Food banks have seen a significant increase over the last decade, not just in Leeds, but across the United Kingdom. As with any definition it is subjective and open to interpretation as to how one defines a Food Bank. Two key characteristics that are often found at foodbanks are that the person who is receiving food has often been referred by another agency/group, using some kind of referral system. Secondly, the recipient receives a food parcel which they take back to their house/accommodation when accessing.
Many of the outlets of these Trussell Trust foodbanks have started to reopen since the height of the pandemic. Please see below for relevant opening times.
To register as an agency for online referrals, please contact either of the foodbanks directly by email:
The new National Citizens Advice helpline freephone number – 0808 208 2138 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm) can also help people with getting a referral.
Feeding local people in crisis. 13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK. Our foodbank provides a minimum of 3 days emergency food and support to local people in crisis.
As well as providing food, our volunteers offer a listening ear, offer prayer if appropriate, and suggest where further help and support may be available. Whatever their situation, beliefs or background everyone is welcomed.
Woodhouse Distribution Centre – COLLECTION FROM FOODBANK ONLY
Gateway Church in St Marks Church, St Marks Road, LS2 9AF
Mondays 11am – 1pm
Ireland Wood Distribution Centre – COLLECTION FROM FOODBANK ONLY
St Pauls Church, Raynel Drive, LS16 6BS
Thursdays 10:30am – 12:30pm
Burley Distribution Centre
St Matthias Church Centre, St Matthias Street, LS4 2DZ
Tuesdays 10am – 12noon
Moortown Distribution Centre (Please make the font the same)
53-55 Cranmer Bank, Moortown, Leeds, LS17 5JD
Tuesdays 11 – 1pm.
Leeds South and East Foodbank is Part of the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network. We are one of over 400 Foodbanks, providing emergency food to people in crisis, nationwide.
We give food to people in a state of crisis who are living in the South Leeds area of the city. People access one of the foodbank outlets via a referral from a statutory or voluntary organisation such as doctors, health visitors, Citizen Advice Bureau, welfare offices etc… All food given out by the foodbank is donated often from schools, churches, businesses, individuals or through supermarket collections. Please follow the link to the website or Facebook page to find out more.
. Beeston Distribution Centre. Monday 11:00 – 13:00 – : St Andrews Church, Cardinal Road, LS11 8AL
. Drighlington Distribution Centre (open on Mondays from 1pm until 3pm, Drighlington Methodist Church, King Street, BD11 1EL)
. Gipton Distribution Centre (open on Tuesdays from 10am until 12noon, Church of the Epiphany, LS9 6SW).
. Seacroft Distribution Centre (open on Tuesdays from 12.30 until 2.30pm, St Richards Church, Ramshead Hill, LS14 1BX).
. Morley Distribution Centre (Open Tuesdays 11:00 to 13:00. St Pauls Church, King Street, LS27 9ER
. Halton Distribution Centre, Open Wednesday 11 – 13:00. St Wilfrid’s Church, Selby Road, LS15 7NP
‘ Osmondthorpe Distribution Centre (Open on Thursday 11am to 1pm. Four square Church, 41 Ings Road, LS9 9ES
‘ Belle Isle Distribution Centre (open on Fridays 12.00noon – 2.00pm, St John and St Barnabas Church, Belle Isle Road, LS10 3DN
. Harehills Distribution Centre (open Mondays 10 – 12noon), St Cypriene’s Church, Bellbrooke Ave, Harehills, LS9 6AU.
St Cross Vicarage,
Mondays 09:30 – 11:30am, Please acquire a Referral
Holbeck Food Bank delivers crisis food parcels to clients living in Holbeck and Beeston following referrals from a professional agency. We are available Monday to Friday to do delivers to any addresses that are within LS11.
To make a referral please download the referral form by clicking the icon which will take you through to the Holbeck Foodbank.
Referrals can only be made by e-mail and you will receive a quick response with details of delivery.
All referrals received between 9am-4pm Monday-Friday will be delivered with within 24 hours. Weekend referrals may take longer.
Click icon for website.
Right Choices Food Bank is a city wide service, however, is based in Headingley Leeds and is run solely by volunteers.
We open the food bank on a Wednesdays between the hours of 1.30 p.m. and 2.45 p.m. We also provide a delivery service to the most vulnerable people within our community areas we deliver to LS 2,3,4,5 and 6.
Right Choices Project,Heart Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3HN.
If you do have any enquiries or want to make a referral please either e-mail or telephone.
Mobile – 07505 865 317
Email – email@example.com
Otley Food Bank opened in December 2013. We serve Otley and surrounding areas (interpreted flexibly, including Pool, Leathley, Farnley, Guiseley, Menston and Burley). Any voluntary or statutory agency can fill out a voucher for someone in crisis and collect 3 days’ food for a client in the locality during our opening hours or by arrangement. We have 2 helpline numbers which are on call during the day. If necessary we can usually deliver food parcels.
To make a referral contact us on: Mobile:- 07464 974993 or 07776 079321
Email:- firstname.lastname@example.org. Location will be revealed once referral made.
Opens Mondays 11:30 – 12:30 and Thursdays 9:30 – 10:30
We are a Trussell Trust seeded Foodbank, opened in October 2014. We have a Distribution Centre in Barleyfields Road, Wetherby and a Warehouse on the Thorp Arch Industrial Estate. We are run entirely by volunteers, and seek to reach into the rural villages in the local area. At present we are collecting more food than we have Clients, and have therefore been able to assist other Foodbanks in Leeds and the surrounding area with provisions.
Barleyfields Community Centre (opens Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:00 and Fridays 10:00 – 11:00, Barleyfields Road, LS22 6PN
Email – email@example.com
Website – www.wetherbyanddistrict.foodbank.org.uk
Facebook – Wetherby and District Foodbank
St Cross Foodbank (Middleton)
Middleton Park, Avenue, LS10 4HT, Open Wednesdays and Thursdays,
Refer through the following contact details: 07541 510835 and Churchstcross@gmail.com
St George’s Crypt runs a clothes and furniture shop as well as a cafe on Town Street in Armley. As an added service it also provides food parcels to people in need via a referral. The shop liaises with different agencies in the West Leeds area in order to support people in food poverty and give food to the right people.
To find out more information or to make a referral (referrals must be made by professional agencies) Please call the following number on 0113 279 7732.
40-46 Town Street, Armley, LS12 3AA
Open Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 16:00
Alternatively you can visit the website by clicking on the icon.
St Vincent’s is a city wide voluntary organisation based in the heart of East Leeds. Its aim is to improve the quality of life for those deprived of income, employment, education, social networks, neighbourhood and community support. As a last resort they do provide emergency food parcels to people who cannot access provision anywhere else.
Referrals for food parcels must be made by a professional agency. These are best made via phone on this number 0113 248 4126
Address – Curtis Building, 4 Berking Avenue, LS9 9LF
Salvation Army Hunslet and Morley – Food parcels available from Hunslet Hall Rd, Hunslet Leeds, LS11 6QB OR Salvation Army Morley, 75 Ackroyd St, Morley, LS27 8PZ.
All referrals for both collection points to 0113 2380422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.