Cost of living support

Food banks

There are a number of services across the borough if you need help accessing free or low cost food supplies. Some services also offer hygiene and cleaning products. Please call ahead and check availability before making your way.

Food vouchers

Food vouchers are available for local people. Please call Citizens Advice Watford’s free dedicated foodbank voucher line on 0800 061 4808 10am to 12pm Monday to Friday.

To claim your voucher in person visit:

St Mary’s Churchyard, High Street, Watford WD17 2BE.

Drop-in hours:  Monday to Thursday between 09:30am and 12:30pm. First come first served.

Contact: 0800 144 8848 or complete their online enquiry form.

Citizens Advice Watford website


Watford Foodbank

Main Warehouse, Unit 5 Empire Centre, Imperial Way, North Watford WD24 4YH

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10am to 1pm

Contact: 01923 804435 or email the Watford Foodbank team

Watford Foodbank website


Watford Foodbank - Wellspring Church

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 2pm to 4pm

Contact: 01923 804435 or email the Wellspring Church team

Wellspring Church foodbank information


Watford Foodbank - South Oxhey Baptist Church

140 Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey WD19 7BX

Contact: 01923 804435 or email the South Oxhey Baptist Church team

South Oxhey Baptist Church foodbank information


Watford Foodbank – St Michaels and All Angels Church

Mildred Avenue, Watford WD18 7DY

Opening times: Wednesday 10:00am to 1:00pm

Contact: 01923 804435 or email the St Michaels and All Angels Chuch team

St Michaels and All Angels Church foodbank information


Watford Foodbank – Christ Church

St Albans Road, Watford WD24 5BD

Opening times: Thursday 10:00am to 1:00pm

Contact:  01923 804435 or email the Chrish Church team

Christ Church foodbank information


Gokula

Hot meals and drinks to take away and foodbank items as available. No referrals required.

Gokula, 65 Market Street, Watford WD18 0PR, (Monday and Thursday 11:00am to 1:30pm)

Meriden Community Centre, Garsmouth Way, Watford WD25 9ET (Friday 10am to 12noon)

Contact: 01923 353289 or visit our Facebook page


Watford Elim Church

Leavesden Road, Watford WD24 5ED

Opening times: Tuesdays to Fridays, Sundays (hot meals) 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact: Call 01923 221544 between 10 and11am to arrange a collection


One Vision

Fresh meals and food delivered. Referrals from professionals including GPs and social workers

Penfold Park St Albans Road Watford WD25 0GB

Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Contact: 01923 372699 or email the One Vision team


Sewa Day

Retail Units 1 and 2, Ground Floor, Multi Storey Car Park, Thomas Sawyer Way, Watford, WD18 0HB

Opening times: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 11:00am to 5:00pm

Contact: Email the Sewa Day foodbank team


Go Dharmic

Distributes hot food every Wednesday between 6:00pm and 7:00pm on the High Street.

Contact: Go Dharmic website

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