COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
Provided by the Community for the Community
When you’re facing money problems, there’s often a strong temptation to bottle everything up and try to go it alone. You may feel awkward about disclosing the amount you earn or spend, feel embarrassed about not being able to provide for yourself or your family. But bottling things up will only make your financial stress worse. In the current economy, you’ll find others are very understanding of your problems.
Rising prices causing rising worry and anxiety
Rising prices are hitting hard and causing serious hardship. A food parcel will alleviate some anxiety but to help still further, we work with organisations within the town that can provide practical advice and guidance.
When a food parcel is required:
Contact Citizens Advice Telephone: 01525 373878
An email will be sent immediately to Leighton Linslade Community Food Bank and we will contact you by telephone to arrange collection or delivery. During our conversation, we will be able to establish if any extra items are required or if you have any dietary needs.
Leighton Linslade Food Bank contact: 07842 122429
Having someone help you doesn’t mean you failed.
It just means you’re not alone.
How does Leighton Linslade Community Food Bank work?
Citizens Advice Bureau
NHS Community Workers
Family Support workers
Schools and Colleges
Homeless Shelters and Charities
Churches and Religious Centres
Contact the food bank via email, sending a referral on behalf of someone – individual or family who need a food parcel.
Contact is made immediately with the person or family who need a food parcel to arrange collection or delivery.
Through discussion, we can identify any other items that are needed e.g., toiletries, cleaning products, baby things or toilet rolls.
The referral system is not meant to cause further concern but to help. An adviser from Citizens Advice Bureau will ask some questions and if you agree, can check if you should be getting any benefits you're not currently claiming and tell you about other local help you could get. The adviser will ensure you are provided with appropriate help to gain some control over your worries and situation.
What is in a food parcel?
Each food parcel is packed with a balanced supply of non-perishable items according to the size of a family or household. Toiletries, toilet rolls and cleaning items can be included on request. Fresh bread, spread, fruit and vegetables can also be requested to supplement a food parcel.
Meal Packs are included in every food parcel. Each meal pack contains items to make a meal with sufficient amount of the same meat or fish for a family meal.
Guidelines on length of time to cook or heat food are included and will help with energy costs.