Food Assistance

People need help to obtain food for a variety of reasons. For some people problems follows a change in personal circumstance, an illness or then become unable to look after themselves. Other people simply don’t have money to buy food.

This section covers: emergency food supplies, meal providers and in the home food assistance.

For Gloucester outreach and provision listings click here.

There are many responses to the growing need for food assistance including; drop in centres providing lunches and serving drinks, breakfast clubs and Food Banks.

Food Banks are setup in partnership with churches and communities, providing 3-day emergency food packages in exchange for food vouchers. They are friendly places offering support and understanding, and at some a cup of tea or free hot meal.  Details of where to obtain the food vouchers are provided on the websites below.

The FoodCloud Project

Redistributing free, surplus food charities. If you are a charity or community group that uses food to support people you can sign up

Use the links below to find out opening times and more information.

Cheltenham Food Bank Provide 3-day emergency food supplies for food vouchers.

Forest Food Bank  Provide 3-day emergency food supplies for food vouchers from churches in Coleford, Cinderford and Lydney.

Gloucester Food Bank  Provide 3-day emergency food supply for food vouchers.

North Cotswold Food Banks   Provide 3-day emergency food supplies for vourchers in Moreton, Bourton-on-the-Water, Winchcombe and Chipping Campden on different days.

Stroud District Foodbank  Provide 3-day emergency food supplies for vourchers on varying days in Stroud, Stonehouse, Dursley, Wotton-under-Edge and Nailsworth where there is also a delivery service.

Tewkesbury Food Bank  Provide 3-day emergency food supplies for food vouchers.

Trussell Trust  A network of food banks providing 3-day emergency food supplies.  Find your nearest food bank and where to get food vouchers.

Yate and Chipping Sodbury Food Bank  Provide 3-day emergency food supplies for vourchers. Use this link for food banks in Thornbury and Emersons Green.

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