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Emergency food support

Chorley Council

If you are in need of emergency food support, we may be able to refer you to a food bank.  However, there are other support services listed below which you may also find helpful.

Telephone: 01257 515151


Chorley Help the Homeless

A drop in emergency food bank service is available to people

Address: The Gateway, Friday St, Chorley
Telephone: 01257 220077

On any emails, please include your name, the number of adults and children in your household and your telephone number.

Opening times:

  • Monday 10am to 2pm
  • Tuesday 10am to 2pm
  • Thursday 10am to 2pm
  • Friday 10am to 1pm


Chorley Buddies Good Food Club

You can access up to £25 worth of food supplies per week to help support you and your household for as little as £4 a week. 

Five venues are available with set weekly times for collections. Clubs also have a social activity with free refreshments.

Opening times:

MondaySt Paul's Church, Railway Rd, Adlington10.30am - 12.30pm


St Joseph's Parish Centre, Harpers Ln, Chorley10.30am - 12.30pm
WednesdaySt John the Divine Parish Hall, Hewlett St, Coppull10.30am - 12.30pm
ThursdayButtermere Community Centre, Buttermere Ave, Chorley10.30am - 12.30pm
FridayClayton Brook Village Hall, Clayton-Le-Woods10.30am - 12.30pm

A £10 lifelong membership fee is required on signup. If you would like to know more about membership and register, please contact Chorley Buddies:

Telephone: 01257 542367



Chorley United Reform Church / The Hollinshead Centre

Providing a mixture of hot meals, small food parcels and vouchers, with more information available on the Chorley United Reform Church website.

  • A free lunch is available at The Meeting Place, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am to 2pm.
  • A free hot take away meal is available on Thursdays, 5pm from the porch at the end of Byron Street

If you would like to receive support, please contact:

Telephone: 01257 760066 and select option 1



St Laurence's Church

Support available is:

  • Evening and lunchtime meals Monday - Friday
  • Monday Open Table, 5:00 to 5:30pm, for a two course meal and refreshments
  • Taste Café, Thursday and Friday 11am to 2pm. Soup and refreshments are available for a voluntary donation. 
  • Talking Tables, Thursday 11am.

Emergency Food Parcels

For those who are unable to access other forms of food support and in urgent need of food, St Laurence's Church can provide emergency food parcels.

If you require this support please contact Chorley Council on 01257 515151 and ask to be referred for support.  Residents cannot self-refer direct to St Laurence. Once the referral is made, a St Laurence volunteer will contact you to arrange delivery.

Please note - due to the emergency nature of provision, to ensure that St Laurence's can continue providing food to those in urgent need in the long term, there is a cap on number of food parcels to a maximum of 8 every 12 months and that it has been at least 2 weeks since the last food parcel was received. 

Individuals can also be referred by other local charities and health services


Chorley Community Helpline 

A number of voluntary, charity and faith groups in Chorley have come together to launch the Chorley Community Helpline.  

This free phone helpline will allow individuals to access emergency food support and assistance with shopping and prescription collection.

Telephone: 0800 368 8452 

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