Food Bank

Firstly, well done asking for help!
Never be ashamed, be proud!

Whilst the ongoing financial crisis widens and conrinues, we are here to help you with a much needed food parcel. Please note that we are unable to replace your income. We are able to provide one-off food parcels per household.

NOTE: We ONLY cover B11, B13, B14, B25, B26, B27, B28, B33, B40, B47, B90, B91, B92, B93 & B94. If you are not in this area, please see the alternative ways to get help below.

We provide individuals and families a minimum of 3 days of meals. Our emergency food parcels are not designed to meet long-term needs. Therefore, we also try to provide additional support, such as debt advice, where possible.

A typicaly a food parcel contains:

  • Cereal
  • Soup
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce
  • Lentils, beans and pulses
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tea/coffee
  • Tinned fruit
  • Biscuits
  • UHT milk
  • Fruit juice

When available we also supply toiletries and hygene products upon request. Please ask when collecting.

One the form below has been submitted, you will receive an email and text confirming we have received your request. Our team will then get to work to confirm your request to collect your food parcel at the time you chose as soon as possible. Once it has been confirmed you will receive another email and text to let you know it is confirmed, then you can come and collect your parcel at your chosen time. If there is any issues with the time you selected, our team will contact you to see if we can find an alternative suitable time. The confirmation email and text will also receive a link to Google Maps so you can find us.

To find another food bank near you, you can have a look at the following resources:

Independent Food Aid Network:

Birmingham City Council:

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council:

There is also help available for debt or money management on the Independant Food Aid Network’s Cash First leaflet for Birmingham:

We have a page dedicated to just Best Before (BBE) dates! Head here to find more information.

Community Essentials

55-57I Warwick Road, Olton, Solihull, B92 7HS

(Accessible via Masons Way)


If you are unable to collect please do not put a request in. We will state here if/when delivery is available, it all depends on volunteer availablilty. If you have put a request in already, please contact us asap by either replying to the confirmation email, or on our website to let us know so we do not waste precious resources and time.