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Lancashire Food Bank Directory

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If you are facing financial hardship, or struggling to afford food during this time, there are many foodbanks available for access in Lancashire.

Some foodbanks require a referral, but others are available without. Check out the list below for more information on each one. 

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Blackburn with Darwen

Blackburn Foodbank (Trussell Trust) – or 01254 67275

The Oaks, Oakenhurst Road, Blackburn, BB2 1SN.

They require a referral from either Citizens Advice, Housing Support Officer, Children’s Centres, Health Visitors, Social Services and some local charities.


Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre

Blackpool Foodbank – or 

If you are in need and would like to enquire about our emergency food parcels, please send us a direct message on Facebook or send an email.


Amazing Graze – or 01253 406152

Amazing Graze Community Café, 44 Bolton Street, South Shore, Blackpool, FY1 6AA

Amazing Graze is striving to support our local community during the pandemic.  Our services have changed to support the elderly, isolated and vulnerable.  Due to complying with government guidelines, we are keeping COVID safe by supporting our community with a hot food takeaway service and food parcels every Tuesday & Friday 6pm-7pm.  OAP deliveries from 5pm-7pm.


Fylde Foodbank - St.Annes (Trussell Trust) – or 01253 727455

The Annex, United Reformed Church, St.George’s Road, St Anne’s, FY8 2AE

Open 10am-1pm Tuesday & Thursday

Referral required from Fylde Citizens Advice on 0300 330 1166


Fylde Foodbank – Kirkham (Trussell Trust) - or 01253 727455

Citizens Advice Office, Moor Street, Kirkham, PR4 2AU

Open 10:30am-2pm Monday & Friday

Referral required from Fylde Citizens Advice on 0300 330 1166


Fylde Foodbank – Warton (Trussell Trust) - or 01253 727455

Warton Village Hall, Church Road, Warton, PR4 1BD

Open 12noon-3pm Wednesday

Referral required from Fylde Citizens Advice on 0300 330 1166


The Mustard Seed Group – or 07724 896073

St.Peter’s Church, Lord Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6DX

Open every Monday night from 6:30pm-9:30pm

The Mustard Seed Group is an outreach service that offers a hot meal/sandwich/tea/coffee and advice that is brought by Adaction and J2R and other self-help associations.


The Pantry (former Fleetwood Hospital) – 

or 07467 498406

Fleetwood Hospital, Pharos Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6BE

The Pantry is the new home for the combined Fleetwood Foodbank and the Mustard Seed, delivered by the Town’s Church of England and Catholic Parishes as Faith in the Community.


Fleetwood Together – 

Food parcel hotline: 01253 774313 or 07903177240

Fleetwood Together provides emergency support with food during the Coronavirus pandemic


Wyre Borough Council – or 01253 891000

Complete their ‘request for support’ form to seek help



The Church on the Street - Pastor Mick Fleming, 07582 776574, or text “Food Parcel” and your address to 07582 776574

21 Alexander Grove, Burnley, BB12 6DJ.

Our work includes food distribution and foodbanks, hot meal services for the homeless at specific locations throughout the week.


Gannow Community Centre - Alan Barnes,

The CVS Centre, 62-64 Yorkshire Street, Burnley, BB11 3BT


Burnley Community Kitchen -

Unit 83 in the Upper Market Square of Charter Walk Shopping Centre

Referral required located on website.


The Cabin - Annette Bailey (

Venice Avenue South West Burnley


Salvation Army – Burnley or 01282 415840

Richard Street, BB11 3AJ


West Craven Foodbank or 07415 186651

Serving Barnoldswick, Earby and the surrounding area.  Our aim is to assist individuals and families as they move from a point of genuine need into a place of hope and opportunity.


Spacious Places -

48 Sandygate, Burnley, BB11 1RN

Working across Burnley & Padiham.  Complete the online referral form and send to Or to discuss a   

referral contact 01282 222030.


Inspiring Grace Foodbank – 

Call 07788270413 or email for an emergency food parcel.

Delivers to Burnley and Pendle


Nelson Community Mosque Foodbank – or 07873282580

Delivering to Burnley and Pendle.  Self-referral form is on the website.


Jamia Masjid Ghausia Foodbank – or 07449559459

Delivering in Burnley



Billie - Community Manager



Living Waters Stonehouse – or 07889 757045

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

Citizens Advice referral required.  Open Tuesday & Friday 10am-2pm

4 referrals per year per household with at least 4 weeks in between each one.  Bring your own bags.


Chorley Help the Homeless – or 01257 273320

Dorothy House, 45 Clifford Street, Chorley, PR7 1SE

A small Independent local charity working hard to support those at risk of, or affected by, being homeless in the Borough of Chorley.


St Laurence’s Church – or 01257 231360

St Laurences Church, Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1EB

Open Monday food served at 5pm.  Open Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday food served at 1pm.

Supporting those in need in the Chorley local community.


Chorley United Reformed Church – 

Chorley United Reformed Church, Hollinshead Street, Chorley, PR7 1EP

Kitchen provides a meal for anyone who needs it every Thursday evening from 5-6pm run in partnership with Chorley Help the Homeless.  Please note:- ‘Need’ is broadly defined, anyone who needs a meal or needs a meal in company for any reason is welcome.  Throughout COVID-19 crisis, we are also distributing pizza provided by Chorley Domino’s on a Wednesday evening at 5pm, also on a takeaway basis.


St.Peter’s Church (In the church meeting room) – or contact Anne Forrest 01257 426328.

St.Peter’s Church, Harper’s Lane, Chorley, PR6 0DX

Open every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 12noon.  The church extends an invitation to meet and eat with others.  All are welcome and they just ask for a contribution of £3 for a 3 course meal.


St.Mary’s Roman Catholic Church – or 01257 262537

St.Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant, Chorley, PR7 2SR

Open Tuesday-Friday 9am-1pm (except Mass times), 2pm-5pm.  Outside these times by appointment only.



Maundy Relief - or 01254 232 328

29-31 Abbey Street, Accrington, BB5 1EN

Serving free lunches 6 days a week Monday to Saturday 12:30-1:15pm.  On Sundays a free curry lunch is served at the Saheli Centre on Charter Street Accrington at 1:15pm.  Food parcels are available from our drop-in centre.


Oswaldwistle Churches Food Bank

Catlow Hall street, Accrington, BB5 3EZ


St Charles Rishton or 07594 478093

Food bank operating from the St Charles Presbytery.

Gt. Harwood, Clayton le Moors, Altham and Rishton.


Lancaster & Morecambe

Morecambe Bay Foodbank (Trussell Trust) – or 01524 932001

Temporarily located at The Platform, The Old Station Buildings, Marine Road, Morecambe, LA4 4DB

Referral required from Citizens Advice required 01524 400404. Delivery service only.


The Olive Branch – or 01524 555715

1 Westbourne Road, Lancaster, LA1 5DB

Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11am-1pm for general enquiries and 1:30pm to 3:30pm for emergency food (NB closed on Tuesday)


West End Impact or 01524 888929

4-10 Heysham Road, Morecambe, LA3 1DG


Salvation Army Morecambe - or 01524 415718

131 Balmoral Road, Morecambe, LA3 1HJ


Eggcup Lancaster or 01524 928027

13-15 Chapel Street, Lancaster, LA1 1NZ


Grace Ministries Morecambe -

37 Yorkshire Street West, LA3 1QE


Lancaster and Morecambe Lions Club food club

St James Hall at Heysham on Thursday nights



Colne Open Door Centre - or 01282 860342

1 Great George Street, Colne, BB8 0SY

Open 9am-12noon


Colne Madina Foodbank – 07788270413

Deliver in Colne



Preston Salvation Army - or 01772 555425

Harrington Street, Preston, PR1 7BN

Open 10am-1pm Monday-Friday.  Referrals required from Citizens Advice, Welfare Benefits, Health Visitor and other support agencies.  If unable, contact the Foodbank directly.


Noor Food Bank –

Noor Hall, Noor Street, Preston, PR1 1QS

Supporting the community every Monday 7am-8am for collections.  Complete the online questionnaire on their website for assistance.


Luv Preston Food Bank –  or 01772 298107

Luv Preston, Suite 212, City House, 131 Friargate, Preston, PR1 2EF

Food parcels are done on a referral basis usually from GP’s, Schools, CAB and other charities and organisations.  If you are in need of emergency food provision you can also contact our office where a brief assessment and self-referral can be done.



The RAFT Foundation - or 

Suite 35 3rd Floor, Hardmans Business Centre, New Hall Hey, Rawtenstall, BB5 6AJ


Haslingden Community Link - or 01706 230116

Bury Road, Haslingden, Rossendale, BB4 5PG

FareShare food from Tesco and Asda on Thursday mornings.

Andrew Mullaney, Development & General Manager, 


Ribble Valley

Clitheroe Foodbank (Trussell Trust) – or 07849 534431

United Reformed Church, Castle Gate (entrance on Shang Street), Clitheroe, BB7 1AZ

Voucher required from either Citizens Advice, CAP Debt Advice, GP Surgeries, Salvation Army, Local Churches, Farming Community Network, Inspire, Children’s Centres, Homestart, Calico Tenancy Support and Ribble Valley Homes


Longridge Foodbank (Trussell Trust) - or 07849 534431

St.Paul’s Church, Church Street, Longridge, PR3 3TN

Voucher required from either Citizens Advice, CAP Debt Advice, GP Surgeries, Salvation Army, Local Churches, Farming Community Network, Inspire, Children’s Centres, Homestart, Calico Tenancy Support and Ribble Valley Homes


South Ribble

St.Mary’s Church – or 01772 455955

Broadfield Drive, Leyland, PR25 1PD

Food parcels are available for the needy for any reason between 10-12 Monday-Thursday.

Run from St.Mary’s Church with support (food & helpers) from our other CTL Churches.  This provides food parcels for the needy.  Anyone can go to the presbytery building (walk past the front of the church to the building facing the road) and just ring the bell on the front door.  Food parcels are available between 10am-12noon Monday-Thursday as that is when the volunteers are there.  The food bank is run on behalf of all the Leyland churches at St.Mary’s.  Anyone can go and there’s no obligation to see the priest.


Penwortham Community Centre –

Kingsfold Drive, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 9EQ

Open Fridays 9:30-12noon


New Day Church – or 01772 461454

Ward Street, Lostock Hall, Preston, PR5 5HR

Citizens Advice referral required.  Covering Lostock Hall, Penwortham, Bamber Bridge, Clayton Brook and Leyland.  Deliveries are currently done on Tuesday and Thursdays.  If referrals are received by Tuesday it is hoped delivery will occur in the Thursday delivery day.


Whitby’s Pantry (your local community food club) – or 01772 760 760

The Intact Centre, 49 Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston, PR2 3YP

Open 9am-3:30pm Tuesday & Wednesday.  £4 is all it costs when you pop into your Local Whitby’s Pantry for a weekly shop.  Join as a member for just £4 a week and access a weekly shop for all your essential food, grocery and toiletry items, worth approximately £25, and check wash week for new stock! Fruit and vegetables are always FREE.


West Lancashire

Ormskirk Foodbank (Trussell Trust) – or 07748 951274

New Church House, Church Street, Ormskirk, L39 3RD

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


Skelmersdale Foodbank (Trussell Trust) – or 07989 052832

The Ecumenical Centre, Northway, Skelmersdale, WN8 6LU

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



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