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
Catch 22 (Beacon Victim Care)
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
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
Peartree Group Practice Surgeries
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 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.