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Struggling to access or afford food? A food bank or local food club may be able to assist you:

Food bank provisions are for people in a crisis situation with no other means of accessing or affording food and supplies. Food banks require referrals to gain access to their provisions.

Food clubs are a provision that usually accept a small fee for their services. Food clubs provide food at a heavily discounted rate and often run on a membership basis. Additional services are available via a number of food clubs.



Food Banks:

Morecambe Bay Food Bank

Food parcel home delivery, Monday-Friday.

To acquire a referral you may speak to a Customer Service Advisor at Lancaster City Council's Community Hub on 01524 582000 or alternatively, contact the Citizens Advice Bureau on 01524 400404 for a referral.

Visit the Morecambe Bay Food Bank website or for any enquiries call 01524 932001.


The Olive Branch: 1 Westbourne Road, Lancaster, LA1 5DB

Home deliveries for vulnerable individuals and families.

Contact: 01524 555715

Referrals to access service can be acquired from Citizens Advice, The Marsh Community Centre, Global Link, Lancaster District Homeless Action, Inspire, the Probation Service, and Social Services. Will accept referrals from other organisations or professionals that are assisting your situation.

Offer additional services regarding financial advice, mentoring, homelessness support. Offer phone and computer facilities. Can also assist with obtaining white goods, furniture, decorating supplies and debt relief orders.



Food Clubs:

Morecambe and Heysham Food Clubs:

People-Food-Community (Egg Cup): 21 Albert Road, Morecambe, LA4 4HD

Food pantry aimed at supporting those with a low income. Slots available Monday-Friday.

Membership required. Enquiries can be made through the website (Membership - Eggcup) or via phone or email.

Contact: 01524 928027 / admin@eggcup.org.


West End Impact: 4-10 Heysham Road, Morecambe, LA3 1DG

Food parcels, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-13:00.

Takeaway meal, Thursday 10:00-13:00, Sunday 13:00-14:30.

Drop-in services.

Contact: 01524 888929 / info@westendimpact.org,uk

Offer Narcotics Anonymous 19:00 onwards on Mondays.

West End Impact run advice and guidance sessions on housing, benefits, budgeting, and wellbeing. They have trained (NVQ 4 diploma) advice and guidance officers who help clients make appointments, make phone calls, get information, fill in forms, do job and property searches and refer to any other agencies or help they need to gain access to. Drop-in on Tuesday 10:00-13:00, Thursday 10:00-11:30.

As part of "Well-Being Wednesdays", West End Impact offer Living Life to The Full, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) courses for people suffering from depression, anxiety, and low mood. Therapeutic drumming and art sessions also on Wednesdays. 10:00-13:30.

Red Rose Recovery - Tea and Talk - Friday 10:00-12:00. Volunteer group that support individuals and families from vulnerable groups, helping improve wellbeing and reduce dependency on substances.

Extra services include facilitating AQA qualifications for creative subjects and help long-term unemployed people to develop and sell their products in their ReStore shop located at 71 Yorkshire Street, LA3 1QE. At their ReStoration shop located at 42 Yorkshire Street, LA3 1QE, skills regarding restoring, upcycling and refinishing are taught, and restored products are sold. Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00.


Stanleys Community Centre: 79 Stanley Road, Morecambe, LA3 1UT

Food club, Tuesday 14:00-18:00 (Supply own bags).

Membership required.

Contact: 01524 410076 / stanleyscommunitycentre@gmail.com

Offer COVID tests every Monday 09:30-12:00.

Well-being Wednesdays - 11:00, meditation and relaxation. 12:00-13:30, brew and chat. 13:30-15:00, craft session, well-being journaling. 15:00, walk and talk in Regent Park. Contact Janette 07753194002 for more information.

See Stanleys Community Timetable for more information.


Morecambe Pantry: Morecambe Parish Church, Church Street, LA4 5PZ

Food pantry, Monday 09:00-11:00, Friday 15:00-19:00.

Membership required and time slots are by appointment only.

Contact: admin@morecambeparish.church / Message Morecambe Pantry on Facebook.

Customers can fill in the membership form on their first visit.


The Well Communities: 1st Floor, West End Community Centre, Westminster Road, Morecambe, LA4 4JE

Food club, Friday 13:00-14:15. Membership required and appointment only.

Offer a discounted food shop which is open 6 days a week. The Well Fed Social Supermarket, based at 17 Yorkshire Street, West End, Morecambe, Monday-Saturday 10:30-15:30.

Contact: 01524 415278 / info@thewell2.co.uk

Offer additional support services Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00 to assist with mental health, well-being, addiction, trauma, recovery housing, and family services. The Well Communities


Morecambe Homeless Action: West End Community Centre, Westminster Road, Morecambe, LA4 4JE / St. John's Community Hall, St. John's Road, Heysham, LA3 1EX

Breakfast service on Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 @ West End Community Centre.

Tea time service on Fridays 16:00-17:30 @ St. John's Community Hall.

Sit down meals with hot drinks. Takeaway option available if preferred.

Operate on a drop-in basis.

Contact: 07748273729 / k.conroy1802@gmail.com.

Offer additional supplies such as sleeping bags, clothes and hygiene products.


Grace Ministries: 37 Yorkshire Street West, Morecambe, LA3 1QE

Offer emergency food parcels for immediate need, and refer to Morecambe Bay Foodbank Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00-14:00.

Cake and biscuits drop-in, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00-14:00.

Drop-in services.

Contact: 07378674229 / GMgraceministriesLA3@gmail.com


Lions Club: St James' Church Hall, Heysham, LA3 2RT

Food parcels, Thursday 16:00-18:00. Membership is required.

Contact: Ivan on 07752759288

Will signpost to Social Services, CAB, assistance with addiction and bereavement.



Lancaster Food Clubs:

Egg Cup: 13-15 Chapel Street, Lancaster, LA1 1NZ

Food pantry aimed at supporting those with a low income. Slots available Monday-Friday.

Membership required. Enquiries can be made through the website (Membership - Eggcup) or via phone or email.

Contact: 01524 928027 / admin@eggcup.org.


Skerton Community Centre: Slyne Road, LA1 2JH

Food parcels, Tuesday 13:30 onwards.

Takeaway meal, Wednesday 15:30 onwards.

Membership required to access these services. Allocated time slots to collect food.

Contact: 01524 380818 / Request to join Skerton Community Centre Food Club's Facebook group

Wriggle and Giggle parent and toddler group, Monday 09:00-11:00.

Friendly Faces social group, Monday 13:00-16:00, includes soup and a sandwich, and group activities for adults of all ages.

Autumn Club, Thursday 13:00-16:30, lunch and bingo for over 55s.

Craft Group, Friday 13:00-15:00, adult group to meet and share crafts, chat and socialise.


Marsh Community Centre: Willow Lane, Lancaster, LA1 5PP

Food parcels, Thursday 12:00-13:30 (Requires membership)

Contact: 01524 843300 / manager@marshcommunity.co.uk

Offer additional drop-in services (Monday-Thursday 10:30-15:00) regarding housing, homelessness, drug misuse, unemployment, benefits advice and support, probation support, education, training, debt management, social services info, mental health signposting, clothing and furniture, applying for jobs, CVs, and interview preparation.

Mother and toddler social group, Monday 10:30-11:45 (£1).

Coffee and cake club, Friday 10:00-12:00, aimed at women 50+.

Youth Club, Tuesday and Thursday 15:30-17:00 (Younger Group), 17:30-19:00 (12+).


The New Melbourne Pub Food Club (Food For All): 57 Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA1 2JH

Food parcels, Tuesday 15:00-16:30. (Book time for pre-arranged time slots)

Contact: Julie on 07776224800 / Contact the Food For All Facebook page.


Father's House: Owen Road, Lancaster, LA1 2AP

Food parcels, Thursday 12:00-13:30. Drop in for extra donated food, Tuesday 12:00-13:30, Saturday 19:00, Sunday 17:00-17:30.

Takeaway meals Tuesday and Thursday 12:00-14:00, Sunday for street homeless 17:00-20:00.

No membership required but will take details if attending regularly.

Contact: 01524 410231


St Thomas' Church (The Ark): Currently based @ Lancaster District Homeless Action Service, Edward Street, Lancaster, LA1 1QH

Hot meals, Friday 16:00-17:00.

Drop-in for homeless, economically disadvantaged, or people seeking friendship with others.

Contact: 01524 590410


Lancaster Community Club: Friends' Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TX

Food club, Thursday 18:30 onwards.

Membership required after first visit.

Speak to a Customer Service Advisor, on 01524 582000 for contact information.

Struggling to access or afford food? A food bank or local food club may be able to assist you:

Food bank provisions are for people in a crisis situation with no other means of accessing or affording food and supplies. Food banks require referrals to gain access to their provisions.

Food clubs are a provision that usually accept a small fee for their services. Food clubs provide food at a heavily discounted rate and often run on a membership basis. Additional services are available via a number of food clubs.



Food Banks:

Morecambe Bay Food Bank

Food parcel home delivery, Monday-Friday.

To acquire a referral you may speak to a Customer Service Advisor at Lancaster City Council's Community Hub on 01524 582000 or alternatively, contact the Citizens Advice Bureau on 01524 400404 for a referral.

Visit the Morecambe Bay Food Bank website or for any enquiries call 01524 932001.


The Olive Branch: 1 Westbourne Road, Lancaster, LA1 5DB

Home deliveries for vulnerable individuals and families.

Contact: 01524 555715

Referrals to access service can be acquired from Citizens Advice, The Marsh Community Centre, Global Link, Lancaster District Homeless Action, Inspire, the Probation Service, and Social Services. Will accept referrals from other organisations or professionals that are assisting your situation.

Offer additional services regarding financial advice, mentoring, homelessness support. Offer phone and computer facilities. Can also assist with obtaining white goods, furniture, decorating supplies and debt relief orders.



Food Clubs:

Morecambe and Heysham Food Clubs:

People-Food-Community (Egg Cup): 21 Albert Road, Morecambe, LA4 4HD

Food pantry aimed at supporting those with a low income. Slots available Monday-Friday.

Membership required. Enquiries can be made through the website (Membership - Eggcup) or via phone or email.

Contact: 01524 928027 / admin@eggcup.org.


West End Impact: 4-10 Heysham Road, Morecambe, LA3 1DG

Food parcels, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-13:00.

Takeaway meal, Thursday 10:00-13:00, Sunday 13:00-14:30.

Drop-in services.

Contact: 01524 888929 / info@westendimpact.org,uk

Offer Narcotics Anonymous 19:00 onwards on Mondays.

West End Impact run advice and guidance sessions on housing, benefits, budgeting, and wellbeing. They have trained (NVQ 4 diploma) advice and guidance officers who help clients make appointments, make phone calls, get information, fill in forms, do job and property searches and refer to any other agencies or help they need to gain access to. Drop-in on Tuesday 10:00-13:00, Thursday 10:00-11:30.

As part of "Well-Being Wednesdays", West End Impact offer Living Life to The Full, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) courses for people suffering from depression, anxiety, and low mood. Therapeutic drumming and art sessions also on Wednesdays. 10:00-13:30.

Red Rose Recovery - Tea and Talk - Friday 10:00-12:00. Volunteer group that support individuals and families from vulnerable groups, helping improve wellbeing and reduce dependency on substances.

Extra services include facilitating AQA qualifications for creative subjects and help long-term unemployed people to develop and sell their products in their ReStore shop located at 71 Yorkshire Street, LA3 1QE. At their ReStoration shop located at 42 Yorkshire Street, LA3 1QE, skills regarding restoring, upcycling and refinishing are taught, and restored products are sold. Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00.


Stanleys Community Centre: 79 Stanley Road, Morecambe, LA3 1UT

Food club, Tuesday 14:00-18:00 (Supply own bags).

Membership required.

Contact: 01524 410076 / stanleyscommunitycentre@gmail.com

Offer COVID tests every Monday 09:30-12:00.

Well-being Wednesdays - 11:00, meditation and relaxation. 12:00-13:30, brew and chat. 13:30-15:00, craft session, well-being journaling. 15:00, walk and talk in Regent Park. Contact Janette 07753194002 for more information.

See Stanleys Community Timetable for more information.


Morecambe Pantry: Morecambe Parish Church, Church Street, LA4 5PZ

Food pantry, Monday 09:00-11:00, Friday 15:00-19:00.

Membership required and time slots are by appointment only.

Contact: admin@morecambeparish.church / Message Morecambe Pantry on Facebook.

Customers can fill in the membership form on their first visit.


The Well Communities: 1st Floor, West End Community Centre, Westminster Road, Morecambe, LA4 4JE

Food club, Friday 13:00-14:15. Membership required and appointment only.

Offer a discounted food shop which is open 6 days a week. The Well Fed Social Supermarket, based at 17 Yorkshire Street, West End, Morecambe, Monday-Saturday 10:30-15:30.

Contact: 01524 415278 / info@thewell2.co.uk

Offer additional support services Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00 to assist with mental health, well-being, addiction, trauma, recovery housing, and family services. The Well Communities


Morecambe Homeless Action: West End Community Centre, Westminster Road, Morecambe, LA4 4JE / St. John's Community Hall, St. John's Road, Heysham, LA3 1EX

Breakfast service on Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 @ West End Community Centre.

Tea time service on Fridays 16:00-17:30 @ St. John's Community Hall.

Sit down meals with hot drinks. Takeaway option available if preferred.

Operate on a drop-in basis.

Contact: 07748273729 / k.conroy1802@gmail.com.

Offer additional supplies such as sleeping bags, clothes and hygiene products.


Grace Ministries: 37 Yorkshire Street West, Morecambe, LA3 1QE

Offer emergency food parcels for immediate need, and refer to Morecambe Bay Foodbank Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00-14:00.

Cake and biscuits drop-in, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00-14:00.

Drop-in services.

Contact: 07378674229 / GMgraceministriesLA3@gmail.com


Lions Club: St James' Church Hall, Heysham, LA3 2RT

Food parcels, Thursday 16:00-18:00. Membership is required.

Contact: Ivan on 07752759288

Will signpost to Social Services, CAB, assistance with addiction and bereavement.



Lancaster Food Clubs:

Egg Cup: 13-15 Chapel Street, Lancaster, LA1 1NZ

Food pantry aimed at supporting those with a low income. Slots available Monday-Friday.

Membership required. Enquiries can be made through the website (Membership - Eggcup) or via phone or email.

Contact: 01524 928027 / admin@eggcup.org.


Skerton Community Centre: Slyne Road, LA1 2JH

Food parcels, Tuesday 13:30 onwards.

Takeaway meal, Wednesday 15:30 onwards.

Membership required to access these services. Allocated time slots to collect food.

Contact: 01524 380818 / Request to join Skerton Community Centre Food Club's Facebook group

Wriggle and Giggle parent and toddler group, Monday 09:00-11:00.

Friendly Faces social group, Monday 13:00-16:00, includes soup and a sandwich, and group activities for adults of all ages.

Autumn Club, Thursday 13:00-16:30, lunch and bingo for over 55s.

Craft Group, Friday 13:00-15:00, adult group to meet and share crafts, chat and socialise.


Marsh Community Centre: Willow Lane, Lancaster, LA1 5PP

Food parcels, Thursday 12:00-13:30 (Requires membership)

Contact: 01524 843300 / manager@marshcommunity.co.uk

Offer additional drop-in services (Monday-Thursday 10:30-15:00) regarding housing, homelessness, drug misuse, unemployment, benefits advice and support, probation support, education, training, debt management, social services info, mental health signposting, clothing and furniture, applying for jobs, CVs, and interview preparation.

Mother and toddler social group, Monday 10:30-11:45 (£1).

Coffee and cake club, Friday 10:00-12:00, aimed at women 50+.

Youth Club, Tuesday and Thursday 15:30-17:00 (Younger Group), 17:30-19:00 (12+).


The New Melbourne Pub Food Club (Food For All): 57 Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA1 2JH

Food parcels, Tuesday 15:00-16:30. (Book time for pre-arranged time slots)

Contact: Julie on 07776224800 / Contact the Food For All Facebook page.


Father's House: Owen Road, Lancaster, LA1 2AP

Food parcels, Thursday 12:00-13:30. Drop in for extra donated food, Tuesday 12:00-13:30, Saturday 19:00, Sunday 17:00-17:30.

Takeaway meals Tuesday and Thursday 12:00-14:00, Sunday for street homeless 17:00-20:00.

No membership required but will take details if attending regularly.

Contact: 01524 410231


St Thomas' Church (The Ark): Currently based @ Lancaster District Homeless Action Service, Edward Street, Lancaster, LA1 1QH

Hot meals, Friday 16:00-17:00.

Drop-in for homeless, economically disadvantaged, or people seeking friendship with others.

Contact: 01524 590410


Lancaster Community Club: Friends' Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TX

Food club, Thursday 18:30 onwards.

Membership required after first visit.

Speak to a Customer Service Advisor, on 01524 582000 for contact information.

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