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I can’t afford to buy food

Why don’t you try? : How to get food for your home when you are struggling financially

If you’re struggling to pay for food, find your local foodbank.
The largest foodbank organisation in the UK is the Trussell Trust. It has over 1,200 foodbanks across the country.
You can use their website to find your local foodbank. There are also smaller organisations running foodbanks too.

To be able to access a foodbank you’ll need to be referred by one of the following:
* Jobcentre Plus
* A social worker
* Citizens Advice Bureau
* Local Childrens Centre
* Your Local Authority
* Police or Probation Workers
* G.P
* Health Visitor or other medical professional

If you aren’t already in touch with any of the above, you can contact your local foodbank directly to ask for help. They’ll work with one of their referring agencies to arrange an appointment with you.

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Reviewed: 20/09/21

Here’s a tip for you to try this week :

Speak to a certified professional such as GP, Citizens Advice Bureau or Jobcentre about getting help or voucher assistance with food supplies. , Download the Too Good To Go app for alerts of any reduced food items in your local area, Use a benefit checker such as Turn2Us or visit gov.uk to see if you are entitled to any additional benefits or financial support, Cook a meal from scratch and freeze it for later in the week, Track and record what and how much you are spending out of your own pocket,

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