Occasionally, students may suffer a financial crisis with the result that are finding it hard to pay their bills or buy food. These situations can occur for lots of different reasons and so foodbanks work closely with frontline professionals to identify individuals in need of help by using a voucher referral system.

In order to get help from a foodbank you will need to be referred with a voucher. The Student Union Advice Centre is a referral agent for both Coventry and Warwick District foodbanks and will be able to offer you help and advice about your situation and, if necessary, provide you with a voucher for the foodbank.

A foodbank offers a safe, non-judgmental environment, where trained volunteers will provide a listening ear whilst your food parcel is prepared.

A parcel consists of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable tinned and dried foods, which provides at least three days of healthy, balanced meals for individuals and families. Parcels can be assembled to accommodate most students’ requirements.

If you need help and advice to access a foodbank, please contact the Student Union Advice Centre for an appointment.