There is an amazing body of support for the many Food groups in Rossendale who, thanks to the generosity of Community members, Supermarkets and businesses, are making a significant difference in supporting those who need a little extra help in our communities.
The Rossendale Food Box Scheme is one such group that works on the principle of ‘local residents donating food and other essential items to benefit those in need in their own community’. The service they provide is intended as a ‘Stop Gap’ to families and individuals and not a bulk food provider.
For those who need a more regular food provision, their are larger food groups such as the RAFT Foundation, Positive Start, Trinity Baptist Church, Haslingden Community Link and Crawshawbooth Village Centre, who are better set up to provide this service. For further details on these groups, please check their respective Facebook pages
The Rossendale Food Box Scheme is supported by Rossendale Borough Council, and The Rossendale Community Support Network is heavily involved in the developing the scheme Valley wide. So if you would like to host a box in your neighbourhood, please get in touch. The scheme is pleased to announce that it has a new box sited in Helmshore. The Helmshore Food Box hosted by Faz Duffy. Below is a full list of hosts and sites around the valley. Please visit and take what you need, and donate if you can
Carla Jade Clayton – Waterfoot Food Box– suspended
Melanie Jane, Louise Dews and Naomi Kenyon– Whitworth Food Boxes – located at the top of Daniel Street, Market Street opposite Northern Joinery; 21 Riverside Court, Shawforth near Tonacliffe School; Market Street, Facit, opposite UBS – Open Daily – 10.00am-7.00pm
Emma Taylor – Whitewell Bottom Food Box/ St Anne’s Church –
Located outside Whitewell Bottom community centre on Burnley Road East BB4 9LB Open Daily – 11am-8pm
Rachel Hall – Rawtenstall Food Box – located at 86 Burnley Road Rawtenstall – Open Daily from 9.00am-8.00pm
Hazel Harding and Julia Thomas – Crawshawbooth Food Box – located outside The Village Centre, Adelaide Street Crawshawbooth – Open Daily from 9.00am-5.00pm
Samara Barnes – Haslingden Food Box – located at the top of Ryefield Avenue West – Open Daily from 10.00am- 7.00pm
Kathryn Clayton – Lumb Community Food Box – located on Burnley Road East, Lumb near Lumb Green – Open Daily from 8.30am-8.00pm
Paty Silva-Mauricio – Cherry Crescent Food Box (Townsend Fold) – located between Cherry Crescent and Chestnut Drive – Accessible 24hrs
Klair Ward – Bacup Food Box – located at 33 Pennine Road – Open Daily
Faz Duffy – Helmshore Food Box – location to be announced
Please take from the Food Boxes as you need, but please remember to respect others, and donate if you can