Food banks provide a minimum of three days’ emergency food to people in crisis, alongside additional support.
Food banks work with frontline professionals to identify people who need support and give them a food bank voucher. These professionals include local agencies like Family Hubs, housing associations, advice services, and social care, who are best placed to assess need.
Once someone has been referred, they can exchange their voucher at their nearest food bank for an emergency food parcel containing a minimum of three days’ nutritionally balanced food. Your nearest food bank can be found on the map below or by visiting the Coventry Foodbank website
Food banks are designed to provide short-term, emergency support with food during a crisis. They aim to relieve that immediate pressure by providing food, but also offer additional support so that people don’t need to use the food bank again in the future.
Definition of a Social Supermarket, Grub Hub or Food Hub: In Coventry, the Coventry Food network has an established network of 15 social supermarkets who provide support to local residents who find themselves in difficult or challenging circumstances. Social Supermarkets, also known as Grub Hubs or Food Hubs offer discounted food parcels typically £25 worth of food for a cost of a £5 membership per week. They all have some criteria to ensure they are helping those who need it most.
Unlike a Food bank, you don’t need a voucher and you can self-refer. Your nearest Social Supermarket can be found using the map below.