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How to get help

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: Citizens Advice, housing support officers, children’s centres, health visitors, social services and some local charities.

Follow these 3 steps to get the help you need…

Step 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.

Step 2 – Arrange a visit to a referral agency

They will discuss your situation and supply you with a foodbank voucher where appropriate.

Step 3 – Bring  your foodbank voucher to us

Rochdale Foodbank offers a very informal cafe style environment.

When you arrive, we’ll welcome you with a warm drink and our trained volunteers will chat with you about your situation and provide you with non-judgemental support.

We’ll also discuss any dietary needs you may have and exchange your foodbank voucher for a food parcel of three days of emergency food.

If we can we’ll help to support you in any other ways – or do our best to point you in the direction of further help you may need.

If you have any further questions our FAQ’s page may help, or feel free to give us a call.

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