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Food Banks

Foodbanks, food provision and meals

Residents of Lancashire who are struggling can turn to independent, not-for-profit food banks, community shops and churches, to get support with food parcels and or meals.

We cannot guarantee the continuing accuracy of the links below and please check the website of the organisation or see if they have a Facebook page before you make contact or turn up.

If you need food in an emergency (same day/next day), you may need to approach one of the organisations who do not require a referral, as some centres who require a referral, are now only open on certain days.

Most organisations have websites and some have Facebook pages with the most up to date information on and you will need to check for any restrictions around COVID-19 or the number of parcels that can be issued.

For any centres that require a referral from us, we will need to ask you personal questions about your living arrangements, your income, ages of children and if you have any pets.

If you need a food parcel from an organisation that requires a referral from us, please contact us on 0808 278 7880 (Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm) or send an online enquiry and we will get in touch with you, usually within two working days.

Click below to find support in your area –

Blackburn with Darwen

Blackburn Foodbank (Citizens Advice referral required)

Blackburn Foodbank Website

Residents can get in touch directly, but Blackburn Foodbank will put the resident in touch with a referral agency to make the referral. Check the website for current arrangements around collection/delivery.

Darwen Food Larder

Chorley

Living Waters Storehouse (Citizens Advice referral required)

Living Waters Church,
33-45 Bolton Street,
Chorley,
PR7 3AB

Opening hours:  Tuesday & Friday 10am-2.00pm


Chorley Help the Homeless 

Matrix House
The Gateway
Friday Street
Chorley
PR6 0AA


Free Meals in Chorley

St Laurence’s Church Refectory offers a free meal service every Monday between 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Chorley United Reformed Church has an “Open Kitchen” every Thursday between 5pm – 6pm

WatchUsGrow at 8 Gillibrand St – Free Lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12pm


Emerging Futures Food Club

Clayton Brook Village Hall

Runs every Thursday and Friday morning

The cost of this is £3.00

South Ribble

St Mary’s Community Centre

Broadfield Drive
Leyland
PR25 1PD

Monday to Thursday 10am – 12pm


New Day Church

New Day Church – Community Shop – for people living in the PR5 5 area only. Referral required. members will pay £2.50 and will choose 10 items from the shop plus short dated bread and produce. The value of the bags will be approximately £15.   

New Day church
Ward Street
Lostock Hall
Lancashire
PR5 5HR


Penwortham Community Centre

Kingsfold Drive,
Penwortham,
Preston,
PR1 9EQ.

Opening hours: Fridays – 9.30am to 12pm.


Brownedge Christians Together Foodbank

A small foodbank run by Brownedge Christians Together. We provide food support to individuals and families in need in Bamber Bridge, Clayton le Woods, Lostock Hall, and Walton le Dale

We offer a warm drink and distribute food on Monday 9:30 to 11:30a.m. at St. Aidan’s Station Road
OR you can collect food bags on FRIDAY 10 to 11a.m. at St. Mary’s Brownedge, Brownedge Road.

We can help those living in Bamber Bridge, Walton le Dale, Lostock Hall and Clayton le Woods.
You can self-refer by email: foodbankbct@gmail.com or phone: 07762 905978


West Lancashire

Ormskirk Foodbank (Citizens Advice referral required)

Residents can get in touch directly, but Ormskirk Foodbank will put the resident in touch with a referral agency to make the referral. Check the website for current arrangements around collection/delivery.


Skelmersdale Foodbank (Citizens Advice referral required)

Residents can get in touch directly, but Skelmersdale Foodbank will put the resident in touch with a referral agency to make the referral. Check the website for current arrangements around collections. We provide three day nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis.

This is a collection only service from the following locations and at the times indicated.

Mon – 10:00-12:00 (The Ecumenical Centre)
Tues – 10:00-12:00 (Oak House)
Weds – 10:00-12:00 (Trinity Church)
Thurs – 10:00-12:00 (The Ecumenical Centre and Burscough Methodist Church)
Fri – 10:00-12:00 (Oak House)
Sat – Closed
Sun – Closed


Digmoor Foodbank

Evermoor Hub,
1 Birleywood,
Skelmersdale,
WN8 9HR.
This foodbank is open  2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Wyre

The Pantry (Former Fleetwood Hospital)

Tel: 07467 498406


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