Do You Need Help?
The Food Bank may be able to help you through a difficult patch by providing three days of free food, per week, for a limited period.
Talk to someone who you know from among the following professionals who can assess your needs and provide you with a referral to the Food Bank so that we can help.
Social Housing Officer
Midwife or Doctor
London Borough of Waltham Forest Officer
An Officer of any Religious Institution
Credit Union Officer
Trades Union Officer
Local Political Party Officer
Officer of any other Welfare Institution.
Sorry, we do not take self referrals.
How to Refer
Download the Eat or Heat Food Parcel Referral Form Word Version
Download the Eat or Heat Food Parcel Referral Form PDF Version
Complete the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can refer a client up to three times in a six month period. Each referral allows the client to collect on four consecutive weeks. On the fourth week, we will inform the client that they need a new referral. We are very busy so it can take up to three working days to process a referral. (Please note, we usually process them much faster than this.)
Each collection will provide the client with three days of emergency food aid.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CLIENT DIRECTLY TO US WITH THE REFERRAL.
We will text the client once we have processed the referral, letting them know when and where to come to collect.
THE CLIENT SHOULD NOT ATTEND THE FOOD BANK UNTIL THEY HAVE RECEIVED A TEXT FROM US
If you have any questions, including if you are eligible to refer, please call us on : 0800 772 0212