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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.

In addition to the basic 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

Please use our on-line referral system if possible.  

Complete and send the form giving as much information is possible.  When you press send, it will come to our inbox and we will then contact the client to arrange details of the food parcel and how and when they can collect it.  We are able to do a limited number of deliveries only, so please indicate if that is a necessity for the person you are referring.   We may also contact you if we need further information. 

You can refer on-line here.

If you cannot use the on-line referral system an alternative Referral Form is available here that can be downloaded or printed off.

  • EITHER complete and return it to us as an email attachment

to referrals@ardwickandlongsightfoodbank.org.uk and we will proceed as above

  • OR print it off and complete by hand andgive to the client to bring with them to the Food Bank –

If possible they should ring us to arrange an appointment time..

Individuals can contact us by phone

we will reply to any messages left by voice mail or text.  Voice mail: 01612733977, text or voicemail: 07853 553732

Individuals who don’t have a phone

Individuals who don’t have a phone  can drop in from 11am to 1pm on Monday or Thursday.  We will need to see proof of address ID and some proof of their need.  We may give one emergency food parcel and will help them to find a referral agency.  

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

OPEN MONDAYS and THURSDAYS 11am-1pm or by appointment

 Not open on Bank Holidays