Foodbank Vouchers from Trafford CIL
Trafford CIL works in partnership with St Alban’s Church, Altrincham, The Foodbank Network and The Trussel Trust, enabling us to offer foodbank vouchers to those in need.
How We Can Help
As a foodbank voucher distributor, we are able to issue vouchers to clients experiencing financial difficulty for a number of reasons. These include: Awaiting benefits payments/decisions; Debt; Awaiting wages; Domestic Violence and Homelessness.
These vouchers are issued by staff at our centre on an individual basis, and to enable us to issue these we will complete a short form with the client.
You will then be given a voucher to attend a local foodbank distribution centre, where you will be able to collect enough food for three days (vouchers are either for individuals or a family of four).
Each voucher is worth £28. The number of vouchers we can issue per individual is minimal, and will depende entirely upon circumstances, need and availability.
To request a voucher, please speak to the member of staff you regularly deal with at the CIL (eg: an advocate, life coach or broker). Alternatively, you can call our reception on 0161 850 0645, or pop into the centre where a member of staff will be able to support you.
Making a Food Donation
We are able to collect food items on behalf of the food bank. Please see below for details of food donations that we can cannot accept.
We can collect dried food, tinned food and cereals – basically, anything with a good shelf-life. This list includes things like:– Milk (UHT/powdered)– Sugar (500g)– Fruit Juice (carton)– Soup– Pasta Sauces– Sponge Pudding (Tinned)– Tomatoes (Tinned)– Cereals– Tea Bags/Instant coffee– Instant Mash Potato– Rice/Pasta– Tinned Meat/Fish– Tinned Fruit– Biscuits/snack bars.
We sadly can’t collect anything perishable as the foodbank cannot guarantee storage/distribution in time of these items. This list includes things like:– Fresh fruit and veg– Alcohol– Fresh milk– Bread– Frozen items– Out of date items– Damaged Tins or Packets– Opened items