Oldham Foodbank

The Trussell Trust



Oldham Foodbank was founded by Fr David Hawthorn from St Margaret’s, Hollinwood & St. Chad’s, Limeside. It is a collaboration of local churches and community groups of all denominations, faiths and none, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area. 

We help people by providing emergency food. It is our aim to help people out of poverty, we do this by signposting to other support agencies, by providing free access to the internet for job searches and online applications, free use of telephone to contact agencies and employers. and much #morethanfood


Available In
  • Oldham
Available to Age Groups
  • No Restriction
What we can help with
  • Help with food and other essentials
Available to these Groups
  • All Groups

Additional Information

In our community, we firmly believe that no one should have to endure hunger. To combat this pressing issue, we offer three days' worth of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local individuals facing crisis. This initiative is made possible through our affiliation with The Trussell Trust, a nationwide network of foodbanks striving to alleviate poverty and hunger across the UK.

The Trussell Trust plays a pivotal role in supporting communities and churches in establishing foodbanks throughout the UK. Our foodbank is one of 428 foodbanks within The Trussell Trust's network, dedicated to tackling food poverty and hunger in both our local area and the entire country.

The inception of The Foodbank Network traces back to 2004 when the original foodbank in Salisbury underwent four years of development. Subsequently, The Trussell Trust facilitated the collaboration of communities in launching foodbanks in various towns and cities nationwide.

During the 2022/23 period, The Trussell Trust's network of foodbanks distributed an impressive 2,986,203 three-day emergency food supplies to individuals facing crisis in the UK. Among these recipients, 1,139,553 were children in need.

Looking ahead, our shared vision as a network is to witness more individuals being uplifted from crisis situations, resulting in fewer people relying on foodbanks. To achieve this goal, The Trussell Trust and local foodbanks are actively working together, devising innovative programs like "More Than Food" to provide comprehensive assistance and support to those facing challenging circumstances.

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