Cost of Living Crisis
How to get help, How to help.
All over the country people are struggling with the increasing cost of food and fuel. This is true in our villages and within our community.
This page is a guide to getting help if you are struggling and if you can help you can scroll down to find out the best ways to help.
Are you struggling with living costs?
If you are struggling to find food for yourself and your family, please do not feel ashamed. We know what it is to feel out of control and to lie awake worrying how to pay the bills.
Do speak to someone
There are people willing to listen without judgement and offer the support you need. We know that worries over money are a key cause of stress and mental ill health, please talk to someone who can help.
Our clergy will listen to you in confidence we will do our best to get you the help you need.
You can ring our office on 01844 291108 – you can speak to someone weekday mornings or leave a message with a name, phone number and where you live.
If you know one of our clergy – please ring us directly.
Everyone is welcome to our free Café in the Park in Stone Recreation Ground,
Every Tuesday and the First Saturday of every month 10am-12noon.
There is always someone to help.
FoodCycle Aylesbury welcomes anyone to attend as a guest and enjoy a FREE hot meal. No need to book. Just turn up on the day!
Aylesbury Vineyard Community Advice Hub
An all ‘under one roof’ advice hub is open on Tuesday mornings to anyone offering advice on issues from housing and benefits to help getting online.
Buckinghamshire Council Helping Hands Support with food, bills and finances
Tel 01296 531 151 Monday- Thurs 9am-5.30pm Friday 9am -5pm
Emergency out of hours team 0800 999 7677
Thame Citizen’s Advice
Tel 0808 278 7907 Mon -Fri 9am-5pm
Aylesbury Citizen’s Advice
Tel: 0808 278 7938 Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm
To get help from Foodbanks
Some of the foodbanks require a referral. You can get a referral from a housing support officer, support worker, health visitor or Citizens Advice or other professionals. We may be able to help.
Thame Food Bank
Food boxes are delivered to homes in our villages.
Tel 0300 201 0212
Mobile 07541 299010
There is also a Community Larder open on Thursdays 2.30pm – 4.30pm in the URC/Methodist Church in the Upper High Street. It has a free café and low-cost food scheme for all.
Vineyard Storehouse – Open Tuesday and Saturday 10am-12pm.
The Vineyard Centre, Gatehouse Close, Aylesbury HP19 8DN
Tel 01296 424440 Monday-Thursday. If no reply leave message.
You will need a referral – ask your support worker, housing association, health visitor etc. to phone or email for you. We may be able to help.
We may be able to pick up food for you from the Storehouse – please ask.
Aylesbury Food Bank – The foodbank works using a voucher referral system, info here.
Collect from various local centres around Aylesbury.
Tel Monday-Thursday 10.30am-5pm 01296 395514
Are you able to help?
Foodbanks need Food, Toiletries and other goods, Money, and Volunteers
Food, toiletries, and other goods
We collect food for the Vineyard Storehouse in Cuddington and Haddenham churches :
Please check what is needed here
Please consider giving money directly rather than buying specially for the Foodbank.
There are also 2 collection points in Stone – the garage and the Methodist Chapel, Eythrope Road.
Foodbanks rely on money to buy food they are short of, pay the energy bills and employ workers enabling efficient working. Donations can be enhanced by Gift Aid.
Consider a one off or regular donation.
You can donate to the Aylesbury Vineyard Storehouse here.
Every Foodbank relies on volunteers for jobs from collecting donations from shops to packing up food boxes.
Contact the Foodbanks listed above directly.