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Emergency food advice

Discussion in 'Lifestyle, Health & Diet' started by Crazy hamster lady, May 16, 2017.

  1. Crazy hamster lady

    Crazy hamster lady Newbie

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    Hi sorry not sure if you can help my benefits stop i was due pip yesterday which hasn't gone in and I haven't had esa for few weeks I have a anxiety about making phone calls and now I have no way of phoning them no credit. My main problem right now is that have no food I have nothing in my cupboard fridge tiny freezer I can send you list of what I have but I cant think of getting a filling 3 meals a day from them. I'm new to my area so dont know where anything food banks etc are and I can't walk to far (eds/fibro/chronic migraines etc)is there anything you do to help me please sorry I rambled on its very upsetting writing this I'm so depressed don't know what to do
     
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  3. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Forumite

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    There is House of Bread that operate in Stafford - They're based on the Technology Park, which is up the Weston road (past the hospital)

    http://www.hobstafford.co.uk/

    Their facbook page is here https://www.facebook.com/h.o.b.stafford/ if you have internet access send them a message and they may be able to help.

    Do you know where the job centre is in town? It might be worth you popping down and having a chat with them.

    Good luck
     
  4. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Please message me if you need anything getting

    I'm next to useless at shopping but that's still one up from useless
     
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    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    Alee Well-Known Forumite

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    If you can get to the job centre they should give you a crisis loan the same day . It won't be a lot but it will be enough to get food
     
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    Jade-clothing Well-Known Forumite

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    You can also contact Women's Aid in Stafford, they are very good and can give you advice on all sorts of things, I think they also have a food bank
     
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    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    Have you found the help you need @Crazy hamster lady ?

    Tag me - ie use the @ symbol then. type 'With...' that should be enough, click on the name in the box - and it will give me an 'alert', basically a Bat Signal sort of thing. More than happy to give a helping hand if needed.

    Better to have and not need than to need and not have, what?
     
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  9. arthur

    arthur Nixon Garden Neatness

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    Rising Brook Church also has a food bank - they support the community in other things too. They have a furniture project that gives free furniture to people that cannot afford it. Of course, that means that they have to rely on the kind donations of people giving them their unwanted furniture - Please contact me if you have any furniture that could go to someone in need.
    There is also an information and guidance session on Thursday 10 -2 - information on benefits and debts, housing, and family matters. I'm amazed at how much goes on at the church and how much good they do.
     
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