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Can I get help from a foodbank?

In order to get help from a food bank you will need to be referred. Each food bank works with different professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and the local Citizens Advice Bureaux.

The referral agency or food bank will gather some basic information about your situation. This will help to prepare suitable emergency food and offer further support based on the situation you are in.  You will be issued with a voucher, which you can exchange this for a minimum of three days’ emergency food at your nearest food bank. 

If you are not working with an agency and are need of food, contact your nearest foodbank to find out how you can be referred to their services.

Please check the individual websites or contact your local food bank directly before making a journey to collect parcels as operating times may differ due to COVID 19






Clothing banks

Similar to foodbanks, there are a number of local organisations that offer clothes for babies and children as well as toys and baby equipment.  Again a referral is generally required and you can find out more from the organisations directly listed below.

Hot meals

Open Kitchen Hounslow run by Muslim Hands offers a hot meal for anyone between 12 noon to 2pm and 6pm to 8pm daily.

Emergency and out of hours services

Salma Food Bank - now covering West London.  Interim food supplies delivered to you in emergency situations when your local food bank is not available.

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Public disclaimer:

The role of this directory is to provide information. It is your personal responsibility to make sure that organisations are appropriate and safe for you, your child or young person before they attend. Please read our guide to staying safe - things to consider