The Forest Foodbank is OPEN, we are here for YOU

We will feed anyone who needs us no matter who you are or what walk of life you come from, it doesn’t matter if you are a single person, a couple or a family we are here for you.

Until we have an end in sight for the need for our service to our community we have to work closely with the agencies in The Forest of Dean to help with your immediate crisis but also help you to access a more long term solution. To access a food parcel you do need to be referred by an approved agency. There are a number of agencies we work with but you can also check with your child(s) school or your local church, they will be more than happy to refer you if you need help with food. Some of our agencies require you to be registered with them to access an e-referral.

To access agencies who can refer you to click our ‘Get Help’ button go to vouchers (https://theforest.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/how-to-get-help/). Call any of these agencies and they will do an e-referral for you.

Each agency as an area of expertise please approach the one who fits your crisis.
Contact the agency for an e-referral and they will sign post you to help with your particular needs. If you need toiletries or dog/cat food please ask them to add. Fuel vouchers are subject to availability.
E-referral is placed and you will be able to collect in person from Cinderford or Coleford Distribution Centres will be open for food parcel collections

Tuesday 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Regents Hall, Bath Place, Lydney.

Wednesday 10.00am – 12 noon

The Salvation Army, Broadwell

Thursday 1.00pm – 3.00pm

The Forest & Wye Community Church, Parragate Road, Cinderford

Real Stories

“The foodbank was a lifesaver.” Your support is helping us to change lives.

About the Foodbank Network

The Trussell Trust supports communities and churches to open foodbanks across the UK.

About our foodbank

Here is an introduction to our project.

How foodbanks work

Providing emergency food to people in crisis.