Our food bank works using a voucher referral system.
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 food bank 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 food bank works with a number of different agencies, such as Islington Council, local housing associations and Help on Your Doorstep. 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.
When you receive your food bank voucher, the referral agency will also book you a time slot to visit the food bank. This will allow our volunteers to prepare your parcel of three days of emergency food in advance, and limit the number of clients visiting at once, keeping everyone safer. We will only be able to provide you with a food parcel if you have an appointment, even if you have a voucher.
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.