Food Support Signposting in Rochdale Borough

Do you need support with food in Rochdale borough?

Rochdale's Food Solution Network are working hard to ensure food security exists so all people, at all times, have physical access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food. 

In partnership with current food providers, Rochdale Council and Action Together have developed this signposting resource that will help groups, individuals and families get access to food in the borough.

We list the organisations below for your information only. Action Together do not endorse their services. Should you require further information about a specific service provider, please contact them directly.

Should you need any further information and support around food, please contact:

For information across the wider Greater Manchester Borough's please contact:


Organisation Description of Support Contact Details
Rochdale Trussell
Trust Foodbank
Providing three days food for people in crisis presenting with a voucher, Monday-Thursday 10.30am-12:30pm Friday 11.00am-1.00pm at 14-16 Newgate, Rochdale
Saturdays 10:30am-12.00pm at Smallbridge Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Rochdale
Cath Entwistle
Tel: 03001 021646
KYP Pantry Culturally appropriate food and other everyday essentials. Must provide evidence of being in receipt of the following benefits: Universal Credit/Jobseekers Allowance/PIP/Any other Disability Allowance/Pension or a referral from Rochdale Council.
Open Wednesday and Fridays 9:30am-1:30pm,or via appointment - £4 for any 10 items. 
Anzar Ali
Tel: 01706 630140
HMR Circle
Dinner Drivers
Weekly modern take on a ‘meals on wheels’ type service, in partnership with RBH. Taking referrals or residents can just phone in and pay £4.00 in advance. This service is for the over 50’s only and they deliver across Rochdale borough. Mary Burke
Tel: 01706 751165
Rochdale Borough Council -
Prevention Team
The Prevention Team can support with accessing food parcels, information on food pantries and the options available to people who are able to pay for their food but unable to shop.
Anyone supported to access food parcels and food pantries will also be supported to identify solutions to the issues they are facing around their finances in order to be more independent in different areas of their health and wellbeing.
Tel: 0300 303 8886
Rochdale AFC Community Trust -
Dale vs Hunger Food Pantry
Static Bus outside Rochdale AFC
Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm
Tel: 01706 643836
Nigeria Community Association -
Rochdale African Food Bank

African Food Bank will be serving Black Minority Ethnic with culturally appropriate food. Referrals only.
Mondays 11am-2pm. In addition they run a Food Pantry to the wider community which incurs a small cost of £3 or £5 on collection.

Mary Adekugbe
Tel: 07456 136150 Email:

Family Action Food Club
Newbold Children’s Centre
Heybrook Children’s Centre

Our Family Action Food Clubs, located in Newbold Youth Centre and Heybrook Children’s Centre, offer a weekly food club to provide families with a wide range of food from Fareshare at the low cost of £3.50 a box.
This is a non-referral paid service but they do offer a six-week, free referred service as well. You can request a referral form from
The completed form should be returned to the Supporting Families Allocation Panel at: 

Susan Astbury
Tel: 07816 406228

Sanctuary Trust 

Sanctuary’s Sunday Free Breakfast 10am-12pm plus emergency food parcels available to support one off food help provision.

Angie Howarth
Tel: 07711 785131
Email: Email:

Rochdale Soup Kitchen 

Their food service has changed and they are operating Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays 12:30pm-2pm from Champness Hall.
Anyone in need can come to the soup kitchen and will be given a bag of food containing a home cooked meal, tin of soup, bread, cakes, fruit and drinks. 

Tel: 07817 150327

Aspire2Inspire CIC 

Aspire2Inspire CIC run a Food Pantry every Saturday 12pm-2pm. They also provide hot food for families around the borough during the winter period. 

Tel: 07786 273841

Army of Kindness

To help and support others in need throughout the year, meeting at St Andrews Church,Entwistle Road, Rochdale Thursday’s 5:30pm-6:30pm. Hot meals are provided to sit and eat in or they offer a take away service. 

Mohammed Sheraz
Tel: 07940 470705

Morrisons Delivery Service for vulnerable and elderly

Vulnerable customers can now phone up and order a delivery from a list of 47 essential items. Shoppers can choose from a ‘takeaway’ menu of 47 essential groceries with options including milk, butter, eggs, potatoes, pasta, bananas, cornflakes and flour. Other items include, chicken breast fillets, Diet Coke, sugar, chopped tomatoes, toilet roll, ready meals (cottage pie or lasagne), broccoli and bread. Customers will need a bank card or mobile phone to pay for the delivery and can use either chip and pin or contactless.

Morrisons Helpline
Tel: 0345 611 6111 (Select Option 5)


Petrus provide a breakfast service at the Hub, Monday to Friday between 9am-10am for people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. 

Tel: 01706 526289

RBH Pantries

Running three pantries in Smallbridge, Kirkholt and Freehold. Families can attend their pantries and pay £4 to receive 10 food items. Also supplying emergency food packs that will go to those experiencing financial hardship or to people who are engaged with their homelessness service. Open Thursdays 9:30am-12 noon.

Zahida Bashir
Tel: 07531 556697

Awakening Minds

Awakening Minds collaborating with local grassroots organisations, providing weekly hot meal takeaway service and food parcels, to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Nasrine Akhtar
Tel: 07866 047642/01706 52310

Hebron Breakfast Club

Friday’s 10am-11am, providing a full hot cooked breakfast for rough sleepers, homeless and anyone in need. They also have essential food packs available.
Over 60’s Luncheon Club, takes place twice a month on Friday’s - they e are open at 11am for coffee and activities. Two course lunch is served at 12 noon for £3 per person. You must book in.

Julie Mellor
Tel: 07988 875571

Caring and Sharing Rochdale

They operate a food pantry between 10am and 2pm at their office, where people come in daily from Monday to Friday to collect different food items up to a medium-sized bag at no cost.

Nicky Iginla
Tel: 07944 238892/01706 527880

Friends of RBH Homeless

Isolated veterans are cooking meals for homeless residents at Leopold Court. 

Glynn Hodgkinson
Tel: 01706 712977

The His Food Team,
His Church Charity

His Food provides secure, ethical and sustainable charitable solutions for residual food and redistributes these items to help vulnerable people.

Susan Waller
Tel: 03000 117 700

Rochdale Women's Welfare Association

Support for women from Wardleworth Area - food parcels as appropriate.

Samaira Sharif
Tel: 01706 860157

Falinge Park High School Parents Pantry

Stock cupboard in the school for parents who are struggling. They are in a position to distribute food and other provisions to deserving families in the community with the help of parent volunteers.

Sami Mir
Tel: 01706 631246

The Roc & Rolls Community Café & Food Club

Food for homeless and meals and community café open Monday and Friday 9:30am-2:30pm

Angie Howarth
Tel: 07711 785131

Get up and Grow

Fruit and Vegetable growing and cooking, garden design consultation, horticulture training and workshops.


Lamet Habayet Association

Lamet Habayet Association provide cultural food support. 

Nelson Street Church  FREE Coffee and Cake every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.  The church opens their cafe to meet together between 3pm-5pm.  No need to book just turn up.  Email:


Organisation Description of Support Contact Details

Auntie Irene’s Pantry

Running from St James Church, Milnrow. No need to book, just turn up with your own plastic bag and stock up with items to last you the week. Currently open Wednesdays 6pm-7pm and Sundays 11:30am-2pm. If delivery is required, you can call or text.

Tel: 07870 172142


Organisation Description of Support Contact Details

Heywood Food Bank 

Food parcels to those who need help, open Mondays and Fridays 10am-12noon, Heywood Baptist Church (Entrance on Chapel Street) 

Tel: 07396 071193

Friends of
Hopwood Park

Friends of Hopwood Park are new Food Pantry that operate out of the Tree House Café at Hopwood Park. They offer emergency food parcels.

Sandra Trickett
Tel: 07811 183064

Family Action Food Club
Derby Street Children’s Centre

Family Action Food Club, located in Derby Street Children’s Centre, offer a weekly food club to provide families with a wide range of food from Fareshare at the low cost of £3.50 per box. This is a non-referral paid service but they do offer a six-week free referred service as well. You can request a referral form from The completed form should be returned to the Supporting Families Allocation Panel at 

Susan Astbury
Tel: 07816 406228

Restoring Hope @ Darnhill Library 

A Food Pantry (10 items for £3.50- need to fill out a membership form) open Saturdays 10-1pm at the same time as Darnhill Community Café.  Group also run a table-top sale on Friday (bric a brac, household items etc) the proceeds from this go towards the Pantry Food provision.

Jenny Kennedy
Tel: 07977 048896

Sandon House

Supporting older people with meals on wheels and food from Sandon House. 

Tel: 01706 368181

Back of the Moss Community Centre

The Food Pantry is open to all Thursday 10 – 12pm cost £5, core items are chicken, milk, bread, cheese, eggs, fresh carrots, fresh potatoes and 3 tinned foods, booking is essential via 07515122311.  A membership form will require completion.

We also run a Free Heat and Eat project between November – March 4.00 – 6.00pm where a hot meal and drinks are provided in a warm and friendly environment.

Jane Catz 
Tel: 01706 623229 


Helping Hand Run an Emergency Food Parcel delivery service every month to over 100 families across Castleton, Heywood and Middleton. Referrals are through our Facebook page or email us. We also run a Free Heat and Eat service September – March at Back o’th Moss Community Centre, Peel Lane, Heywood.

Chris Furlong



Organisation Description of Support Contact Details

The Lighthouse Food Pantry 

A members food club for those struggling to cover their weekly/monthly bills open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm

Carl Roach
Tel: 0161 643 1163

Middleton Central Trussell Trust Food Bank 

Provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. Monday and Thursday 11am-1pm.

Carl Roach
Tel: 0161 643 1163

CCC House of Praise 

They offer variety of food for both African and English Communities in Middleton and its environs.

Sunday Onabanjo
Tel: 0161 277 9500 and 07943 239261

Equal Education Chances

EEC provides 'emergency' culturally appropriate food parcels for families and individuals in the following areas: Castleton, Middleton Heywood and central Rochdale.

Mary Olanrewaju
Tel: 0161 2119016

Humans MCR

Delivery based foodbank and community grocers. Foodbank delivers Monday-Friday (referral needed). Community Grocers delivers each Monday. 

Tel: 0161 243 0171

Wonderfully Made Woman  This initiative is dedicated to providing vital weekly support to African women in Middleton, offering culturally tailored food.  Our primary goal is to support the financial challenges faced by these women and their families, ultimately enhancing their overall well-being.

Emem (Foodbank Project Lead)

Helpline: 07354471340

Bowlee Pantry Hub Food Pantry open Thursdays 10.30am - 12pm offering upto 10 food items including a choice of fresh, frozen and cupboard staples for a discounted price of £4. 

Georgina Jacques 

Telephone: 07872332628