Posted on: March 24th 2020

24MAR20 - Food Bank information

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you all know we are facing unprecedented and challenging times. Below is some information that may be helpful if you are struggling financially and are finding it difficult to provide food for your families.

The following is advice from the Trussell Trust website on how to access food banks:

How to get help from a food bank

  1. Get in touch with your nearest food bank either by telephone or email and explain your situation.  The food bank will be able to tell you which referral agencies they work with in your area and how you can get a voucher.  (Google search or some links below should be helpful).
  2. Arrange a conversation with the referral agency suggested by the food bank This is an opportunity for you to explain the difficulties you are facing, and to access help and support. If helpful, the agency can give you a food voucher.
  3. Take the voucher to your nearest food bank centre.  Once at the food bank, you will be welcomed by trained volunteers who will sit down with you to discuss your needs, provide a food parcel and help you find support to resolve the difficulties that have led to you needing to use the food bank.

Please note that you will need a food voucher in order to receive help from the food bank.

Useful Links to information about Food Banks in the Crawley area: 

https://www.crawleyfoodbankpartnership.co.uk/

https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/emergency-food/

http://www.horleyfoodbank.com/about.html

The Children and Family Centre at Bewbush (located by the shops) is also open to deal with crisis payments to families and give out food parcels. Their contact number is 07542 856334.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs C Dickens

Headteacher

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