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Foodbank vouchers

Our foodbank works using a voucher referral system.

We know that anyone can find themselves at crisis point for a number of different reasons.

Our foodbank works with a number of different community groups and agencies in order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation, and some of these are listed below. Please do not call the foodbank directly or call-in hoping to get a voucher, our processes require that we send you to one of our referral groups in order to receive a voucher. The Foodbank does not issue vouchers.

If you feel that you need to access the foodbank then you should contact one of these referral organisations and arrange a visit to see them and to explain your situation. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis.

When you visit a referral agency they will take some basic details from you to verify your situation before they complete the voucher. This will help them to identify the cause of your crisis and offer practical guidance. It also means we are able to prepare suitable emergency food for the right number of people. You should take any supporting documents and evidence of your situation with you when you visit the referral organisation.

Once you have been issued with a voucher, you can exchange this for a minimum of three days of emergency food at your nearest foodbank centre. You cannot attend the foodbank more than once a week, and the number of times you can use it over a period of time is limited.

Please note: There is no automatic entitlement to a foodbank voucher, we will help you where we can if you are eligible, however our food is donated for the specific purpose of helping people in crisis and as such your situation will be subject to verification of need and the decision of the referral agency is final. We are able to track multiple-agency applications. Your understanding is appreciated.

If you are a referral agency and would like to become a registered voucher holder for our foodbank, please contact us to find out more.

Some of the Middleton Central Foodbank Community Referral Organisations
Advocacy Together Hub Rochdale
Alkrington & Providence URC
All Saints Rhodes & Parkfield C of E Parish
Beacon Medical Centre
Boarshaw Childrens Centre
Brentwood Middleton Day Centre
Burnside Community Centre
Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care – Royal Oldham Hospital
Charlestown Medical Practice
Children with Disabilities Team – RMBC
Children’s Social Care – RMBC
Clinical Psychology, North Manchester General Hospital
Drs Stockton & Thompson (The Hive)
Early Intervention Team – Pennine Care
Freedom From Torture
George House Trust
Great Places Housing Group
Greater Mcr Immigration Aid Unit
Heywood & Middleton Community Mental Health
Higher Blackley Children’s centre
Holins Children Centre
Home Treatment – North
Home-Start Rochdale
Kirkway Childrens Centre
Langley Childrens Centre
Long Street Methodist Church
Manchester Secondary PRU
Middleton Health Centre
Middleton Job Centre
Mills Hill Baptist Church
National Probation Service Cheshire & GM CRC
Out there supporting families of prisoners
Pathways – The Big Life Group
Positive Steps (Oldham & Rochdale)
Recovery Republic
Riverside Housing
Rochdale & District Mind
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing
Rochdale Carers Hub (N-Compass)
Rochdale Probation Service
Royal Voluntary Service
Spiritual Care Chaplaincy – Royal Oldham Hospital
St.Michael’s Tonge Church
Standguide Limited Manchester
Stepping Stone Projects
Support and Housing Management
The Bond Board
Upper Room Christian Fellowship
Veterans in Communities
Victim Support Rochdale
Walking with the wounded
Windermere Road GP Surgery
Your Housing Group


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