Blackpool Food Partnership

How You Can Get Help

Food Parcels

Although the Blackpool Food Partnership prepares and distributes food parcels to approved collection points, we are not directly involved in issuing them. To get a food parcel you need to request help through the Blackpool City Council Discretionary Support Scheme.

There are four ways of applying:

Picking Up a Food Parcel

If your request for a food parcel is approved, you will be advised to collect it from one of the locations shown in the table below, or you may be directed to a Children’s Centre.

Please Note: Food parcels can only be issued if pre-approved through the Council Discretionary Scheme - we are sorry but they can not be provided if you just turn up unannounced.

Who For Location Hours
Familes Blackpool Council Children's Centres 9am to 4pm
Women The Women's Centre, 162 Church Street Blackpool FY1 3PS 9am to 4pm
Men Delphi Services, Dickson Road, Blackpool FY1 1JP Mondays to Thursdays 1pm to 4pm
Men St. Peter's Church, 190 Lytham Road, Blackpool Daily 2pm to 4pm.
Emergencies Vincent House, 61 Furness Avenue, Blackpool FY3 7QL Weekends and Holiday periods

Hot Food in the Blackpool Area

Mondays

Time Organisation Location What's Available Conditions
11am - 11.45am St Cuthberts Church, SVP Lytham Road Food Vouchers  
12 Noon The Well Church Cenotaph (North Pier) Free Sandwiches and Soup  
12.30pm - 2.30pm Salvation Army - Bridge Project Raikes Parade (rear of building) 3 Course meal £1.00, Support services Age 26+ Last serving at 1:45pm
1pm - 3.30pm Streetlife 48 Buchanan Street Drop In centre Age 16 -25
7pm - 8.30pm North Shore Methodist Church Dickson Road Comfort Zone - Free meal 18+

Tuesdays

Time Organisation Location What's Available Conditions
12.30pm - 2.30pm Salvation Army - Bridge Project Raikes Parade (rear of building) 3 Course meal £1.00, Support services Age 26+ Last serving 1:45pm
7pm - 9pm Amazing Graze Soup Kitchen Baptist Tabernacle, Springfield Road Free meal
7.30pm - 8.15pm St Cuthberts Church St. Peter's Church Lytham Road Free soup, sandwiches and hot drinks

Wednesdays

Time Organisation Location What's Available Conditions
10.0am - 12 noon North Shore Methodist Church Dickson Road Comfort Zone - Breakfast and brews 18+
1pm - 3.30pm Streetlife 48 Buchanan Street Drop in Centre Age 16-25
3pm - 6pm Helping Hand St Peter's Church, Lytham Road Programme followed by meal Must be in for 4.30pm

Thursdays

Time Organisation Location What's Available Conditions
10am - 11am Sacred Heart 17 Talbot Road Small food parcels  
10.30am - 12.30pm The Well Café St Mark's, Layton Encounter Café free lunch Closed Aug
12.30pm - 2.30pm Salvation Army - Bridge Project Raikes Parade (rear of building) 3 Course meal £1.00, Support services Age 26+ Last serving 1:45pm
1pm - 3.30pm Streetlife 48 Buchanan Street Drop In Centre Age 16 -25
7pm New Life Community Church Queen Victoria Road (Off Central Drive) Drop In - Free food & drinks

Fridays

Time Organisation Location What's Available Conditions
10am - 11am Sacred Heart 17 Talbot Road Small food parcels  
12 noon - 1.30pm The Well Café St Mark's, Layton Encounter Café, free 3 course hot meal Closed Aug
12.30pm - 2.30pm Salvation Army - Bridge Project Raikes Parade (rear of building) 3 Course meal £1.00, Support services Age 26+ Last serving 1:45pm
1pm - 3.30pm Streetlife 48 Buchanan Street Drop In centre Age 16 - 25
1pm - 3pm St. Peter's St. Peter's Church, Lytham Road Drop In advice centre  
7pm - 9pm Amazing Graze soup kitchen Bethel Baptist Church, Boothley Road Free soup and sandwich  

Saturdays

Time Organisation Location What's Available Conditions
8.15am - 9.45am The Well Café St Mark's, Layton Breakfast Club - free breakfast Closed Aug
1pm - 3.30pm Streetlife 48 Buchanan Street Cook and eat (must arrive by 1.15pm) Age 16 - 25
5pm - 8pm Helping Hand St Peter's Church, Lytham Road Meal and service  
6pm - 8pm Holy Cross Church Junction of Central Drive & Waterloo Road Hot soup, pies, brews  
7pm - 9pm Amazing Graze soup kitchen Bethel Baptist Church, Boothley Road Free soup and sandwich  

Sundays

Time Organisation Location What's Available Conditions
3.30pm - 5.30pm Encounter Café St. Marks, Layton Service followed by free meal (High tea) Closed Aug
6pm - 8pm St. Thomas St. Thomas Church, Church Street Service followed by sandwich and tea  
7.30pm - 8.15pm St Cuthberts St Peters Church, (Church Hall) Lytham Road Free soup, sandwiches and hot drinks  

Emergency Accommodation

Time Organisation Location What's Available Conditions
7pm - 9am Streetlife St Johns Square (Opposite Winter Gardens) Overnight Homeless Shelter Age 16 - 25
7pm - 8pm Housing Options Team South King Street Emergency Accommodation Age 26+

Facilities in Fleetwood and The Fylde

Fleetwoood Foodbank

Fylde Foodbanks

Day Area Location Opening Times
Monday Kirkham Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB) 10:30 am to 2.00 pm
Tuesday St. Annes Methodist Centre, Church Road 10:00 am to 3.00 pm
Wednesday Warton St. Paul's Church 11:00 am to 2.00 pm
Thursday St. Annes Methodist Centre, Church Road 10:00 am to 3.00 pm
Friday Kirkham Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB) 10:30 am to 2.00 pm

Other Fylde Facilities

Workclubs

The following facilities are available to those seeking help with finding a job:

Churches

Time Place How they can help
Tuesdays 10-12.30 St Thomas's Parish Centre Underground, 135 Caunce St Job search, create a CV, basic IT skills, interview prep
Wednesdays 12.30-2.30 The Bridge Project, Salvation Army, Raikes Parade Job search, create a CV, basic IT skills, interview prep
Thursdays 10-12.00 The Well Community Café and work club, St Mark’s Centre, Westcliffe Drive Form filling support and Job search, basic IT skills.
Fridays 10-12.c0 Revoe Churches Workclub, Big Revoelution hub, Ibbison Court Job search, create a CV, basic IT skills

Libraries

Time Place How they can help
Tuesdays 2.00pm-3.00pm Moor Park Library Job and computer skills club
Wednesdays 02.00pm-4.00 Palatine Library Job and computer skills club
Thursdays 10.30-11.30 Moor Park Library Job and computer skills club
Thursdays 1.00pm-3.00pm Revoe Library Job and computer skills club
Thursdays 2.00pm-4.00pm Anchorsholme Library Job and computer skills club
Fridays 2.00pm-4.00pm Layton Library Job and computer skills club
Saturdays 1.30pm-3.30pm Central Library Job and computer skills club

Benefits Information and Advice Links

Blackpool Food Partnership is not directly involved with giving advice about Benefits, but we have included below some links that may be useful to anyone checking out what they might be entitled to. For further links, search online for 'Benefits advice'.

Link Description
GOV.UK Benefits Details of the various benefits that are available
Citizens Advice Benefit calculators: what benefits you can get.
Debt Advice Foundation Benefit entitlement guide and access to what is described as 'free and impartial debt advice from a UK charity'