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.
Food banks are community-run organisations, and you’ll usually need to get a referral to a food bank before you can use it. You can speak to our Customer Services Team or ask for help from 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.
The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks; helping provide emergency food and support.
Citizens Advice can offer advice and support with food bank referrals.
Visit the Gov.uk website to find your local council’s website for information on food banks in your local area.
Aylesbury Vale District Council
Barnet and Harrow London Borough
Broxbourne Food Bank – Locations
Dunstable and Luton
Dunstable Food Bank – Locations | Dunstable Food bank
Banbury Food Bank – Locations
Chiltern Food Bank – Locations
North Enfield Food Bank – Helping Local People in Crisis
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hammersmith & Fulham Food bank – Locations
Slough Food Bank – Locations
South Cambridgeshire Food Bank – Locations
Stevenage Vineyard – Foodshed
The Tower Hamlets Food Bank – First Love Foundation
Watford and Three Rivers
Watford Food Bank – Food bank