How do I qualify for help from the Food bank?
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 food bank and food will be issued in proportion, whether it be to a family, a couple or a single person.
Alternatively, clients can visit the food bank during its opening hours, (Tuesday mornings between 10 – 11.30 and Saturday mornings between 10 – 12.00 noon) to discuss their situation with an experienced volunteer.
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 Food bank 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
Corsham Money and Debt Advice
Local Health Advisor
Kerri Ann Harmer
Angela O’Connor 07715 681956
Kerry Smith 07715 681954
Corsham Primary School
Heather Byrd/Denise Cooper
St Patricks School
Sovereign Housing Association
St Aldhelms Church Hall, Pickwick Road, Corsham SN13 9BS
Tuesday 10 - 11:30 am.
Saturday 10 - 12:00 noon.