Emergency Food Bank

Ashfield Voluntary Action provides an emergency food bank; primarily for the residents of Ashfield and Mansfield, but we will accept referrals for any resident of Nottinghamshire.


The service was developed to support the work of local foodbanks, and whilst these provide an excellent service, many are run by churches or community groups and only have the capacity to open one day a week.

We provide an emergency service so that people can get enough food to tide them over until they can access the food bank in their local area.

Ideally, referrals will be through organisations/agencies such as: Citizens Advice, District Council, the DWP, Framework, Self Help, WAIS etc and referrals are through our simple referral form. We do accept self-referrals, but prefer referrals through organisations wherever possible.

This is a service provided normally on a one-off basis for individuals, but we will accept repeat referrals in exceptional circumstances at our discretion.

We welcome donations to our food bank, please see below for information on what we need.

If you like would to know more about the food bank, or request an electronic copy of our referral form, please contact Sarah Taylor on 01623 555 551 or via email on s.taylor@ashfieldvoluntaryaction.org.uk