We've given the charity, Family Action, £30,000 to run a food club for families struggling to buy groceries during the coronavirus pandemic.
It costs £1 to join a club for a year. You can then buy food bags which cost £3.50 but contain £15 of food and collect them from one of the following children's centres: Newbold Sure Start Children Centre, Rochdale, Littleborough Sure Start Children's Centre, Derby Street Sure Start Children's Centre, Heywood.
We have been overwhelmed by the support from local businesses and people from all our communities offering support to families over half term. We want to thank each and every one of you, even in the hardest times our borough steps up and shines.
We are trying to co-ordinate all the information as best we can and have put this information on Rochdale Borough Council Facebook page (external link)
Here's s list of some of the foodbanks in Rochdale borough:
- Rochdale Foodbanks - located on South Parade, Rochdale OL16 1LR and Wesley Street, Smallbridge OL12 9RW.
- Heywood Foodbank - located on Adelaide Street OL10 4HE.
- Middleton Central Foodbank - located in Middleton Shopping Centre, Limetrees Road.
How do foodbanks work? You need a voucher to use a foodbank. You can get a voucher from your doctor, health visitor, social worker, local citizens advice or charity organisation. Your local foodbank can provide emergency food for at least 3 days.
Support for families during Covid-19
We would like to say a huge thank you to families for staying at home and staying safe during these unusual circumstances. We appreciate how difficult this can be especially if you live with children and young people.
We are here to help. There is lots of support available for you and your family.
Please see our leaflet Support for families during Covid-19 (Coronavirus) (3088KB pdf)
Please see the Rochdale SEND Local Offer COVID-19 Help and Guidance (internal link)
Please see Parental Conflict tip sheet - Supporting health and relationships and managing disagreements during COVID-19 (900KB pdf)