Getting a referral
A food crisis is often a symptom of a larger problem. We work closely with a range of agencies in and around Exmouth. These agencies can refer you to the Food Bank for food while they help you to get back on track and address some of the issues you are facing. They will support you with, for example, advice concerning benefits, healthcare or housing.
The agency will email or phone us directly to request a food parcel for you and in this way we can continue to supply food while they work with you.
Here are some examples of agencies who can make a referral to the Food Bank on your behalf:
- Your local Housing Association – through the Tenancy Support Team/Officer
- East Devon District Council
- Exmouth Citizens Advice
- Open Door Centre
- Social Services
- GP/health visitors
- Local churches
- Probation officers
- Local schools
- Children’s centres
See our ‘Useful Agencies’ section to find some key phone numbers and email addresses.