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Dandy's open Foodbank to help struggling families in North Wales & Chester

Dandy's open Foodbank to help struggling families in North Wales & Chester

Following the English Government's decision not to help feed school children during school holidays, we have decided to play our part and try to help those families in our local community by opening a food bank at our Landscape Supplies Centre on Sealand Rd, Chester, CH1 6BS.

Open: EVERY FRIDAY 3pm - 5pm

Address: Dandy's, Sealand Road, Chester CH1 6BS

There is a bus stop outside, route 10 and 10A (Chester > Flint/Holywell). 

Important - Our Foodbank works using a voucher referral system.

In order to get help from our Foodbank, you will need a voucher issued by local agencies.



Where can I get a Foodbank Voucher?

In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation, we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. Please get in contact with one of the following agencies who will be able to advise you:

  • Flintshire Single Point of Access (SPOA) on 03000 858 858
  • Citizens Advice (CAB) on 0808 278 7923





What’s in a typical food parcel?

A typical food parcel contains a minimum of three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable, tinned and dried foods that have been donated by the local community. A typical food parcel includes: breakfast cereal, soup, pasta, rice, pasta sauce, baked beans, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, instant mash, UHT milk, tea, coffee, sugar, tinned dessert and biscuits. Some foodbanks also provide fresh produce if they are able to.

Can the parcel be adapted to special dietary requirements?

Our foodbank can usually adapt your food parcel to suit your dietary needs. Just let them know when you arrive with your voucher. We can provide specific parcels for a range of needs including people with diabetes, gluten intolerance, vegetarians and halal. We will also endeavour to adapt your parcel to accommodate any food allergies you indicate.

Will the food parcel cater for my whole family?

Our foodbank will adapt your food parcel according to the number of adults and children indicated on your voucher. They will also endeavour to provide foods that are age appropriate and in suitable quantities for your children. We can sometimes offer baby foods, but not SMA milk.

I have a baby, can you help with supplies of nappies and baby food?

Our foodbank usually carries a small stock of nappies and baby foods, which we can add to your parcel. Please let the foodbank know when you arrive if you need additional items for your baby. We will also signpost you to local provision of further support where possible.

Can I view your policies?

Yes- to view our policies please visit Flintshire Foodbank Policies.

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