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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

• No longer open to the public, food delivery service for those in crisis (generally through referral system but currently accepting self referrals)
• Requests for support via email: (monitored Mon-Fri)
• Food packs delivered Tuesdays and Thursdays
• Collecting food donations in trolley outside Bean There Coffee House Wednesdays 7-8pm and Saturdays 10-11am (social distancing approach) - all donated items stored for 7 days prior to distribution
• Updates provided via Facebook

// facebook.com/StorehouseBanbridgeFoodbank/
Food: tinned rice pudding, instant mash potatoes, jam, treats for children.
*Updated 24.06.2020*

Where/when: Donations can be left in the trolley marked 'Storehouse' outside Bean There coffee shop at 40 Church St, Banbridge BT32 4AA on Wednesday night 7-8pm or Saturday morning 10-11am. Alternatively outside of these times, Sean of all4pets pet supplies shop, will kindly accept donations on our behalf at 51b Church St, Banbridge BT32 4AA.

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

(Dromore, Dromara, Kinallen and surrounding areas)
• No longer open to the public, food delivery service for those in crisis or self isolating on request
• Requests for support are via email: or telephone: 079 4678 3279
• Email is monitored Monday to Friday and food packs are delivered on Mon/Wed/Fri however if needed an delivery can be arranged outside of these days
• Full details are available on the Via Wings website and Facebook page

Gail Redmond // // 079 4678 3279 //
viawings.co.uk //
Non-food: toilet roll
Food: tinned meat/pies, tinned fruit, tinned fish, tinned rice pudding, fruit juice (long life), instant mash potatoes, pasta sauces, soup, tea bags, instant coffee, cereals, boiled rice, jam, biscuits, treats for children.
*Updated 24.06.2020*

Where/when: Donations can be left in Supervalu Dromore, Moundview Service Station Dromore, Dromore Vivo and Tesco Extra, Lidl NI (Banbridge) and at Wellington House Mon/ Wed/ Fri 9.30am-4pm.

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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