Where else can I access free food and support?

We very much hope that you are able to request surplus food from a neighbour via OLIO!

However, in addition to OLIO you might find the following services useful to access food:

UK:

Trussell Trust has network of over 400 foodbanks across the UK and it provides food, help and support to people in need. Find a food bank

Citizens Advice is a free and confidential platform helps with various problems. You can reach them via phone, email or face-to-face. They are in 2,600 community locations in England and Wales. They can help you find and tell you how to use a food bank in your area. Get more information on food banks

Food Cycle cooks and serves 850 tasty, hot meals a week to people in need a week. Find a meal

Next Meal is a site that directs people to nearest charities that provide food and support. Find a meal near you

Gov.uk provides an opportunity to check if your child can get free school meals. Once you enter your postcode you can find out how to apply on your local authority’s website. Apply for free school meals

The Pavement provides addresses and websites of places which offer food/soup runs in London neighbourhoods (London only). Find food now

Casserole has over 7,000 volunteers who serve an extra portion of their home-cooked meals to older neighbours who need it. Request a meal

Meal Makers connects people who love to cook and share food with local elderly neighbours, which provides a chance for a nice meal and a friendly chat. Learn more

USA:

Feeding America has a nationwide network of food banks, which altogether serve 4.3 billion meals each year all over the US. You can find the nearest foodbank by entering your zip code. Find a food bank

Food Pantries is directory of Food Banks, Soup Kitchens, and non-profit organizations committed to fighting hunger. Find a food pantry near you

SWEDEN:

Stadsmissionen helps people in need get food, shelter, and access to shower and laundry facilities. They also provide long-term support. Find out more

Redcross provides help for the homeless by offering a soup kitchen once a month with warm food and clothes. In winter months they open a shelter where it’s possible to get help and food every night.  Find out more

 

If you know of any other services, please let us know so that we can add it to the list. Email us here.