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Leicester Food Bank Plus

by Dec 20, 2018RP Projects0 comments

Leicester Food Bank Plus

In partnership with Feeding Britain and Feeding Leicester, Reaching People are delivering this exciting Big Lottery funded ‘Pathways Out of Poverty’ project that is now up and running. Leicester Food Bank Plus is one of four pilot projects across England and is providing information and advice to clients of four local community food projects: B-Inspired’s Braunstone Foodshare; Christ the King Church, Beaumont Leys; the Emerald Centre; and Mosaic Food Bank.

The project ensures that people accessing these emergency food services have on-site access to quality information, advice and case advocacy to support them to tackle the issues that made them vulnerable to hunger.

We also provide information on Healthy Start Vouchers to help those who are eligible. A list of accepting retailers can be found here

The Leicester Food Bank Plus Project is:

  • Providing a weekly information and advice session, delivered by a professional advice worker, in each location.
  • The advice worker also trains, supports and monitors the volunteers, ensuring the quality of the advice provided, and works directly on the more complex cases.
  • Training community volunteers, who may have direct experience of food poverty and using emergency food services, to engage with clients and act as a ‘triage’ or gateway service.
  • Developing national support networks with the other 3 pilot projects and the Child Poverty Action Group, to share learning, access peer support, and identify common issues and emerging trends.
  • If you’d like to know more, please contact Mary Collier, the project co-ordinator, at