The Emergency Food Network is a collaboration of food banks and other organisations providing food to those in need because of food poverty.
The Food Partnership has brought these organisations together to share common problems, learn from each other’s good practice and develop joint solutions.
These meetings have included:
- Mapping food bank & emergency food provision in the city
- Referrals into food banks: how people are referred in and who can refer
- Referrals out of food banks: how people are signposted to advice
- Advice and guidance offered within the food banks and stronger links with other advice services
- Sharing information on increasing demand and how to address this.
Most food banks need a referral you can’t just turn up. Find out how to refer someone to a food bank here.
If you would like to join the Emergency Food Network please email Helen Starr-Keddle on firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Info for people giving out emergency food
Please see resources below for current food banks and hubs.
Health and Safety advice for anyone giving out emergency food: Guidance for Safe Food Handling for voluntary groups during COVID-19 pandemic dated 27.03.20
For anyone considering moving to delivering hot or refrigerated food: Food_takeaway_guidance_FINAL.01
A risk assessment which is not a definitive list, but to be amended and added to a current risk assessment for an organisation: DRAFT Risk Assessment Coronavirus Community Food Hubs
A form which can be used for people working with staff and volunteers: Disclaimer for staff and volunteers