Local food support

Cre8 Grocery

A surplus food re-distribution service operating in Macclesfield and Bollington. Anyone can come along to receive 3 bags of food per household for £5. First come, first served. Mobile Grocery at Bollington Town Hall every Thursday at 2.30pm.

Free school meals in Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council provides two types of free school meals to children attending a school within the Cheshire East Borough – for Key Stage 1 and income related free school meals.
Find out if your child is eligible.

Household support fund

An extension to the Household Support Fund (HSF) was announced by the UK government in the Budget on 6 March 2024. This fund will cover the period from April 2024 to September 2024. On 29 April 2024 the Children and Families Committee agreed a new package of  HSF support in Cheshire East.
The Household Support Fund is to provide crisis support to financially vulnerable households most in need.

Help with getting food

Find a local food bank or contact Cheshire East Emergency Assistance, phone no: 0300 123 5013  option 4, email [email protected]

Cost of living Crisis Team

The Cost of Living Crisis Team is available on 0300 123 5024 between 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

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Too Good to Go

Fighting food waste together.

Too Good To Go is an app that connects you with local shops and restaurants selling unsold food.

Sign up and help end food waste.

Food resources

Cheshire East Food Alliance

The Cheshire East Food Alliance will play a key role in developing a ‘Right to Food’ strategy – to address food insecurity across Cheshire East.  The project is being led by CVS Cheshire East with funding and support from Cheshire East Council and Cheshire Community Foundation.


Fareshare saves good food from going to waste. They redistribute surplus food from some of the UK’s top food companies to nearly 8,500 charities and community groups. If your organisation uses food to support people, then you can sign up to receive food too. FareShare is set up to take both large volumes of surplus food as well as small quantities from across the food and drink industry. They accept all kinds of fresh, frozen, ambient and chilled food and drink, including retailer branded foods in all forms, from bulk ingredients and unfinished products to labelling errors and damages.

Feeding Britain

An award-winning charity with a vision of a UK where no one goes hungry. A key priority for Feeding Britain is to establish and develop Affordable Food Clubs. Find out how to set one up.

The Food Foundation

Their mission is to changed food policy and business practice to ensure everyone, across the UK nations, can afford and access a healthy diet. They promote eating more vegetables, children’s right to food and improving children’s diet.

The Trussell Trust

An anti-poverty charity and community of food banks providing practical support to people who can’t afford the essentials, and campaigning for a future where none of us need to use emergency food to get by.
Free hardship helpline 0808 208 2138 (Open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. Closed on public holidays.)