Cost of living support

Food and fuel

There are a few ways you can access food and fuel.

Citizens Advice Southend may be able to help with food vouchers or to access with assistance for switching fuel provider and reviewing hardship.

The Essential Living Fund may be able to help with short term one off emergencies with a food and fuel award.

Foodbanks give free food to people who are struggling financially. Visit the Trussell Trust to find a foodbank near you.

One Southend food provision map on this page - food and provision support - One Southend

The Salvation Army also offers emergency assistance to people in need.

Family Action, who run our local family centres are running weekly Food On Our Doorstep (FOOD) clubs which provide good-quality food at a low cost, while also reducing food waste.

These voluntary and community organisations can help you to access support with food, fuel and essential items. You get help by contacting the organisation directly.

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