Getting a food voucher is fairly easy.
Step 1. Get in contact with one of the list of Agencies below best fitting your current crisis and ideally one which you are already in contact with so they know your situation.
(Note - if you know someone in crisis you can help by taking them to an appropriate Agency)
Barwell CofE Academy School
Barwell Community House
Barwell Infants School
Battling Brook Primary School
CAP Debt Counselling, St John's Church
Citizens Advice Bureau
Community Advice and Law Service
DWP - Job Centre Plus
Earl Shilton Community House
Geaorge Ward Centre
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
- Community Safety
- Customer Services
Hinckley East Childrens Centre
Hinckley Probation Service
Hinckley School Nurses
Hope Community Church
- Hope Family Centre
- Rainbows PreSchool
- Rocky Kids
International Friendship Centre
Leics County Council
- Inclusion Support Service (South Team)
- Social Services
- Strengthening Families Team
Living Rock Church, Stoney Stanton
North Warwickshire and Hinckley College
Pathways Centre at Hinckley Baptist Church
St John's Church
- Pathways Counselling
- Precious Pearls
St Peter's Catholic Community
St Peter's RC Primary School
St Simon & St Jude's Church, Earl Shilton
Stonham Leicestershire Supported Lodgings
Supporting Leicestershire Families
The Vine Christian Bookshop and Coffee Shop
The Wykin Project
Weavers Close Primary School, Earl Shilton
Women's Aid Leicestershire
Step 2. If they agree you are in need of food they will give you a food voucher (it is up to each individual agency to decide who is in need).
Using the food voucher.
Once you have a food voucher you must use it within 3 working days (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) by taking it to your nearest Foodbank centre and exchanging it for a food parcel, click here for a list.
Please note only the person named on the voucher can pick up the food, if this a problem please make sure the agent is aware of a family member or trusted friends name so they can issue the voucher correctly
Be warned the weight of the food you will receive can be from 11kg to 30kg in weight, so you need to be able to get this food home. If you need help with transport of the food please speak to your Agency before taking the voucher.
What happens if the crisis continues and I need more food?
You need to contact your Agency and ask them to issue another voucher. You can have up to 3 vouchers issued (only one at a time) for any crisis giving a total of 9 days worth of food. However at any point the Agency has the right to refuse to provide any further vouchers for this crisis.