If you’re in the West Midlands, and looking for food banks, we’re here to help. Below we’ve featured 10 top food banks in Warwickshire.
Hinckley Area Food Bank in Nuneaton was founded in 2012 by volunteers. This food bank provides food to individuals referred to them by local agencies. The available parcels include non-perishable foods designed to feed a family for at least three days. They can tailor the items received to accommodate special dietary needs and family sizes. Things like baby formula or baby food can also be provided if needed.
The Manor Court Baptist Church (MCBC) has been a part of the Nuneaton community since the late 1890s. With support from The Trussell Trust and their neighbors, they can provide parcels of shelf staples to those who receive a referral from one of the local agencies. Upon intake, recipients will be able to discuss any special dietary needs they or someone in their family may have before being allotted groceries suited to their situation.
The Community Pantry in Royal Leamington Spa is a joint venture between the Warwickshire Council and Feed the Hungry. Their approach is a two-pronged attack on food poverty. They operate the Lillington Pantry, a low-cost membership food bank that allows shoppers to buy items of much greater value from their shelves for a low monthly membership. They also operate a mobile pantry that distributes groceries to anyone with a food voucher from a referral agency.
Supported by the Warwick District Food Bank, the Saltisford Church in Royal Leamington Spa operates this food bank as a part of their community outreach. Recipients can acquire a referral from a local agency or self-refer on a limited basis to be allotted carrier bags filled with non-perishable food items tailored to their family’s needs. Aided by The Trussell Trust, they can supply emergency quantities of food to families in need.
In 2011, Gavin Kibble founded the Coventry Food Bank in Warwick with the help of The Trussell Trust. He’s been a big part of improving the lives of those who depend on his efforts for over a decade. Like most food banks in this area, distributions of non-perishables are made to those who receive a food voucher from a referring source. Those who require more assistance will be directed to an organisation to help them further.
You can turn to Community Essentials in Warwick if you suffer from food poverty. It’s as simple as filling out their online form requesting food and then making an appointment to pick it up. They can provide each family with a three-day supply of nutritional items, including grains, tinned foods, packaged goods, beans, UHT milk and long-life fruit juices. Additional assistance can be provided through another charity for recipients who need more support.
Do you need supplemental food? Grab a couple of carrier bags and visit The Community Grocery in Bedworth. Founded by local churches, this food bank is a low-cost grocery with a minimal annual membership fee. With a membership, shoppers can visit the grocery as often as three times per week to select items that include bread, fruit and veg, tinned food, packaged goods, frozen foods and personal hygiene items.
The Holy Trinity Church established the Stratford-upon-Avon Food Bank outreach in 2012 to help fight hunger in the Stratford-upon-Avon community. In the past decade, they have helped thousands of families keep food on their table through agency referrals and emergency food distributions of non-perishables designed to keep meals going even in the most challenging times.
The Sparkhill Food Bank in Stratford upon Avon works with local agencies to help those referred to them by providing a three-day emergency supply of food and further referrals to other charities that can help lift them out of food poverty and put them on the right path toward a more secure financial future. If you are looking for some help keeping food on our table, you only have to look as far as this food bank.
If your cabinets are empty and you don’t know how you are going to feed your family, The Kenilworth Centre in Kenilworth can help you. With a referral from an accepted agency, they can provide you with up to three days’ worth of food. The amount received and the selection are based upon the number in your family and any special dietary needs, religious requirements or nutritional preferences you may have.