Help if you're on the streets: free food

Get free food from food banks and soup kitchens if you’re sleeping on the streets.

You can get free food at day centres, soup kitchens and food banks.

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Get food from a food bank

To get food from a food bank, you usually need a foodbank voucher. You can ask for a voucher from your local Citizens Advice or other advice agency or homeless charity. You could also ask your GP or social worker if you have one. 

Take your voucher to the food bank and exchange it for a food parcel. It will contain at least 3 days' emergency food.

Check the Shelter directory to find a local advice centre and ask more about food bank vouchers.

Last updated - 03 Apr 2018

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