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Foodbanks


You might be able get help from a food bank. You normally need to be referred to a food bank. If you have a referral, you’re still allowed to travel to a food bank - either for yourself or someone who’s vulnerable.
 
Start by looking online to see if there are any independent local food banks that you can go to without a referral. If there aren't any, you'll need to be sent by someone else. For example by a charity or someone like a GP or social worker.

A good place to ask for a referral is your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau. Tell them you need the food bank - they'll probably make you an appointment to discuss your situation with an adviser.

The adviser will ask you some questions about your income and needs. For example, if you need the food for just you or your whole family. If you're eligible for the food bank, they'll tell you how to get food.

You can ask the adviser about other local help you could get and to check if you should be getting any benefits you're not currently claiming.
 
Click below for information on Tameside Food banks
https://tamesideeast.foodbank.org.uk/about/