Help with food

If you are struggling to afford or access food, the Helping Hand team can give support and make referrals on your behalf to a local food bank.

You can also use the Bucks Online Directory to find organisations in your area who can help you with food. Many of these organisations are providing food and meals during the school holidays.

Other sources of help with food

Apply for free school meals: Families on low income can apply for free school meals for their children.

All Together Community Fridge Chalfont St Giles: Make surplus food available for free to reduce food waste. For details email: [email protected]

Big Community Takeaway : Local community organisations offering hot meal deliveries.

Buckinghamshire Family Information Service: Information about benefits and schemes to help families on low incomes.

Buckinghamshire Online Directory: Find local foodbanks and schemes that can help you with food.

Chesham Community Fridge: Make surplus food available for free to avoid food waste. No referrals required

Healthy Start: If you're pregnant or have a child under the age of 4 you could be eligible for help in buying food and milk.

Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme: Eligible children and young people can enjoy free, high quality holiday activities and experiences, with each session including a free meal.

House of Mercy: A local church offering hot meal deliveries.

Too good to go: Lets you buy and collect food that would otherwise go to waste at cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops and manufacturers – just because it hasn’t sold in time. Download the app to get started.

Wycombe Community Friendly Fridge: Sharing food locally and reducing waste. No referrals required.