Food Drop Ins

Food Drop Ins

Neruka's Soup KitchenFood drop ins, also known as soup kitchens, provide a very substantial form of food aid provision in the city of Leeds. A significant proportion of the people they serve have experienced or are experiencing homelessness. Two of the main characteristics which drop ins have is that they are accessible without the need for a referral and often involve the serving of a meal or sandwich and/or soup.
Churches and Christian initiatives have been known for running and providing a suitable venue for this type of food provision to take place and there may be some facilities that are aimed specifically at catering for refugees and asylum seekers. Please read below regarding some of the different types of drop ins in Leeds.

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Crypt Food

St George’s Crypt

St. George’s Crypt offers a free 3-course lunchtime meal, 5 days a week.

Open: Monday to Friday – Open (lunch 12pm – 12:35pm for sit down meal followed by activities)

Address: St George’s Crypt, Great George Street, LS1 3BR

Phone: (0113) 245 9061


Twitter: @CryptLeeds

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St Anne’s Resource Centre

St Anne’s run a breakfast Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 10am
Address: St Anne’s Resource Centre, York Street, LS9 8AA
A number of groups meet in the centre to offer food throughout the week.
. East Leeds Homeless Support Group – Open: Monday – 6.15pm – 7.45pm
. West Yorkshire Hardship – Open: Tuesday – 6.30pm – 7.45pm
. Leeds Homeless Support Group – Open: Thursday – 6pm – 7.30pm
. Focus for Hope / Community Kettle – Open: Friday – 6pm – 7.30pm



Neruka’s Soup Kitchen

Neruka’s offer a free, wholesome meal and a warm atmosphere where people can meet with others and talk through problems or concerns. The initiative is run and hosted by Jesus Christ Apostolic Church. They also signpost people to other organisations that provide similar and vital services that they can access. They can provide small food parcels.

Wednesday – 12pm to 2pm (meal and food parcels)
Friday – 10am to 12pm (food parcels only)

Address: 50 Gledhow Road, LS8 5ES


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UCKG Help Centre

Offers food and befriending support from this church based centre.
Open: Saturday – 11am to 1pm
Address: 12 Regent Street, LS2 7QA







This is a meal on Sundays at 1 / 1.25 pm followed by an interactive church service.
Address: St George’s Crypt, Great George Street, LS1 3BR
Phone: 0113 243 8498
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Crypt Food

Life Church

Life Church Love Leeds are all about providing a loving environment, food and clothing to some of the most vulnerable adults in Leeds. They exist to provide on-going support for adults who are homeless, living in poverty or who simply need a sense of belonging and friendship. They give out food and drinks at their weekly drop-in, where they offer a befriending service, a friendly social atmosphere and work with similar organisations to provide information and guidance to those who are in need.

Open: Thursday – 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Address: Life Church, 98 Kirkstall Road, LS3 1HJ



Salvation Army (Central) Drop-in

Hot food provided with takeout given out and food parcels available on Thursdays.
Open: Mondays and Tuesdays for meals and Thursdays for food parcels, 11.30-1pm.

Address: Nile Street, LS2 7QY (Off Bridge Street at the bottom of Eastgate)

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Rainbow Junktion

Rainbow Junktion has stayed open throughout the covid 19 crisis, switching to takeaway only service so as to be able to continue to provide food to the community in the safest way possible. We also now have a pay-as-you-feel shop with essentials for people to take home. We are incredibly grateful to all the volunteers who have made this possible. Our opening hours are currently:
11:30am-3pm Monday and Thursday (food served 12-2.30) as a Pay-as-you-feel cafe and signposting service
11.30am-4pm Friday as a Foodshare (shopping only)

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Blessed of The Father
07745 748404

Calvary International Christian Centre 53 Cardigan Lane, Burley, LS4 2LE
Open every Sunday 4pm to 6pm


Winner’s Chapel

Offers food parcels without need of a referral.

0113 278 0483

Calvary International Christian Centre, 53 Cardigan Lane, Burley, LS4 2LE

Open every Sunday 4pm to 6pm



Drop-in for everybody – no referral needed. Each person can have only one food parcel. If They have extra food, such as fruit, they give out extra to everyone.

0775 445 0967

St Aiden’s Church, Elford Place West, LS8 5QD

Saturday 10:30am to 12noon


Assistance specifically for refugees and asylum seekers


Drop-in is open for emergency food parcels, case work and mental health support. Wednesday 10am-11.30am. Please queue in the car park of St Aidan’s Community Hall.
0113 262 2163
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Meeting Point

Our drop-in provides a safe and welcoming environment, operating appropriately with any Covid safety precautions we feel are necessary. We provide a hot meal; fresh and dried food parcels and a nearly new shop; confidential advocacy and support; conversation; computer and internet use; activities and children’s arts and crafts.
0113 2796700
Christ Church, Armley Ridge Road, Leeds LS12 3LE

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