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Below are links to local food banks, charities and organisations who can advise and give support.

For more information on the cost of living, including the location of Warm Welcome hubs, advice on energy/household bills, child related costs and help with budgeting visit our dedicated cost of living area.

Food and baby banks

Black Country Food Bank

Black Country Food Bank helps individuals and families in crisis by providing three days of emergency food supplies, while developing a longer-term solution.

Telephone: 01384 671250 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm)
Facebook: @blackcountryfoodbank

Brierley Hill Baby Bank

Brierley Hill Baby Bank – The Baby bank was set up to support families with baby essentials. They provide packs containing necessary items relevant to age and need, from 25 weeks of pregnancy up to two years of age.

Telephone: 07930 073077
Facebook: @brierleyhillbabybank

The Giving Hands Mission

The Giving Hands Mission Operating in Brierley Hill, they provide housing, clothing and food support

Telephone: 01384 731876

Healthy Start 

Healthy Start - 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, milk and collect free vitamins.

Telephone: 0300 3302090

St Thomas Community Association

St Thomas Community Association – Supporting families in the St Thomas area, the Sledmere Community Centre runs a local foodbank, for which no referral is needed.

The foodbank is open Wednesday, 5pm to 7pm, and Sunday, 11am to 1pm.

Facebook: @StThomas

Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks. Visit their website to find a foodbank near you.

Telephone: 01722 580180
Facebook: @Trussell

Further Support

Job Centre Plus

Job Centre PlusFor information and support on finding a job, checking an existing claim or making a new claim.

Telephone: 0800 169 0190

Welfare Rights Team at Dudley Council

The Team at Dudley Council look at the benefits that an individual is claiming and helps support you in exploring whether there are any other benefits that you could be entitled to.

Telephone: 01384 817423


CHADD (Dudley Charitable Housing Association) is a small, community-based charitable association that provides services for people in Dudley who may be experiencing:

  • crisis or challenging transitions
  • homelessness
  • domestic abuse
  • challenges with independent living.

Telephone: 01384 456465
Facebook: @CHADD

Castle and Crystal Credit Union

Castle and Crystal Credit Union - Credit Unions are not-for-profit financial co-operatives that provide a safe, convenient place for members to save money and access loans at reasonable rates. Loans tend to start at £250 and go up to £10,000.

Telephone: 01384 815771
Facebook: @CastleCrystalCreditUnion