Free Food

There are a number of organisations that can help you with free food items:

Basement Recovery Project

Breakfast club: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am – Midday. The service specialises in supporting clients with substance abuse issues, but all are welcome for Breakfast Club.

Referral info: Self referral, requires registration on first visit.

 Basement House, 10 Carlton Street, Halifax, HX1 2AL

 01422 383063

CMBC – Children’s Centres

Emergency Food: Need assessed by Family Support worker who will go with client to purchase the food.

Referral info: by CMBC Family Support Team Worker

 Amanda Cryer

 01422 373133

Ebeneezer Methodist Church

Food and Support Drop In: Only food drop in town – Self referree max of 3 parcels in 10 weeks. Others 1 per week. Referral from agency made with full reason for referral, length of time situation expected to continue. All cases reviewed at 3 and 6 months with referral agency asked to provide report to support continued need.

Referral info: none

 Kate Fawcett, Ebenezer Methodist Church, St. James Road, Halifax, HX1 1YS

 01422 342719


Food tokens: in emergency to own clients. No cash, food vouchers for Tesco.

Referral info: none

 Natasha Green, 21 Bull Green, Halifax.

 01422 386 989

NHS – Healthy Start

Free vouchers: Eligible people can get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh, frozen fruit & veg, and infant formula milk. They can also get free vitamins.

People could qualify if on benefits & have children under the age of four, or if they’re pregnant and under 18.

Referral info: Needs to be signed off by midwife or health visitor.


 0845 607 6823


Emergency Food Parcels: Initially intended for use by own clients but do not turn anyone away when emergency food requested.

Referral Info: Open to those with past or present connection to the armed forces.

 Julie Charalambous, 9 Portland Place, Halifax

 01422 361515