Information for refugees
The following information is intended for refugees without recognition as asylum-seekers or as refugees (people before the start of the asylum procedure, in the middle of the asylum procedure or people whose deportation has been suspended). Refugees who have been recognized as asylum seekers or refugees can find the information relevant to them on the remaining pages of the guide, which is intended for all migrants.
Below you will find inexpensive and free ways to get food, clothing, tableware and furnishings. In some of the shops, you need a confirmation from the Office for Migration and Integration that you are receiving benefits under the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act, combined unemployment and welfare benefits (ALG II) or the like. With this confirmation, some shops will also give you a customer card, which you must present with every purchase.
Freiburg Food Bank
Food and drugstore items (handed out for a small amount of money with customer card)
Issue of customer card: Mo und Di 10-11.30 Uhr; Mi und Do 15-16.30 Uhr
Note: Only people who have a possibility to cook by themselves are allowed to shop at the Freiburg Food Bank. People living in a refugee centre that provides the meals cannot buy food here.
Clothing Store, Freiburg Social Work Association
Clothing and tableware (handed out for free with customer card)
Issue of customer card:
Di 14-17 Uhr
Clothing Store, German Red Cross
Clothing (Condition: presentation of confirmation from the Office for Migration and Integration, see above)
Mother and Child Support Circle
Clothing up to size 128 for babies and children (free, condition: presentation of ID and proof of income)
Spinnwebe – Second-Hand Centre, Protestant Church Social Services (Diakonie)
Household goods, clothing and furniture
Fairkauf – Used Goods Department Store, Catholic Church Social Services (Caritas)
Clothing, furniture and other used goods
S'Einlädele Freiburg, City Mission
Clothing, household goods, household linen
Hand-2-Hand, City Mission
Household goods, electrical appliances, furniture, books