Food banks

Paradigm works closely with local food banks, and we support our residents to access their services when they need them. We recognise that food banks can be a vital resource and a lifeline for those who need additional support to feed their families.

Our Customer Services Team can help refer you to your local food bank. As food banks are community-run organisations, you’ll usually need to get a referral before you can use it. Call 0300 303 1010 to be directed to someone who can help, or you can ask an organisation that’s already supporting you – for example, a charity, school or children’s centre.

When an organisation refers you to a food bank, they’ll give you a voucher and tell you where the food bank is. The food bank will give you a food parcel. They can also tell you where to get advice about your income and spending.

If you live in a rural area and can’t afford to travel, your nearest food bank might be able to deliver.

If the food bank is run by a church or other religious group, they’ll still help you even if you’re not religious or from a different religion.

Plus Plus National

The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks; helping provide emergency food and support.

The Trussell Trust – Stop UK Hunger

Citizens Advice can offer advice and support with food bank referrals.

Using a food bank – Citizens Advice

Visit the website to find your local council’s website for information on food banks in your local area.

Find your local council – GOV.UK (

Plus Plus Aylesbury Vale District Council

Aylesbury Food Bank –  Helping Local People in Crisis

Aylesbury Vineyard Storehouse –  Aylesbury Vineyard Church

Plus Plus Barnet and Harrow London Borough

Chipping Barnet Food Bank – Helping Local People in Crisis

Young Barnet Foundation – Food banks 

Plus Plus Bedfordshire

The Need Project – The Need Project | Home

Bedford Food Bank – Locations | Bedford Food bank

The Salvation Army – Bedford Salvation Army – Home

Plus Plus Brent

Brent Food Bank – Locations 

Sufra Food Bank and Kitchen – Food Bank 

Plus Plus Broxbourne

Broxbourne Food Bank – Locations 

Plus Plus Dunstable and Luton

Dunstable Food Bank – Locations | Dunstable Food bank

Plus Plus Cherwell

Banbury Food Bank – Locations 

Plus Plus Chiltern

Chiltern Food Bank – Locations 

Plus Plus Dacorum

Dacorum Food Bank – The Trussell Trust

DENS – Food Bank

Plus Plus Hertfordshire

Welwyn Hatfield Food Bank – Helping Local People in Crisis

Christchurch Baptist – Food Bank

Plus Plus Enfield

North Enfield Food Bank –  Helping Local People in Crisis

Plus Plus Hammersmith and Fulham

Hammersmith & Fulham Food bank – Locations 

Plus Plus Milton Keynes

The Food Bank –  Sowing the seeds of Love

St Michaels WS – Milton Keynes Food Bank

Plus Plus Oxford

Plus Plus Slough

Slough Food Bank – Locations 

Plus Plus South Cambridgeshire

South Cambridgeshire Food Bank – Locations 

Plus Plus Stevenage

Stevenage Vineyard – Foodshed 

Plus Plus Waltham Forest

The Tower Hamlets Food Bank –  First Love Foundation

Plus Plus Watford and Three Rivers

Watford Food Bank – Food bank