Food provision over the Christmas holidays

Other food support during the Christmas period.


Food boxes:  These are hosted by local residents across Rossendale and anyone to take the food they need from a box for free, they can also donate to a box when they are able to.  For more information see the Rossendale Foodbox Scheme Facebook page or ring 07508 606903. Food boxes are located at:

Whitewell Bottom Box – The bus shelter outside Whitewell Bottom Community centre on Burnley Road East.  Accessible 24 hrs.

Rawtenstall Box – 86 Burnley Road, Rawtenstall.  Open daily 9.00 am – 8.00 pm

Crawshawbooth Box – outside The Village Centre, Adelaide Street, Crawshawbooth. Daily from 9 am – 5 pm

Haslingden Box – located at the top of Ryefield Avenue West. Daily from 10am – 7 pm.

Lumb Box – Burnley Road East, Lumb opposite Lumb Green. Open 24 hrs.

Hall Carr Box, Cherry Crescent Food Box – (Townsend Fold), between Cherry Crescent and Chestnut drive.  Accessible 24 hrs.

Bacup Food Box – 33 Pennine Road. Daily 8am – 10pm

Waterfoot Box – Old Library Cafe, Bacup Road, Waterfoot10am – 3pm Mon-Sat

Edgeside Food Box – carpark behind St. Anne’s Church, Ashworth Road.  Available daily 10-6pm

Helmshore Box – Bus shelter outside Village Nursery, Helmshore Road, Helmshore. Accessible 24 hrs

Rockcliffe Box – Top of Rockcliffe Road, Bacup. 9am – 6pm

Staghills Box – bus stop near the old Football Club, Staghills Road. 8am – 8pm

Stacksheads Box – The new Hare and Hounds Food Box, carpark, Stacksteads, open daily.


Drop in Food Share: Pick up a bag of food for free by contacting:-

  • Positive Start – Bury Road, Rawtenstall, BB4 6AA. Dec 23rd and Dec 30th – 2-3pm
  • Trinity Baptist Church – Bank House Lane, Bacup 30th Dec 1-2 pm
  • Crawshawbooth – The Village Centre/Community Library 01706 507167
  • The Whitworth Lighthouse Project can also provide food parcels. Appointments to arrange this: 07508 606903 Open Tues 22nd, Wed 23rd, Sat 26th, Tues 29th, Thurs 31st, Sat 2nd Jan, all 10 am to 3 pm.

Reception September 2022 new starters - all welcome to come and visit and see school in action. Make an appointment by phoning the school office: 01706344609.