Cost of Living

Help with food

Community Food Aid Providers can help if you can’t afford the food you need.

Some are food banks, and they might need you to be referred by another organisation, such as Citizens Advice. Some might provide meals at certain times or others you can just drop in and buy a basket of food for a pound or 2.

You can find out how to get help from community food aid providers.

You can apply for free school meals if your child attends a Hull school or sixth form on a full-time basis.

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 and milk through Healthy Start.

If you are eligible, you will be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. We’ll add your benefit onto this card every 4 weeks.

Nurture Hull

Nurture Hull is a campaign to encourage individuals and organisations to take direct action in support of healthy and sustainable food.

View Nuture Hull locations on MyMaps under the Local Information - Food Access Points tab.

Support during School Holidays

There is a huge range of activities that are free of charge. These are for children and young people across the city.