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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, Chichester  tel:0344 477 1171
  • Chichester District Council – West Sussex Community Hub – 033 022 27980 open 8am to 8pm
  • Housing support officers,
  • Social services
  • Your local church
  • Local charities, such as Stone Pillow, Christians Against Poverty, My Sister’s House

If you have children, you can contact:

  •    Your local school
  •    Children’s centres, e.g. Children and Family Centre 01243 642950
  •    Your Health visitors

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.

2. Arrange a visit/call to the referral agency.

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

If you can’t afford food, you can call 0344 477 1171 or 0300 330 0650 to speak to Arun and Chichester CA, a referral agency partner of Chichester District Foodbank about getting a voucher. Please note this number is for people who do not have enough money for food – if you are a local organisation or charity that works with people who might need the food bank, please contact us directly. If you have any questions, please contact the food bank on the number on our contact us page. 

3. Bring  your foodbank voucher to your nearest foodbank centre. 

You can find a list of our local centres and opening times here. When you arrive, we’ll welcome you with a warm drink and our trained volunteers will chat with you about your situation. We’ll also discuss any dietary needs you may have and exchange your foodbank voucher for a parcel of three days of emergency food. We’ll also help to support you in any other ways that we can. Most of our foodbank centres offer a cafe style environment and our aim is to provide non-judgemental support at the point of crisis.

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


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