Help with Food for Your Family

Published: 02 May 2020

Taken from Solihull MBC website

Help with food for your family

If you are self-isolating and your family can’t help you to get your food shopping, you may find that there are groups of volunteers on your road and in your neighbourhood that you can ask to help using Facebook and other social media.

The Council’s call centre can help connect you to local community and neighbourhood support or refer you to a local food bank – just call 0121 704 6000. They can also help you to check if you are covered by the NHS scheme for particularly vulnerable people see - Shielding for really vulnerable people on this page.

Some food banks which usually only accept referrals are now allowing people to contact them direct because of COVID 19. To help them observe social distancing they would like people to phone or email rather than visit.

The food banks that operate in Solihull are listed below

Age UK is open Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6pm and can deliver food from 3 – 6pm to the over 70s. They are also offering to do shopping for people with a medical condition or special cultural dietary need. To arrange a food delivery or some shopping, please call 0121 704 7840 or email

Helping Hands is open Monday to Friday, 7am to 9pm and can deliver food from 9am to 5pm. They are concentrating on helping people under 70. To arrange a food delivery please call 0121 711 7300 or email