The Raft Foundation was established in Rossendale with the primary aim of assisting families and individuals facing crisis situations and in need of food and support.
- Available In
- Available to Age Groups
- No Restriction
- What we can help with
- Help with food and other essentials
- Available to these Groups
- All Groups
We are an independent, volunteer-led, and volunteer-managed foodbank service operating in the Rossendale Valley. Our main focus is on collecting and delivering food parcels to clients' homes through the generous contributions of individual donors, faith/community volunteer groups, and local/national businesses.
We follow a referral-based approach and do not accept self-referrals. Instead, we ask potential clients to engage with an appropriate referral agency that can assess their needs and provide the necessary support.
Our policy dictates that a maximum of 6 parcels can be requested within a 12-month period for an individual or family.
We are proud to share that our average re-referral rate stands at 2.6 parcels, which reflects the effectiveness of our collaborative efforts with referral agencies and the clients themselves.
Our food parcels typically include a variety of essential items, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh milk, cheese, and bread, long-life products, cereals, tinned goods, rice/pasta, tea/coffee, fruit juices, household cleaning products, personal hygiene products, seasonal content (e.g., Christmas and Easter items), nappies, and pet food.