Food banks and food clubs
If you've got debt, money or work worries, it's important you and your family access the right support at the right time.
You need a voucher to use a food bank. You can get a voucher from your doctor, health visitor, social worker, local citizens advice or charity organisation. Your local food bank can provide emergency food for at least 3 days.
Here's a list of some of the foodbanks in Rochdale borough:
- Rochdale Foodbank - located on South Parade, Rochdale OL16 1LR and Wesley Street, Smallbridge OL12 9RW.
- Heywood Food Bank - located on Adelaide Street, Heywood OL10 4HE.
- Middleton Central Foodbank ;- located in Middleton Shopping Centre, Limetrees Road, Middleton M24 4EL.
We've given the charity Family Action £30,000 to run a food club for families struggling to buy groceries.
It costs £1 to join a club for a year. You can then buy food bags which cost £3.50 but contain £15 of food and collect them from one of the following children's centres. If you're pregnant or have a child under the age of 4, you may qualify for help to buy basic foods as part of the The Healthy Start scheme.
The Lighthouse Project
Visit the Lighthouse Project website
Address: Unit S6b/c Middleton Shopping Centre, Limetrees Road, Middleton M24 4EL
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing
Visit the Rochdale Boroughwide Housing website
Food clubs at children's centres
You can also join a food club at your local children's centre. Please contact a children's centre directly to join.