Food Bank Donation Points at Booths

All year round you can find food bank donation points in Booths stores.Food banks header

In a scheme pioneered by our very own Colin Porter, we’re partnered with an assortment of local charities from donation hubs, that distribute donations to where they’re needed, to kitchens that can make use of our surplus food. A selection of our partners even work from within the stores themselves, in space reserved for them in our warehouses. Colin says:

Supporting anybody who is in need is core to the Booths values and we want to help more people and families who are going through challenging times. Homelessness, financial issues or just circumstances that have fallen upon you can make the basics in life a challenge and I am personally delighted and proud to say; we are going to help make a difference to local people and families throughout the coming year.

You can now support your local food bank in two ways: a donation to our in store drop offs or donate your Booths card reward vouchers. To find out more, click here.

List of stores and their food bank partners:

Barrowford – Nelson Food Bank in association with the Princes Trust
A local community-run group.

Burscough – Grove Community Association
A local community-run group.

Chorley – Help the Homeless
Help The Homeless is a small independent local charity working hard to support those at risk of or affected by being homeless in the Borough of Chorley, Lancashire.

Carnforth – Lancaster and District Homeless Action Service (LDHAS) and Olive Branch Lancaster
Garstang – LDHAS and Olive Branch Lancaster
Kirkby – LDHAS Olive branch Lancaster and community cupboard Kirkby
Milnthorpe – LDHAS Olive branch Lancaster
Scotforth – LDHAS Olive branch Lancaster
The LDHAS  provide services for people who are homeless or experiencing housing poverty in the Lancaster and District area. Olive Branch Lancaster provide foodbank support as well as ongoing support to those suffering distress caused by addiction, broken family relationships, poverty and homelessness, and to enable individuals and families to resolve and alleviate their difficulties.

St Annes – Blackpool Food Bank
Poulton – Blackpool Food Bank
Blackpool Food Bank is a registered Charity that helps individuals and families across the Fylde Coast. We don’t supply direct to the public ourselves; we are a full-time distribution centre supplying food to over 70 front-line services who support those in need. We collect and distribute over 10 tonnes of food every week, with a large proportion being diverted from landfill.”

Longridge – Ribble Valley Foodbank
Clitheroe – Ribble Valley Foodbank

Lytham – Fylde Foodbank
Ribble Valley Foodbank and Fylde Foodbank are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Penwortham – Penwortham Food Bank
Longton – Penwortham Food Bank
Penwortham Food Bank provide food packages for people of Penwortham during their time of need.

Fulwood – Noor Food Bank
Noor Food Bank is a non-profit organisation that aims to support the local and wider community by working against food poverty. “Forging relationships with local and national grocers and businesses has helped us to reduce food wastage by giving produce that would have been disposed of to those who are in need.”

Hesketh – Hesketh Community Church Foodbank
A local community-run group.

Ulverston – Ulverston Foodbank and Ulverston Food waste project
Ulverston Food Project  is a community project run by volunteers that intercepts and re-distributes surplus food that would otherwise go to waste.

Kendal – Kings Food Bank
King’s Food Bank provides emergency food support to people in Kendal and its nearby districts in South Lakeland.

Penrith – Salvation Army
A foodbank and homeless hub within the heart of the community.

Windermere – Windermere Food Bank
Windermere & District Food Bank are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Keswick – North Lakes Foodbank
North Lakes Foodbank give nutritionally balanced food and support to people experiencing emotional or financial crisis. They are part of the Foodbank network which is mobilising communities across the UK to meet the needs of their neighbours by setting up a Foodbank in their own town.

Hale Barns – The Bread & Butter Thing
TBBT work closely with suppliers to redistribute surplus food safely and effectively to their network of members, via food hubs and partners.

Knutsford – Hope Central
Hope Central provides services to assist people out of poverty including the provision of emergency food parcels to those with a referral.

Ilkley – Ilkley Foodbank
Ilkley Foodbank was set up in 2013 through CTi – a partnership of a number of local churches – who recognised that there was a need for food aid in the area and wanted to do something about it. In June 2021, they became a registered charity (No: 1194778).

Ripon – YMCA Ripon

Settle – Skipton Food Bank
Skipton Food Bank supplies emergency food parcels to people who are struggling to feed themselves or their families.

Suggested list of staple items to donate:
Please note, no items containing alcohol should be donated

Tins (ring pulls where possible please)

Instant Soups
Cous Cous
Instant Noodles
Instant Pasta
Cereal Bars

Baby Products
Jars of Baby Food
Baby / Infant Milk

Cartons of Juice (long life)
UHT Milk
Cordial / Squash

Non Food Items
Tooth Brushes
Sanitary Items

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