Help for vulnerable people

3. Food poverty


Foodbanks provide food parcels with a minimum of 3 days' food for households in need.

Stockport has 2 main foodbank providers:

Stockport Foodbank

Stockport Foodbank centres are open 6 days a week. They can be found across Stockport in:

  • Bredbury
  • Cheadle
  • Cheadle Heath
  • Hazel Grove
  • Heaton Norris
  • Offerton
  • Reddish

Food deliveries are prioritised to those shielding or self isolating who cannot visit the foodbank and can demonstrate need.

Call 07483 115349 or visit the Stockport Foodbank website for more information.

You can also be referred to the foodbank by:

• Citizens Advice Helpline. Call 0300 330 9073
• Stockport Council Welfare Line. Call 0161 217 6046

Chelwood Foodbank

If you're self isolating at home or cannot get to a foodbank for other reasons, Chelwood Foodbank offer food parcel deliveries. Chelwood has 4 centres located around Stockport:

  • Cheadle Hulme
  • Brinnington
  • Petersgate, Stockport
  • Edgeley

Call their referral helpline on 0161 883 1792, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm or visit the Chelwood Foodbank website for more information.

Low cost food

Your Local Pantry

Your Local Pantry is a community food store designed to give those with financial difficulties a helping hand. For £3.50 per week they provide a food bag of at least 10 items. The items can be worth up to £15 and change each week depending on the supplies they receive.

Your Local Pantry has 3 locations across Stockport:

  • Pantry at Number 5, 5 Cuddington Crescent, Bridgehall, Stockport, SK3 8LX
  • Brinnington Pantry, First House, 367 Brinnington Road, Brinnington, Stockport, SK5 8EN
  • Woodley Pantry, Arthur Greenwood Centre, Bredbury, Stockport, SK6 1ES

To become a member visit the Your Local Pantry sign up page or call 0161 474 4760.

Support with shopping offer

If you can pay for food but cannot go shopping as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, you can access support to help with food shopping through the Stockport Council Welfare Line on 0161 217 6046.

If you're referred and have access to the internet you'll receive priority food delivery slots with either Tesco or Iceland. If you do not have access to the internet you'll be referred to Age UK Stockport.