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If you need help from our foodbank you will need to contact one of the approved agencies


The Forest Foodbank are changing the way they operate.

With effect from Monday 1st February 2021 you will no longer be able to obtain food parcels by directly contacting The Forest Foodbank Helpline – the line has been disconnected. 

If you need a food parcel you must  contact one of the agencies below who will be able to assist you with obtaining a food parcel.  If you live in Newent you will need to contact The Lord’s Larder on 07944590520 and for NP postcodes (i.e. Chepstow, Sedbury, Beachley, Tutshilll and Tidenham) you will need to contact the Chepstow Foodbank 07931911869.

If you require help with your gas or electricity please tell the agency so that they can inform the Forest Foodbank

CCP (Green Square) Gloucestershire Community Based Support – Cinderford, Coleford and Lydney Debt, Housing, Budgeting 0300 365 2002

FODCAB – North and West Gloucestershire Citizens Advice Low Income 0300 330 9006

Community Wellbeing Service Low Income, Social Care, Debt, Housing 01594 812447

FODDC – Housing Housing Only available to clients already working with the Housing Team

Salvation Army Low Income, Social Care, Debt 01594 839106

FoD Families Children’s Assessment Teams Social Care 01452 426565

Chepstow and District CAP Debt Centre Debt 7539477286 8003280006

Coleford Area Partnership (was The Drop In) Low Income, Social Care 01594 836469

Christians Against Poverty Low Income, Social Care 07811 906 993

GDASS – Supporting victims of domestic abuse Designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. 01452 726570
Email: [email protected]

Two Rivers Housing Housing 0800 316 0897

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