Our foodbank works using a voucher referral system.
We know that anyone can find themselves at crisis point for a number of different reasons.
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.
If you are not already in contact with an agency, the best agencies to contact in the first instance are Citizen’s Advice on 01245 205579 https://chelmsfordcab.org/contact/ or Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service if you have children between the ages of 0-19 on 0300 247 0014 https://essexfamilywellbeing.co.uk/
You can then bring your voucher to one of our centres. Please use the following link to find opening times and locations. Foodbank Centres
If you have any further questions our FAQ’s page may help, or feel free to give us a call.
If you are a referral agency and would like to become a registered voucher holder for our foodbank, please contact us to find out more.