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How to get help

If you need help from our foodbank, please read on....

The most important step is to get a foodbank voucher.

We work with local agencies which can discuss your circumstances with you and issue a foodbank voucher if you need one.  The agency can also provide longer term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis.

Agencies we work with include: Citizens Advice, Christians Against Poverty, P3, housing support officers, children’s centres, health visitors and social services.

1. Visit a referral agency.

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

Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice-stroudandcotswold.org.uk  tel: 0800 8000510

Christians Against Poverty: www.capuk.org

P3: www.p3charity.org/stroud-drop-ins  tel: 01453 750480

2. Bring your foodbank voucher to one of our foodbank centres. 

A list of our local centres and opening times is here. When you arrive, we’ll welcome you with a hot drink and biscuits.  Our volunteers will chat with you about your situation, discuss any dietary needs you may have and exchange your foodbank voucher for a parcel of three days of food, as well as toiletries. Our aim is to provide a warm welcome for you.

If you have any further questions our FAQ’s page may help, or feel free to give us a call on 01453 367077 in normal office hours.

Need things other than Food?

We work in partnership with three other local groups who can provide other items in a crisis:

Furniture

Cirencester Furniture Bank provides furntiure for people in Cirencester and the surrounding area

Stroud District Furniture Bank provides furniture for people in Stroud District

Stroud District Kids’ Stuff provides children’s items for parents who need some extra help with clothes and other children’s items.

 

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