Our food bank works using a voucher referral system. Find out more about how we work.
In order to provide the best help for your situation, we work with local agencies across Wandsworth who refer people they know are in need to us. If your income isn’t covering the cost of food and essentials, they may be able to issue you with a food bank voucher.
Wandsworth Foodbank works with a number of different agencies, such as Citizens Advice Wandsworth, local schools and children’s centres, social services and other teams at Wandsworth Council, GPs and mental health services, and other local charities. If you’re in touch with a local organisation already, try asking them if they can refer to us. To find out more about local agencies who can refer to us, please visit our How to get help page or contact us.
When you contact a food bank referral agency they’ll take some basic details from you to complete an online voucher. This will help them to identify the cause of your crisis and offer practical guidance.
The referrer will email your voucher to our food bank office, and we’ll phone you asap to book you to visit the most convenient food bank welcome centre for you. We also offer a limited number of home deliveries for people who cannot travel to one of our welcome centres, for instance because of disability.
If you’re a referral agency and need to refer someone in financial crisis, please email a completed voucher and the person’s best contact number to [email protected]
If you’re a local agency or charity and would like to become a registered voucher holder for our food bank, please contact us to find out more.