Help accessing food

Use our map to find food banks and providers local to you:

 

Food bank referral agents

 
Organisation/group name Voucher requirements Location Contact number
Autism Anglia For Autism Anglia residents only Food bank voucher issued to existing clients only 01206 577678
Beacon House Available to service users registered with them Beacon House, Crouch Street, Colchester CO3 3ES 01206 761960
Brightlingsea Food Bank Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers Brightlingsea Parish Hall, Brightlingsea, CO7 0BP 07970 480968
CAP Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers CAP offer support over the phone and voucher will be arranged 07971 308388
CARA Available to existing CARA clients only Food bank voucher issued to existing clients only 01206 769795
CBC Housing Options and CBH Emergency Tenancy Services Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers CBC & CBH offer support over the phone and a voucher will be arranged 01206 282514
CBC Sheltered Housing (Older Persons Services) Available to existing customers only Food bank voucher issued to existing clients only 01206 282701
Citizens Advice Colchester Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers Citizen's advice offer phone support and issue food bank e-vouchers Call 0300 330 2104 or email advice.colchester@cabnet.org.uk
Colchester Gateway Available to existing customers only Colchester Gateway offer support over the phone and a voucher will be arranged 07710 177050
Colne Housing Available to existing customers only Food bank voucher issued to existing clients only 01206 244700
Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service - Little Hands Available to families with children Little Hands offer support over the phone and a voucher will be arranged 01206 372 300 or 0300 247 0015
Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service - Berechurch Family Hub Available to families with children Berechurch Family Hub offer support over the phone and a voucher will be arranged 01206 372 300 or 0300 247 0015
Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service - Greenstead Delivery Centre Available to families with children Greenstead Delivery Centre offer support over the phone and a voucher will be arranged 01206 372 300 or 0300 247 0015
Essex Integration Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers Essex Integration offer support over the phone and a voucher will be arranged 01206 861180 - option 2
Essex Outreach Service (Peabody) Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers Essex Outreach Service offer support over the phone and a voucher will be arranged 0800 2888883
Estuary Housing Available to existing tenants only Food bank voucher issued to existing clients only 0300 304 5000
Family Solutions (Assessment and Intervention team, Family Support Team and Protection Team) Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers Family Solutions offer support over the phone and a voucher will be arranged

0345 603 7627

GP Primary Choice Ltd To get vouchers patients can call their own GP surgery, who will then refer to them to the relevant Care Advisor Patients must obtain a referral over the phone Patients own GP Surgery/Care Advisor
Hawthorn GP Surgery Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers St. Edmunds Centre, Tamarisk Way, Colchester CO4 3GW 01206 517100
Home Start Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers The Ark, Jack Andrews Dr, Highwoods, Colchester CO4 9WX 01206 854625
Job Centre Plus Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers Colchester Jobcentre Plus, 40 Chapel Street South, Colchester CO2 7AZ. A food bank voucher can also be arranged via phone. 0345 604 3719
MIND Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers - you can get a referral from a mental health practitioner The Constantine Centre, 272a Mersea Rd, Colchester CO2 8QZ 01206 764600
Next Chapter Available to existing customers only Food bank voucher issued to existing clients only 01206 500585
NHS Specialist Mental Health Team Available to existing customers only Food bank voucher issued to existing clients only 01206 334100
Open Door Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers - Working in a reduced service, open Mon, Wed, Fri 12-1pm. Open Door also providing takeaway lunches for those who need them. Open Door at Colchester Baptist Church, Eld Lane, Colchester CO1 1LS 07394 907998
Open Road Colchester Customers must call to arrange an appointment - Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers Open Road, 5a Queen Street, Colchester CO1 2PG (Near Firstsite and The Curzon Cinema) 01206 766096
Refugee Action - Colchester Available to existing customers only Food bank voucher issued to existing clients only 01206 638454
Sanctuary Supported Living Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers A food bank voucher can be arranged over the phone. 01206 762373
St Peters Church - North Hill Yes - Currently issuing vouchers from the Church.  St Peter's Church, North Hill, Colchester CO1 1DZ 01206 572529
Victim Support Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers A food bank voucher can be arranged over the phone.

0808 17 81 694 or visit their website

Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery Available to pupils and families of Willow Brook School and Nursery only Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery, Barnardiston Road, Colchester CO4 0DT 01206 864375
Wivenhoe Congregational Church Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers Wivenhoe Congregational Church, 101 High Street, Wivenhoe CO7 9AB 01206 826553
YMCA Available to YMCA tenants only Food bank voucher issued to existing clients only 01206 579415
Youth Enquiry Service (YES) Available to all who qualify for food bank vouchers Youth Enquiry Service offer support over the phone and a voucher will be arranged 01206 710771
 

Other food providers

Organisation/group name Location Contact details
Tiptree Churches Food Bank

Supporting those in need within Tiptree, Tolleshunt Knights, Messing, Inworth and Great Braxted

Please contact: The Revd Anne-Marie Renshaw – amlrenshaw@btinternet.com

The Munch Club Colchester

call 07974 113341 or email maureenpowell1952@yahoo.co.uk

GO4 Social Enterprises Colchester 07531 207677 or pepidepiter@gmail.com


 

Page last reviewed: 3 April 2020