three days of emergency food at your nearest foodbank centre.

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  

     

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