Focus on Independent Foodbanks in the North-West

There are a wide range of foodbanks available to provide help across the North-West here we detail some of the latest additions to the Hardship Hub


We've had a concerted effort to add more local independent food banks and community grocery stores to the Hub over the last few weeks. There is a wide range of foodbanks in all parts of our region and what follows are just some of the ones we've discovered recently. If you know of others that we've not yet added register , if you're not already a Hub member, and add them to the platform so that everyone can discover them.

Cottam Foodbank from ShareIt!

The Cottam Foodbank and Thrift Shop, operated by ShareIt!, stands as a vital lifeline for individuals and families in the PR2 postcode region of Preston. This exceptional service provides essential food provisions and support to those in need. Their well-stocked thrift shop not only offers affordable and sustainable shopping options for the local community but also generates valuable resources to sustain their food assistance programs. ShareIt! goes beyond mere food provision, actively fostering a compassionate and supportive environment to help their community.

You can discover more about this great service by visiting the Cottam Foodbank page on the Hub.

The Cottam Foodbank and Thrift Shop, along with ShareIt!, exist to offer a helping hand to those facing challenging circumstances within the Preston community.

Chelwood Foodbank Plus

Chelwood Foodbank Plus operates in Chelwood and Brinnington, which are parts of Stockport. Their mission is to serve the community by providing vital food assistance and support to those facing food insecurity in the Stockport area.

The operators of Chelwood Foodbank Plus are committed to addressing food insecurity and providing essential support to those in need. Their services encompass a comprehensive range of assistance programs aimed at tackling hunger and improving the well-being of individuals and families facing financial hardship. At Chelwood Foodbank Plus, visitors can access emergency food provisions, nutrition counseling, and meal planning guidance to ensure they receive balanced and nourishing meals. Additionally, the organization offers educational workshops on budgeting, cooking skills, and other life-enhancing topics, empowering beneficiaries to take control of their lives and move towards self-sufficiency.

Their dedicated team of volunteers and staff work tirelessly to create a compassionate and non-judgmental environment, ensuring dignity and respect for all recipients. For further information and contact details take a look at the Chelwood Foodbank Plus page on the hub

Perry's Pantry

Founded in 2020, Perry's Pantry was initially established to offer support to individuals grappling with the issues created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

As of 2023, Perry's Pantry has achieved recognition as an Award-Winning charity, specializing in providing essential food support to communities in South & Central Manchester and Trafford. The charity faces the challenges brought on by the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, which has significantly affected people's lives.

Adapting to the evolving needs of the communities they serve, Perry's Pantry has refined its approach to ensure that no one goes hungry. They now offer both short-term and long-term food support solutions. In recognition of the diverse circumstances individuals face, the charity provides delivery services to those unable to reach a food bank, including individuals with disabilities, those experiencing mental health issues, young children, and individuals with no recourse to public funds. This approach aims to prevent anyone from falling through the cracks and ensure that support reaches all who require it.

You can discover more about how to access Perry's Pantry on their Hub page

Your Local Pantry

Your Local Pantry is a charitable organization that offers vital support to communities in the North-West region of the United Kingdom, providing services in Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, and Stockport.

Your Local Pantry aims to address food insecurity and provide accessible food support to individuals and families in need. These pantries serve as centres where community members can access affordable and nutritious food items.

Members pay a small weekly subscription fee, which entitles them to visit the pantry and select groceries that meet their specific requirements. This approach not only ensures that people can access essential food supplies at a reasonable cost but also fosters a sense of ownership and responsibility within the community.

You can discover more about the Your Local Pantry organisation and services on their page on the Hub.

Do You Know of More Services Providing Support with Food?

At the Hardship Hub we're always looking to add information on more service that can help the people of the North-West. That a look at all the services we know about across the region by clicking this link.

If something's missing please register with the Hub by clicking on the link at the top of this page and you'll be able to add the service. Thanks for your help.