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Food support services

If you're in financial difficulty and need food, there is help available

Food banks operate around the city and they can offer support by providing emergency food packages. Please check your local food bank to see whether a referral voucher is required.

Have a look at what is available, and who to contact, in your area:

Where to get help in the Coalfields area

Where to get help in the East area

Where to get help in the North area

Where to get help in Washington

Where to get help in the West area


The Bread and Butter Thing - Save over £20 a week on your shopping using this affordable food hub. You'll need to become a member to use the hub but it's free to sign up and book a slot.

Crisis Support can also meet some basic day to day living costs for food, fuel and travel.

If you would like further information, you might find the links below useful:

Healthy Start Vouchers and Vitamins

Sunderland Foodbank

Free school meals - Together for Children

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