'Worrying About Money?' cash first referral leaflets are co-designed as straightforward resources both for people facing money worries and support workers.
Gloucestershire Food and Farming Partnership are a collaborative partner network formed by harnessing the voices, passion and expertise of institutions, organisations, businesses, groups and communities across the region to build and champion a sustainable food and farming future for the county of Gloucestershire.
The food system sits at the very heart of our society and affects everything we do from health and wellbeing to leisure and cultural life.
The evidence is clear, the food we eat, what we produce and the way we produce it has significant impact on human health and our precious environment.
Our partner network will collaborate to deliver on this vision, always seeking to establish a unified approach throughout the ecosystem, where the interconnections become visible and more clearly understood.
This will enable stakeholders across the county to streamline their efforts, prioritise initiatives and engage in positive collaboration to create impact and cultivate change around food.
Gloucestershire is not alone in its endeavour, many counties and regions across the United Kingdom have recognised their food and farming system must radically change.
This requirement for cultural and systemic transformation is now recognised at national level within the National Food Strategy. Focussed initiatives are developing both nationwide and indeed worldwide to instigate change.
The picture of those that influence Gloucestershire’s food system is complex, which highlights why the potential benefits of successfully aligning public policies and resources are so great.
Please Note this is the main office of the Food Bank and we are open for donations only, we do not offer collections from this site. Collections and deliveries are available from our other sites across the district
At our sites around the District we offer support from Citizens Advice Foodbank Adviser and other agencies, please contact the main office to find out more about these services or to book an appointment.
Access: Our services can be accessed through the following referral agencies - P3, Help Through Hardship, Cleanslate, Stroud Citizens Advice, Surgeries, Schools
Geographic Area: Stroud District
Opening Days: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Friday
Opening Times: 10am - 4pm
Unit 19 Canal Iron Works, Hope Mills Lane, Brimscombe, Stroud, Glos. GL5 2SH http://strouddistrict.foodbank.org.uk [email protected] 01453 367077 @SD_foodbank www.facebook.com/StroudDistrictFoodbank @strouddistrictfoodbank
Our administrative centre is based in Great Western Road where we organise the packing of emergency food parcels which can be delivered or collected (by appointment only) on the days we are open.
We signpost people to support from other organisations and from April 2023, we will be working more closely with GL Communities to provide a Financial Inclusion service for people referred to us for emergency food with the aim to maximise their income so that they have more money in their pocket.
Access: We work with over 150 agencies including but not exclusively GL Communities, Citizens Advice, CCP, local schools, housing support agencies, Social Services, Local Council, National Probation Service, Domestic Abuse Support Services and several teams within the NHS who identify and refer the individuals and families lacking the funds to purchase food to Gloucester Foodbank for emergency food parcels.
Geographic Area: Gloucester City and immediate surrounding areas including Brockworth, Churchdown, Longford, Twigworth, Highnam, and Hardwicke.
Opening Days: Mon, Weds, Thurs, Friday
Opening Times: 10am - 3pm
The George Whitefield Centre,107 Great Western Road, Gloucester GL1 3NF, UK https://gloucester.foodbank.org.uk/ [email protected] 01452 309683 @GloucesterFbank www.facebook.com/Gloucester Foodbank
Ambient Food Items
Suitable for Vegetarians
Suitable for Vegans
Allergies catered for
Feeding Gloucestershire has been working with the Independent Food Aid Network to roll out 'Worrying About Money' support leaflets across the districts of Gloucestershire