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Food Banks

Who can help and where?Service Provided & Contact DetailsDonations Welcome
For those wishing to donate, below is an updated list of items urgently needed. Thank you for all your help & support.
Armagh Food Bank

Support to families by referral – GPs, Social Workers etc.

Open 10.30am-12.30pm Tuesdays and Saturdays

Richard // 077 5268 0805 //
For information on current donations required and drop off locations visit: https://armagh.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

Financial donations can be made via https://armagh.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/
Craigavon Area Food Bank

(Lurgan, Portadown, Craigavon)
The food bank works through a referral system - GPs Social Workers etc.

Phone line monitored Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Chris Leech // 0333 050 7702 //
For information on current donations required and drop off locations visit: https://craigavonarea.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

Financial donations can be made via https://craigavonarea.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/
The StoreHouse

• Requests for support via email: (monitored Mon-Fri)
• Updates provided via Facebook

// facebook.com/StorehouseBanbridgeFoodbank/
Financial donations can be made via gracegeneration.co.uk/foodbank/

(Dromore, Dromara, Kinallen and surrounding areas)
• Requests for support are via email: or telephone: 079 4678 3279
• Full details are available on the Via Wings website and Facebook page

Gail Redmond // // 079 4678 3279 //
viawings.co.uk //
Financial donations can be made via: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/viawingscovid19

Community Advice Service

Your local Community Advice Service can provide help with any of the following:
Covid–19 General Queries Engaging communities
Employment Rights Engaging individuals
Self Employed and Zero Hours Contract Building partnerships
Benefits/Universal Credit Providing community legal education
Austerity – Rent, Mortgage, Food, etc. Financial literacy
Providing access to justice Promoting volunteering
Tackling social exclusion Capacity building
Advice and better health Opposing discrimination


Contact your local service:

Location Contact Details Opening Hours
9 McCrum’s Court
BT61 7RS
028 3752 4041
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
77 Bridge Street
Co. Down
BT32 3JL
028 4062 2201
Monday-Friday: 9.30am-4pm
Mount Zion House
Edward Street
BT66 6BD
028 3836 1181
Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-4pm

Good Morning Service

‘Good Morning’ is a confidential telephone service for older people who are feeling isolated, vulnerable and lonely. The service offers a regular telephone call from a volunteer for friendly chat and can provide advice on other support services. A regular call can help provide social interaction, and help them feel more connected with their local community.

The Good Morning Service can make a difference for older people by:

  • Improving their Health & Wellbeing.
  • Providing reassurance and reducing their fear of crime.
  • Keeping them connected and less isolated.
  • Helping them feel less vulnerable and able to remain independent.
  • Putting them in touch with the services they need.

If you, or an older person you know could benefit from a regular call from one of our volunteers please email: or call 07789 901369.

This project is delivered in partnership with ABC PCSP, SHSCT and Community & Voluntary Services (Charity Reg. No: NIC100180  Company Reg. No: NI042986)

If you have any further queries, please telephone Council on 0300 0300 900 or email

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