Ardwick & Longsight Food Bank is an independent food bank that can provide free food parcels for people in need.  We rely on generous donations from individuals and families in the local community, churches and businesses to provide most of the food we distribute.

As well as providing a few days’ of food to meet the immediate crisis, we hope to point clients to other agencies that can help them find the way through their difficulty.  We try to work in cooperation with other local agencies and food providers so that people are accessing help close to where they live.

As well as the food bank provision of tinned and long life foods, we often have fresh vegetables, fruit and baked goods available on site.

How it works?

We receive donations

Please see the “Make a Donation” page for what and how you can donate to us.

We distribute food and other items

We give to people who are referred to us or who come with:

  • some proof of need and
  • proof of address ID.
Agencies can refer clients to us

Agencies can refer clients to us

  • Please download our Client Referral Form from the Referral Form page.
  • EITHER complete and return it to us as an email attachment to 
  • OR print it off and complete by hand and
    • give to the client to bring with them to the Food Bank
    • ask clients to also bring proof of address ID.
  • Please note in the email or on the form the reason food bank help is needed.

Thank you!

Or you can refer on-line here.

Individuals can just drop in
Individuals can just drop in to the food bank if they bring PROOF OF ADDRESS ID and some evidence of their need for a food parcel.

Ardwick & Longsight Food Bank is based at:
Transformation Community Resource Centre
11 Richmond Grove, Longsight M13 0LN (Behind Longsight Police Station)
Tel: 0161 273 3977 (during opening hours)
Text messages to: 07853 553732
Not open on Bank Holidays