How to get a valid food voucher and how it works

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

EMH Homes

Geaorge Ward Centre

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council

 - Community Safety

 - Customer Services

 - Housing

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

Next Generation

North Warwickshire and Hinckley College

Orbit Housing

Pathways Centre at Hinckley Baptist Church

Richmond School

Salvation Army

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

T- Buzz

The Vine Christian Bookshop and Coffee Shop

The Wykin Project

Weavers Close Primary School, Earl Shilton

Women's Aid Leicestershire

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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.

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