Over one thousands families in Warwickshire turn to food banks or soup kitchens each month for help, and many others can be eligible for assistance is they applied. There are several locations that people can turn to for a hot meal or maybe a parcel of free food, and volunteers from the centres will also provide other support to the clients, such as signposting and advice.
The main Trussell Trust centres are located below. These locations will not only offer a balanced parcel of groceries and non-perishable items, but there may also be fruits, meats, and items such as milk. Also, volunteers and staff from the Warwickshire locations will refer a client to other resources for their needs, whether it is a charity scheme, meal site or provide other aid.
- St Johns Church is located on Warwick Rd, Kenilworth, CV8 1HY. This centre supports residents local to the Kenilworth area, and it may have parcels and other support. The phone number is 07532 064 801.
- St Peter’s is part of Trussell Trust. Address is Warwick Road, Kineton Warwick, CV35 0HN.
- Residents in Coventry can drop in at Mosaic Church, Sparkbrook Street, Hillfields, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5LB. Call them at 024 7663 3500.
- Holy Trinity is also part of the network. The distribution center is located at Old Town, Stratford Upon Avon.
- The Alcester Methodist Church is located at Priory Road, Alcester, B49 5DX, 07733551926.
For any of the locations of the Trussell Trust Network above, a voucher is needed from a care worker. For individuals that have that, they may be entitled to a parcel of emergency food, and it may have enough items to last for a few days.
Locate additional food centres in Warwickshire County
Leamington and Warwick area has a Foodbank for people with a local connection. It is located at St. Pauls church on Leicester Street. The charity will have non-perishable items that may be provided to those in poverty or people waiting for their benefits to start. The location is open on Thursdays from 1 to 3 pm and is also open on Tuesdays from 10am to noon.
The Warwickshire Council partners with many of these food banks. The locations will offer vouchers to individuals that qualify based on income or if they are threatened by a crisis. They also coordinate conferences that involve health care professionals, volunteers, and others from the community in an effort to advocate for people that are facing food poverty.
There are also collection points in all of the government and council buildings in the county. Anyone from the community can bring items to these centres, whether it is a canned item or perishable goods. The council will then provide them to the vulnerable in the county by partnering with the food distributions centres.
Another food assistance programme from the council is available from the local welfare scheme. This will provide immediate, emergency support to people in a crisis, and one use of the council funds is for providing boxes of food or meals. There are also partnerships in place with many other organisations that can help families in poverty address the cause of their hardship, and find more details on the Warwickshire welfare scheme.
Jubilee House is a centre that can provide nutritionally balanced food and meals to clients. The phone number is 07532 064801, and the location will partner with St. John’s church and volunteers on this effort. The boxes may have coffee, baby nappies, and other items.
Holy Trinity Parish Centre as well as United Reform Church cover the Stratford area. They always need donations from the community, and call 07884 418732.
The Coventry and Warwickshire YMCA can provide help to the homeless and people sleeping rough, among others. Part of this will include a hot meal, and the address is Endeavour Court, 20 Chelmarsh Daimler, Green Coventry, West Midlands, CV6 3LB. Dial 02476 597009.