get involved

There are so many ways that you can get involved with North Lakes Food Bank.


Click the links below to find out more.

North Lakes Foodbank Charity Bin


  • Sort donated food ready for distribution

  • Help with Fundraising and PR

  • Work in a Foodbank centre: meet clients and give out food

  • Be a driver delivering food in rural areas

  • Help out at a foodbank supermarket collection

Click the PDF icon to download our Volunteer Application form.

Or contact us for more information.


Please pray with us for North Lakes Foodbank.

Click on the icon to download a PDF of our pray diary for information about what to pray for or look at our latest newsletter and prayer requests.

Check out our shopping list
Please remember: 

- Nothing fresh (only tins and packets)

- Within the sell by or best before date

- Good condition


Giving food is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3:

Take your food to your nearest foodbank 
Click to find the centres and collection points.

Make a Financial Donation
We give food to people in crisis free of charge. However the warehousing and distribution costs us money. 

So in order to give food away free we do need financial help.

Thank you for your support.

voucher holders

The Foodbank relies on a network of voucher holders to refer people using a food voucher to the Foodbank centre where people receive food. These include:

  • health visitors

  • social workers

  • housing support teams

  • children's support teams

  • churches

  • advisory organisations

  • debt advisory teams

  • welfare advisory teams

  • charity and community support teams

  • other community based support worker

If you work in a similar field and your organisation would like to hold some vouchers to give out to people in need please contact Adrian at the North Lakes Foodbank at to arrange a meeting to discuss becoming a voucher holder with us.


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