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GroceryAid: Helping Those In Need

GroceryAid is the charity that helps people across the whole of the grocery industry. We currently help more than 7,000 beneficiaries from the largest factory to the supply chain and through to the smallest store and will spend well over £3M on welfare support this year.

We can help in many different ways:

  • a quarterly payment for those who are struggling to get by
  • an emergency grant to help with a short term crisis
  • essential household appliances
  • mobility items that bring independence
  • the Welfare Helpline (08088 021122) for free confidential advice and support

We also offer our freephone confidential Welfare Helpline that is available 24/7 to assist callers across a wide range of subjects, from financial to personal issues. For people who prefer not to call in, there is a web-based range of self-help tools and advice, including online chat.

The Welfare Helpline covers key areas, such as:

  • financial support, including benefits information
  • personal issues, including family, children and relationships
  • career support
  • health and mental health issues
  • legal issues
  • counselling (telephone and online) for people who have experienced incidents which are harmful or threatening

It is thanks to companies throughout the industry who support our national and regional events that we are able to look after current and former colleagues and their dependants.

If you would like to hear more about our work and how you can become involved, then please visit GroceryAid at, email or call 01252 875925.

GroceryAid is the trading name of the National Grocers Benevolent Fund. A Registered Charity Reg. No 1095897 (England & Wales) & SCO 39255 (Scotland). A company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales No 4620683.