Essential food provision

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In an emergency, please contact Salford Assist who may be able to offer you short term assistance with essential food provision if you are in a crisis, emergency or major disaster situation as well as referral routes to longer term support.

Check to see if you meet Salford Assist's eligibility criteria and fill out an online application form or contact the team on 0800 694 3695.

  • Pregnant women and people with a child under four who are on certain benefits can get help to buy healthy food, infant formula and milk. Visit the Healthy Start webpage for more details or call the Healthy Start Helpline on 0345 607 6823. Citizens Advice Salford can help you apply.
  • Check if your child is entitled to free school meals. Children and young people in reception, year one and year two qualify no matter what your income is. For general enquires, you can use the free school meals contact form to find out more.
  • Children and young people aged four to 16 who are eligible for free school meals can access a range of fun free activities this winter through Salford Winter Holiday Fun. Activities will run on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December 2022 and include baking and cooking, arts and crafts, sports, music and more. All sessions also include lunch.
  • There are a range of helpful tips and recipes available to save money by avoiding food waste through the Love Food, Hate Waste.
  • The BBC have also put together a selection of budget recipes and advice around making the most of your food budget
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