English summary

As Voedselbank Katwijk, we provide support when needed to residents of Katwijk (i.e. the villages Katwijk, Rijnsburg and Valkenburg). All you have to do is to submit the form below, so we could get in touch with you. As a first step we will do a financial check.  Basically fixed costs are subtracted from your income. You qualify to become our client when your remaining expendable amount is lower than the norm (which depends on the number of members of your family). This so-called “food bank norm” applies nationwide and is updated every year.
Every Friday afternoon our clients pick up their groceries. Next to the free supply of food we do offer free of charge hairdresser services. Furthermore we do offer a free clothing package. For underage children there are several extras as well.
For more information, please contact us via klanten@voedselbankkatwijk.nl or +31 6 42 45 39 42 (every Thursday & Friday between 09.00-17.00h).

Frequently asked questions

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Can I use the Food Bank?

National guidelines apply. Single person households could make use of a Food Bank in case of the expendable budget is 315 euros per month or less after deduction of fixed expenses such as rent, water, energy and insurance. For household consisting of more people, that amount increases by 115 euros per extra person. This is regardless of the age of the family member.

We can only help inhabitants of the municipality of Katwijk. When you live elsewhere you can apply to the Food Bank in your municipality.

In case you have questions and consider to apply for our support, you can call 06 42 45 39 42 on Thursdays and Fridays between 09.00-17.00. This number is only for question about applications.

How long can I use the Food Bank?

We help when needed. This is often temporary, with a maximum of 3 years. Twice a year, we are obliged to check whether our clients’ financial situation has changed and whether they can still use the Food Bank.

Is there a calculation example?

A family consisting of 2 parents with 2 children (aged 11 and 19) starts with a initial amount of 315 euros per month. This amount includes the head of the family. For each of the other family members an amount of 115 euros is added, hence 315 + 3 x 115 = 660 euros per month. When this family, after deducting all fixed expenses from their gross income, has left less to spend than 630 euros per month, they are elegible to make use of the Food Bank within their local municipality.

What happens after I have applied?

A member of our customer team will contact you a.s.a.p. and make an appointment for an intake interview. You will be asked to bring your bank statements for the last 3 months to this interview. These are the bank statements of all those living in your home who are 21 years old or older. The bank statements will be used to determine how much you have left over net per month after deducting fixed expenses. On the basis of this net disposable amount combined with the number of people belonging to your household, we can  determine whether you qualify to become a client of the Food Bank. This financial test is repeated every six months.

How do you handle my private data?

Your personal data and bank statements (for the last 3 months) are only viewed by our customer team. Your contact details and a summary of your income & expenses will be recorded in your personal file. This information is not transferred to any third party and is kept in accordance with the GDPR (i.e. the European privacy legislation). As soon as this data is no longer needed, the data stored will be deleted. During the intake interview, we will mutually sign this commitment.

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