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Storehouse is Bolton’s main centrally located foodbank – providing weekly food parcels to those in need across the borough. We simply could not deliver such a broad-based and far reaching service without the help and support of specialist and local community-based agencies, the generosity of food donors, and the commitment of many volunteers.

Primarily the project supports families and single people in distress as a result of redundancy, illness, debt, adverse changes or a delay in benefits including those who have been sanctioned. Other reasons for people needing to make use of the foodbank are homelessness and family breakdown.

In November 2022, in partnership with Grace Church Heaton, we opened our first localised collection point for food parcels. We now have collections points at Sutton Community Centre, Bridge Church Horwich and Deane Church Centre. Our hope is to open more of these collection points within local community/ church contexts around Bolton to reduce the cost and time for those needing to pick up their food. It will also create more opportunities for local churches to engage with their surrounding communities.


01204 385848


Urban Outreach Office,
Environ House,
Salop Street,
Bolton BL2 1DZ

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    Client Stories - Storehouse

    “Storehouse brings hope to people in desperate times”

    How it Works

    Before the pandemic struck, a paper-based voucher system was in operation whereby individuals and households would apply for a food parcel through one of our many partner agency workers across the borough.  Voucher recipients would then be invited to collect food from our centre, with only a small proportion of parcels being home delivered. During the pandemic, all our food distribution services including Storehouse, were merged into a single enlarged service - delivered directly to households from our Food Hub. More information about the Food Hub can be found here. As we emerge from the pandemic, deliveries to individual households will very much decrease, and beneficiaries will at some point be asked to collect their food parcels once again. For the time being, we are still doing home deliveries.

    We have now moved to an electronic referral form. Agency workers can make a client referral by inserting their personal access code here: and then click . Other forms of referral are no longer accepted. If you have any difficulties, please contact our office.

    Storehouse benefits from the generosity of over 60 schools, 80 churches and numerous local business, organisations and individual people who collect food, both at harvest time and throughout the year.  You can learn more about how to make food donations here.

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