Local support and coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents, businesses, and communities. The government has announced that England has returned to Plan A. You should continue to protect yourself and others. Find further guidance on GOV.UK.


Find food banks

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



For more information on local food banks and their opening times, visit Colchester foodbank.

How to get a food bank voucher

If you need a food bank voucher, you will need to contact a food bank referral agency.

The agency will take some details from you to complete the voucher application.

They will be able to offer some practical advice and enable the Food bank to prepare the right amount of emergency food, for the right number of people.

Once you have your voucher, you can exchange this for three days of emergency food at your nearest food bank.

See the list of food bank referral agents

Page last reviewed: 29 November 2021