If you're on a low income and in urgent need, we may be able to help you with a one-off payment for food.
Talk to us first before you buy anything.
You don't have to pay the money back.
You could find yourself in a situation where you've had to pay for an essential cost that means you don’t have enough money to pay for food.
Maybe you’ve had to pay for:
- a doctor's appointment
- dental treatment
- school clothes or materials for your child.
You may also find that you have less income this week because:
- you’ve been off work due to sickness but you’re not eligible for sick pay
- your hours are reduced unexpectedly.