Free Food & help for those struggling [list]

This post has a list of the useful websites and services that you can use if you are struggling financially. This list will continue to grow and be added to. Feel free to share it with anyone who would benefit from the suggestions!

πŸ₯ž Free food for those in need, who can’t afford the essentials. The Trussell Trust has a network of food banks around the country (over 1,200 food bank centres) > Find nearest Trussell Trust food bank here <

πŸ’³ Many food banks require you to provide a food voucher to get an emergency food parcel – you can easily get one from your local Citizens Advice Bureau. > Find your nearest Citizens Advice here <

Or ring freephone 08082082138 – (it’s free to call from mobiles or landlines).
Alternatively you can get it via any frontline professionals, like doctors, health visitors, social workers

πŸ₯› If you’re on benefits or pregnant or have young kids – make sure you also get
free fruit/veg/vitamins/milk Healthy Start food vouchers > here <

πŸ§’πŸ» If you have children, you can also apply for Free School Meals, learn more and apply > here <

🏒 Make sure to also check the full range of other Government benefits like heating and housing costs you can receive > here <

🏘 You can also get free food in your neighbourhood using the Olio app. Get it > here <

You may also want to check out the Too Good To Go app (discounted food items from local stores and supermarkets that are nearing their expiry) > here <

πŸ₯Ά You can also find a free local warm space near you that is free, welcoming and warm > here <

πŸ›’πŸ’· You can get free items from supermarkets via cashback. (You buy listed items then receive a refund via cashback). These are for people to try new products (to gain exposure & feedback). You can check out the best supermarket cashback apps > here <

You can also ring this number for support: if you’re in financial crisis and live in England or Wales, please call 0808 2082138 for free (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) to talk confidentially to a trained Citizens Advice adviser. They will talk to you about the problems you’re facing and provide support to help you manage your money, navigate the benefits system, and identify any other grants you might be entitled to. If you need one, they’ll issue you with a food bank voucher so you can get an emergency food parcel.

If you can think of any other useful services that are available nationwide that we’ve missed, please comment them on the FB post here

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