I have recently finished (in partnership with Voluntary Action Sheffield, Involve Yorkshire and Humber, the Manor and Castle Development Trust and the Yorkshire and Humber PHO) a rapid review of Food Banks in Sheffield, which is available here – Sheffield Food Bank Rapid Review 2013. One of the issues that emerged from this work was that most food banks will only accept referrals from 3rd party agencies.
As Simon Mould – the founder of the Trussell Trust states in an article in the Guardian.
“The trust drew up strict rules to ensure it did not get dragged into doing the state’s job. It would only give out food parcels to clients who come with a voucher given to them by accredited local welfare professionals – teachers, GPs or social workers.”
“Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social…
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