Rochdale Foodbank ready to accept donations again

Date published: 01 April 2021

After asking for people to hold onto their donations earlier this year, the Rochdale Foodbank is now ready to receive donations once again.

Earlier this year, the chair of trustees, Steve Field, requested that supporters hang onto donations as the foodbank was ‘in a happy and healthy position after generosity shown over the festive period’.

Now the foodbank is running short on essential items, and is requesting your help once more.

In a statement, Mr Field said: “Thank you for holding back on your donations for the last couple of months. 

“It has been a great help in managing our warehouse, our operation and keeping our volunteers and clients safe during lockdown. Everything you have donated we have collected and that has kept us pretty well stocked.

“However, we are now running out of some important foods for the parcels. We will really benefit if you are able to look on our website or contact us through and donate what we really need.”


Steve Field, Rochdale Foodbank's debt advice service leader
Steve Field, Rochdale Foodbank's chair of trustees


“Donations can still be made 24/7 at Number One Riverside; we can take delivery to our old warehouse if you arrange that with us through the email address; our strong support at Tesco, ASDA and Morrisons are fully operational again. If you are a school, church, mosque or business we are waiting to hear from you.

“Unfortunately, we have not yet been able to move to our new warehouse. When we do we fully expect to be able to take donations directly into the new warehouse in the town centre during the normal Foodbank opening hours.    

“By returning to normal service you will help us to sustain and lift the service to our clients in need; the service you expect of us and have trusted us to deliver for more than eight years. Thank you again in anticipation of your usual support.”

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