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Household support fund

Applications for the household support fund are now paused. Please come back and check this website for when the scheme will re-open.

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There are many groups with support and advice for people managing their food needs on a tight budget.

Food banks

Food banks help individuals and families in crisis by providing emergency food and offer supplies. Referral may be required.

Price cut food


Many café’s have special offers to help people with the cost of living


Asda is running a ‘Kids eat for £1' offer that has no need to buy an adult meal at the same time. 

They have also launched a scheme where those aged 60 and over can enjoy soup, a roll and unlimited tea and coffee for £1. This is available in any of its 205 cafes throughout November and December.


Morrisons has a permanent ‘Kids eat free' offer for every adult meal purchased over £4.99.


Sainsbury’s has ‘feed your family for a fiver’ advice. This provides customers with cheap meal ideas


Tesco's ‘Kids eat free' scheme allows parents to claim a free kids meal worth up to £3.25 on weekdays during school holidays.

The meal can be claimed with any purchase in the cafe. You must be a Clubcard holder to take advantage of the offer.

Harry’s Café - The Connect Project

65A High Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3AB

Pay as you feel brunch

  • Monday 9am - 1pm.

This includes a surplus Food Market - Pay as you feel.

Telephone 01384 262114

Additional Advice

Please also look out for offers across, shops, restaurants and pub restaurants. Many have special menu offers across school holidays.

Where to get a meal

Interest-free food loans

Iceland has launched an interest-free loan scheme to help families pay for food over the school holidays.

Iceland Food Club allows customers on a low income to apply for a pre-loaded card of between £25 and £75. Repayments are set at £10 a week. It is important to understand there are risks with taking out credit. You should make sure you understand how repayments work.

Cooking classes

High Oak Youth and Community Centre

34 High Oak, Dudley, Brierley Hill DY5 4LA

Cooking class

  • Tuesday 11am - 1pm

Contact Angela Edwards

Top Church Training / Connect Project 

30-32 High Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3AE

Cooking sessions

  • Thursday 3.30pm - 5pm

Contact Simone Rudge

Free food apps

Healthy Start Scheme

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.

If you’re eligible, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. The NHS will add your benefit onto this card every 4 weeks.

You can use your card to buy:

  • plain liquid cow’s milk
  • fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables
  • fresh, dried, and tinned pulses
  • infant formula milk based on cow’s milk

You can also use your card to collect:

Healthy Start vitamins – these support you during pregnancy and breastfeeding vitamin drops for babies and young children – these are suitable from birth to 4 years old