Food and cost of living support in Gloucestershire

Community food cupboards

Free fresh and ambient foods donated by local supermarkets.  Available to all households, no referral necessary, from 9.30am in locations across Gloucester including:

Community canteen at the Long Table Matson

Freshly cooked meals and home made frozen meals from The Long Table Matson in Gloucester, available Monday – Thursday from 8am-2pm.  Also available:

Household support fund

There is a fund available to support households in the most need with food, energy and water as well as other essential items.  You can apply here:  How to apply – Gloucestershire County Council 

Gloucester City Council Cost of Living Fund

With the rise in cost of living, it’s important to know what help and support is available that may benefit you.  Gloucester City Council has put together a list of support available across the city from childcare, to warm spaces and help with energy bills.  You can find out more here:  ​Cost of Living – Gloucester City Council

Warm and welcome spaces

Community venues across Gloucestershire are providing warm and welcome spaces this winter.  Everyone is welcome.  Some venues also offer activities and food as well as warm drinks and the opportunity to chat and meet other people whilst not needing to use your heating and electricity at home!

Further support and advice

For more information and advice on everything from food, to mental health and wellbeing, to employment and money, take a look at the Gloucester Sustaining Futures Newsletter: