Residents in Worcestershire can receive help in a crisis from a food bank. Not only can a center often provide a parcel to individuals with a voucher, but many of the centres will also signpost families to other programmes to help them overcome their hardship.
People are not limited to the assistance from a food bank, as there are also a few locations that can serve a hot meal, however they may prioritize the homeless or people in poverty. There are church based options such as St Peter’s as well as Trussell Trust network sites in Worcestershire, and they provide everything from soup to sugar and tinned items. The main organisations to try for help are below.
Trussell Trust Worcester Foodbank can provide emergency assistance to individuals. The food parcel passed out will have up to three days of goods in it. While the contents can change based on collections and donations, there may be jam, coffee, meat, and more in the box.
To use this centre, a voucher is needed. There are locations in Worcestershire County to get this from, and it can include a Citizens Advice Bureau, social worker, or even the council office. However the food is free and can help a client make it through an emergency and prevent hunger. The address is Carden Court, Carden Close, Worcester, WR1 2AR. Telephone – 01905 780400.
There are two other locations that partner with the Worcester Foodbank. These may be closer to some families to drop in at, if they have a voucher. The locations are.
- Baxter Church Hall, The Bull Ring, Kidderminster, DY10 2AA, call 01562 746600.
- Malvern Hills area has a food bank too. The address is Unit 4, Spring Court, Spring Lane South. This centre is in Malvern, telephone 07581 716933.
South Worcestershire welfare scheme can address hunger and provide food. The council will assist families or individuals in a crisis, and vouchers may be issued to a local foodbank or the council will provide a box of free groceries. Different solutions will be explored in an effort to ensure the family has a meal provided to them, and find more information on Discretionary Welfare Assistance Scheme in South Worcestershire.
Families in poverty or in an emergency in Wyre Forest can apply for the local Welfare Scheme. The council will partner with the client to ensure they get some type of voucher to use to get a free parcel of food. There is other help for basic needs given, such as clothing or hot meals, using the council programme. More on Wyre Forest Welfare Scheme.
St Peter’s Baptist Church can help people on a low income. They collect and donate food to the vulnerable, including the elderly. Volunteers help keep the food bank operating, and the church is located at Eden Close, St Peter’s Dr, Worcester WR5 3TZ, phone 01905 767090.
Droitwich Spa Food bank is another not-profit profit that can provide help in an emergency. The post is
Old Library Centre 65, Ombersley Street East, WR9 8QS. Call 07532 130604 for hours of distribution.
Pershore Foodbank uses donations from supermarkets, restaurants, and volunteers to help families in a crisis. They are located at 36 Church Street, but provide assistance in Droitwich, Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester. The location is only open on Tuesday and Friday, and the phone is 01386-555347.
Hot meals as well as foodbanks
Salvation Army has a soup kitchen in Worcestershire. This charity is a last resort, but there may be a hot meal for the vulnerable or a box of groceries can be passed out. In some years there may also be Christmas meals, and the centre is at 62 Newtown Rd, Malvern. Telephone 01684 574458.
St. Paul Church serves a hot meal from the Help Day Centre. This is only on Tuesday and Thursday, and is available in the evenings. The charity also offer counseling, referrals, and more to individuals in poverty from their church at St Pauls Street, Worcester, WR1 2BH. Telephone is 01905 24200.
Maggs Day Centre provides free clothing, food, shelter, job training and even shower facilities. An aim is on the homeless and residents with no other resources available to them, but anyone in poverty can turn to this charity. The assistance is only available in the city of Worcester, but the charity offers much more than a free parcel of food to the low income. Deansway, Worcester WR1 2JD, phone 01905 25027, or read more Maggs Day Centre services.