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How to get help

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

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: 

Age UK Hertfordshire

Birchwood Avenue Primary School

Birchwood Nursery School

Brookmans Park School

Catalyst Housing

Catch 22 (Beacon Victim Care)

CDS Cooperative

CGL Spectrum

Citizen’s Advice, Welwyn Hatfield

Community Perinatal Team

Countess Anne School, Hatfield

CVS (Broxbourne and East Herts)

CVS (Welwyn Hatfield)

De Havilland Primary School, Hatfield

Emerging Futures

For Baby’s Sake, Stevenage

Gracemead Church, Hatfield

Green Lanes Primary School

Hatfield Methodist Churches

Hertfordshire County Council

Herts Young Homeless, Hatfield

Hightown Housing Association

Home Start, Stevenage

Howe Dell School

Intensive Family Support, Welwyn Hatfield

Job Centre Plus

Kingdom Light Centre, Hatfield

King’s Community Church, Hatfield

Lister House Surgery

Mind in Mid Herts, St Albans

North Herts Probation Service

Oaklands College

Paradigm Housing

Peartree Group Practice Surgeries

Resolve, Hatfield

Safer Places, Waltham Cross

St John’s Church, Bishop’s Rise

St Philip Howard Catholic Primary School, Hatfield

St John’s Church, Bishop’s Rise, Hatfield

St Vincent de Paul, Hatfield

Targeted Youth Support Team, Welwyn Garden City

UNISON, University of Hertfordshire

Watford and Three Rivers Trust

Welwyn Garden City Schools Partnership

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Welwyn Hatfield Family Centres

Welwyn Hatfield Women’s Refuge

WHBC Housing

WHBC Temporary Accomodation

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. 

You can find a list of our local centres and opening times here. When you arrive, we’ll welcome you with a warm drink and our trained volunteers will chat with you about your situation. We’ll also discuss any dietary needs you may have and exchange your foodbank voucher for a parcel of three days of emergency food. We’ll also help to support you in any other ways that we can. Most of our foodbank centres offer a cafe style environment and our aim is to provide non-judgemental support at the point of crisis.

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


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