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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 a small membership fee.

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

Opening times:

Every Tuesday - St Joseph's Parish Centre - 10.30am

Every Wednesday - Coppull Methodist Church - 10.30am

Every Thursday - Buttermere Community Centre - 10.30am

If you would like to know more about membership and register, please contact Chorley Buddies:

Telephone: 01257 542367



Clayton Food Club - Emerging Futures

Help with food and essential items for people in Clayton Brook and the surrounding areas.

You could access up to £25 worth of food supplies per week to help support you and your household, as well as other non-food essential items Thursdays and Fridays between 11 and 2pm.

The café opens on Thursdays and Fridays, 10.30am until 3.30pm for food and drinks for a small donation.

Please drop in, or contact the Food Club:


Telephone: 07778 153708


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 2



St Laurence's Church

Support available is:

  • emergency food parcels
  • 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.

If you cannot access support in the evening and weekends and are urgently in need of food, please contact St. Laurence's Church using the contact details below:

Telephone: 07763 226275



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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