Helping local people in crisisLearn more
three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis during 2022
the year that our foodbank opened
of the people our foodbank supported in 2022 were children
Find out how to get help from our foodbank.
We need your support. Find out how to get involved.
Keeping Blackburn with Darwen Warm - Blackburn Foodbank Fuelbank - click here to be redirected to our appeal page
Blackburn Foodbank has seen an increase in people asking for support with their gas and electricity bills. We want to create a fund that will help people in all circumstances have a warmer winter by distributing fuel vouchers to those who truly need them.
We also want to create a warm and welcoming area for people to sit and wait while we are packing their food parcels or getting to know them. We believe that visiting the Foodbank may be the only warmth some of our service users will experience for the week.
You can help us achieve this by donating to our fuelbank fund.
Are you struggling with your money?
Do you think you should be entitled to more benefit income?
Have you got unmanageable debts?
Come and see one of the Oaks Money Advice Centre advisors for free advice.
We will be holding drop-in services at the following locations and times. No appointment needed!
Darwen Health Centre, James Street West, Darwen, BB3 1PY – Every Tuesday – 10:00-14:00
Darwen Children’s Centre, Lord St, Darwen, BB3 0HD – 1st Wednesday of every month – 09:00-12:00
Shadsworth Children’s Centre, 58 Skye Crescent, Blackburn BB1 2JN – 1st Thursday of every month – 13:00-16:00
Livesey Children’s Centre, Andrew Close, Blackburn BB2 4NU – 1st Friday of every month – 09:00-12:00
Little Harwood Children’s Centre, Robinson St, Blackburn BB1 5PE0 – 1st Friday of the month – 13:00-16:00
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