As more people become affected by COVID-19, lots of local organisations are offering help and support for their local communties.
Food Box Scheme
The Department for Communities (DfC) has launched a new weekly service to deliver food boxes to the most vulnerable in society during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The boxes are to be delivered directly to the door of:
- vulnerable people who have been notified to shield by their GPs and who cannot afford food and do not have access to local support networks
- those who are not shielding, but are in critical need of food. This means those who cannot leave their homes and who have no other means of accessing food, through for example, their families or friends and other means such as online food delivery, or who are in severe financial hardship related to this crisis.
|If you are in one of the above categories, to receive a food box, you can call or email Advice NI:
T: 0808 802 0020 (Open 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week)
The Council is supporting the distribution of food books via this referral process.
When we receive a referral, a member of our dedicated staff team will make contact by phone with the person who has been referred, and then contact the relevant community or volunteer group to organise the collection and delivery of food boxes.
For further information about the scheme, visit Department for Communities Food Box Scheme.
You'll find a list of local food banks below - and if you'd like to add your organisation's details, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Food Banks
Please note that these services are intended to support the most vulnerable in our community, including those who are at risk or self-isolating. If you are able to do your own shopping, please do so, observing the latest advice about the frequency of your shopping and the need to maintain social-distancing.