Access to food

Overview

If you cannot leave your home to get food in store, or cannot afford to purchase food, there are a number of ways you can get support. The voluntary sector in Sutton will continue to work alongside Sutton Council to continue to distribute food in urgent and complex cases. 

If you are having difficulty getting food

Ask someone you trust to shop for you

Speak to a family member, friend or neighbour you trust. 

Volunteer shoppers

Volunteer Centre Sutton who are supported by volunteers, are offering help to people who are struggling to get out, self-isolating or vulnerable. Volunteers can shop for you, or help you shop and find delivery slots online. The service is free, however you will need to pay for your food through the Neighbourhood Volunteers shopping programme.

NHS Volunteer Responders

Support will continue to be available through the NHS Volunteer Responder Scheme, which can support collecting shopping and medication. 

Call 0808 196 3646 between 8am and 8pm to arrange support or speak to your health care professional for transport support.

Sutton Community Hub will help you access food

Get in touch with us via our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) online form or phone number, if your request is urgent. Our details are available on our How to ask for Help page

When you get in touch, we will direct you to a service that can support you to access food. This may include a referral to the Sutton Foodbank, a charity in Sutton who can deliver food in an emergency situation.

Foodbank vouchers

To use the Sutton Foodbank, you will need a foodbank voucher. Many organisations in Sutton can provide vouchers. You can speak directly to them, without going via Sutton Council’s help pages. 

The vouchers can be obtained from organisations and teams including Citizens Advice Sutton, Sutton Carers Centre (unpaid Adult or Young Carers), Encompass, Sutton Housing Partnership, Social Services, Inspire, Sutton Uplift, and the Welfare Reform Team.

Changes to the way Sutton Community Hub will help you access food 

If you have any concerns about your access to food, get in touch with us via our How to ask for Help page.

 

Below is a list of supermarkets you can contact for access to deliveries, food boxes and updates.