Phone 020 7799 5000



Financial Help

Financial Hardship, Homelessness and Food Banks

It is estimated that over 3 million people have faced food poverty since the pandemic began, including those who have lost their employment and their homes. You can offer support by:

  • Mapping out food banks and points of contact in your area to be shared with those who need them in your congregation.
  • Encourage parents of school age children to continue to claim their free school meals where this applies.
  • Share information on local support services with those who may have limited access to technology.

There are also some website resources which you may find useful:

Step Change:

Citizens Advice:

Support with income and budgeting:


Streetlink – for reporting a rough sleeper in need of support.


Trussell Trust food banks are searchable by postcode from our Find a Food Bank page here and a map of food banks that are part of the Independent Food Aid Network can be found here.

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