Last updated:

6th February 2024

Help accessing food

Healthy start

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.

If you’re eligible, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. 

You can use your card to buy:

  • plain liquid cow’s milk
  • fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables
  • fresh, dried, and tinned pulses
  • infant formula milk based on cow’s milk

You can also use your card to collect:

  • Healthy Start vitamins – these support you during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • vitamin drops for babies and young children – these are suitable from birth to 4 years old

Apply for Healthy Start vouchers

View the food map

Our food map has locations and options for help with food. This includes:

  • Crisis support like foodbanks
  • Topping up your weekly shop and helping reduce the borough’s food waste through SHARE Wokingham, offering end of life fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and more
  • Lunch clubs and community kitchens
  • Apps for end of day food

View food map

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