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How do I qualify for help from the Foodbank?

We give vouchers to a number of local agencies who can issue them to clients of their organisation who they may feel need help. The client then brings the voucher to the Foodbank and food will be issued in proportion, whether it be to a family, a couple or a single person. The local agencies who hold our vouchers are listed below.

Alternatively, clients can visit the Foodbank during its opening hours, (Tuesday and Saturday mornings between 10 and 11.30) discuss their situation with an experienced volunteer and a decision will be made on whether food will be issued based on the circumstances of each case. In this situation, clients are asked to make efforts to visit one of the agencies holding our vouchers if they need further help in the future.

In an emergency, food can be issued out of normal opening hours by making contact with a Foodbank volunteer on the organisation’s mobile phone 07788 115095.

How much food is provided?

We aim to provide short term help by issuing enough food for 3 meals a day for at least 3 days, though in practice our issues will normally last longer than this.

Can I get help on more than one occasion?

If circumstances are such that help may be needed on more than one occasion, for example in the case of benefit delays, the circumstances will be reviewed and a decision made to issue food. In normal circumstances we would not expect to issue food on more than 3 occasions.

Contact Details for Local Agencies

1. Corsham Money and Debt Advice
01249 712 075

2. Green Square
01249 466061
Contacts: Mandy Wilcox/ Donna Mitchell /Angie Tinson

3.Local Health Advisor
Contact: Kerri Ann Harmer

4. Corsham Health Visitors
Contact: Nicky Hargrave
01249 447100

4.Rise Trust:
Contact: Angela O’connor

5.Corsham Primary School:
Pound Pill 01249 712387 and Broadwood Sites 01225 811997
Contact: Hazel Hammett

6. Citizens Advice
Contact Maggie Falcone
01249 454720

7. Carers Support
Contact: Heather Byrd/Denise Cooper
01380 871690

8. Hungerford House
Contact: Debbie Yeates
01249 712107

9. Porch Surgery
Contact: Janet Curtis
01249 712232

10. Box Surgery
01225 742361

11. Lypiatt School
Contact Carolyn Atkins
01225 810573

12. RAF Association Welfare Officer
Contact: John Roger
01225 811887

13. Turning Point
0345 603 6993

14. Corsham Regis
Contact: Tracie Brewer
01249 712294

15. St Patricks School
Contact: Anna Jones
01225 713125

16. Sovereign Housing Association
Contact: Luke Warren
0800 587 2325