Forest Foodbank

7th May 2021

Message from Forest Foodbank

We are open and are able to support families who are in need of food parcels and support.

Please follow the link to our website to find out how to access food by visiting our website   

https://theforest.foodbank.org.uk/ 

or by using the e-referral system that school has in place.

 

WHAT’S IN A FOOD PARCEL?

Our foodbank provides three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food.

The Trussell Trust has worked with nutritionists to ensure food parcels contains sufficient nutrition for at least three days worth of healthy, balanced meals for individuals and families.

 

A TYPICAL FOOD PARCEL INCLUDES:

  • Breakfast cereals
  • Soup
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tinned beans
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tea or coffee
  • Sugar
  • Biscuits
  • Snacks

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

Our foodbank can usually adapt your food parcel to meet your dietary needs. Please let our call handler know when you call.

 

Contact Details
If you need to contact the The Forest Foodbank directly please use the email us form below to get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
 
Webpage Contact Sheet
 
 

Call our local helpline

If you can’t afford food, you can call 01452 527202 to speak to North & West Gloucestershire Citizens Advice, a referral agency partner of The Forest Foodbank, about getting a voucher.

or alternatively…

Call our free national helpline

If you are in financial crisis and live in England or Wales, please call 0808 2082138 for free (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, closed on public holidays) to talk confidentially with a trained Citizens Advice adviser. They can help address your crises and provide support to maximise your income, help you navigate the benefits system, and identify any additional grants you could be entitled to. If needed, they’ll issue you with a voucher so you can get an emergency food parcel from your local food bank.