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How to help Rochdale Foodbank by giving food

A HUGE THANK YOU to all our supporters who continue to donate to the Food Bank.

We are facing increasing demand as the country experiences its highest inflation for 30 years. Currently we are supporting over 100 families/single people a week and we expect this to increase over the coming months. Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.

The cost of living in Britain is forecast to soar even higher with increased food prices and further planned increases of around 50% to domestic energy bills. As we all experience the financial squeeze, less food is donated. People who once contributed to the foodbank now find themselves its clients, including those who are working full time, pensioners, Universal Credit claimants (5 week wait for benefits). Everything you donate is used for a family/single person in need.

If you or someone you know wants to donate and requires items to be picked up get in touch and we can arrange this for you.

Thank you for your continued support.

We have 4 shopping lists…

  • Our urgent items
  • Foods that we are short of
  • Foods that we have a surplus of
  • Our full shopping list

>> Download or print our full shopping list

Please check the foods we are short of or urgently need to see if you are able to help with any of these items.

Rochdale in-store donation points

Address  Opening hours Donation point
Silk Street, Sudden
OL11 3ER
Please see website for latest times Store entry – near the security position
Dane Street
Please see website for latest times Please ask in-store
285 Kingsway
Please see website for latest times Please ask in-store

Tesco, Asda and Morrisons in-store donation points are intended for food that has been purchased in-store. Any food that has been purchased in a different store and brought into the store should be sealed by the donor and clearly labelled as having been purchased elsewhere.

Non-store donation points


We’ll be accepting donations at the new warehouse from Monday 8th November 2021. You can find us:

Rochdale Foodbank Warehouse
Exchange Shopping Centre Service Entrance, Newgate, Rochdale Town Centre, OL16 1XB (under the bridge).

Our sign will be on the door.

The opening times are;
Monday to Friday, 10:00am – Midday

The service area access is via Newgate – stop at the barrier and use intercom to notify manager you require access to drop off donations to foodbank. Follow road round to the left – the drop off point is located on the left hand side of the area. If you are able ring bell or call 03001021646 – for assistance.
If you have a large donations please call the above number in advance.

Address  Opening hours Parking
Exchange Shopping Centre Service Entrance, Rochdale Town Centre,
OL16 1XB
(under the bridge)
Monday to Friday, 10:00am – Midday
except Wednesday when we close at 11:30am
Parking at entrance to the loading bay – stay with your vehicle, call 03001021646 – for assistance

To arrange pick up of donations please email:[email protected] or Tel: 03001021646

New Drop Off Point for food and bag donations – 10.00 am – 2.00 pm – Monday – Friday

FAO Michelle
Robert Nuttall Funeral Services
269 Manchester Road
OL11 3PQ

Andrew Kelly Estates Associates
24/26 Hare Hill Road,
OL15 9AD
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5.00pm | Sat: 9am – 12:30pm

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work – particularly if they are experiencing a shortage.

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.

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