SU FOOD BANK
To help support wellbeing during rising food prices, we are creating a food bank for students to access if they need assistance during this time. The food bank is open to any UOS student who needs some extra help to afford food essentials, all you need to do is reach out to a member of our friendly SU advice team who will set up a referral for you, and arrange a time where you can come and collect your food parcel from the SU discreetly, alongside helpful advice and signposting to other services that can help you.
External Food Banks
Food banks are community organisations there to support people who cannot afford the essential items. If you ned any additional support, you can contact one of the local food banks below:
Citizens Advice Bureau
19 Tower Street, Ipswich
0808 278 7868
If you call or email the CAB, they can refer you to FIND.
Allwell Care company foodbank
"COLLECTION ONLY due to demand.
Please contact us beforehand to arrange a food parcel.
We may not be able to help if you walk in without notice.
Please note: Food parcels are available Monday-Friday only."
Unit 19, Riverside Industrial Park, Rapier Street, Ipswich.
A self-referral can be made, contact: 01473 907695
0.9 miles from the UOS.
Food Bank | Allwell Care (allwellcarecompany.com)
BME African Food Pantry
17 Tower Street, Ipswich
You can email them for a referral at: info @bmesuffolk.org / 07492 691190
BSSG, support for Black and Minorities ethnics in Northwest Ipswich. (bmesuffolk.org)
Ipswich Top Up Shops
You can pop into the Top up shops without a referral. They provide affordable food (£2 a bag) to top up your cupboards and a friendly face:
For more details visit: www.ipswichtopupshops.co.uk
All Hallows Church, Landseer Road, Ipswich - Tuesdays 9.30am-10.30am (1.5 miles from UOS)
St Francis Church, Hawthorne Drive, Ipswich - Saturdays 10am -11am (2.4 miles from UOS)
The Triangle Church, Dickens Road, Ipswich - Wednesdays 9.30am-10.30am (2 miles from UOS)
St Matthews Church, Portman Road, Ipswich - Thursdays 9am-10.00am (2 miles from UOS)
St Mary Le Tower, Tower Street - Wdenesdays 9.00am-10.00am (opening soon)
Whitton Parish Church - Wednesday 11.30am-1pm and 2.30pm
St. Peter's, Stoke Park - Wednesday 1.30pm-2.30pm
St. Thomas, Bramford Lane - Thursdays 11.00am-12.00pm
Safe Harbour Church (St. Helen's )- Thursdays 1.30pm-2.30pm
St John's, Cauldwell Hall Road - Wednesday 2.00pm-3.00pm
St. Michaels & All Angels Church, Martlesham – every second Sunday 1pm
Basic Life Pop up Shops
Trimley Welcome Hall – Mondays from 11am
St. Philips Hall, Wadgate Road, Felixstowe – Tuesdays 11am
St. Pauls Church, Church Road, Old Felixstowe – Thursdays 11am
Basic Life Pop up Shops
The Racing Centre, Newmarket – Thursday 11am
3 Tollgate Retail Park
How to get help | Colchester Foodbank
Lowestoft community church
8 Hadenham Road
How to get help | Lowestoft Foodbank
Reach resource centre
Henderson business centre
51 Ivy Road
0300 365 1123
The Hub (Church of the Nazarene)
0844 288 9618 (Not manned – leave a message and contact telephone number)