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Help to Feed the Family 

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It's ok to ask for help

Life can bring unexpected challenges, and getting help is a normal part of getting through difficult times. On this page, you will find information on services that can help towards the cost of food.

Remember, support is available, and you are not alone.

Worsbrough Community Pantry

The Worsbrough Community Pantry is open on Wednesdays from 11:30 - 1:30 pm. It's based in the Church on High Street, Worsbrough Bridge, United Kingdom.

You pay £3 at the door and can do your weekly shop, which includes fresh, frozen and cupboard ingredients to the value of £15

Am I eligible? 

To be eligible to sign up you must live in the Worsbrough Ward AND receive benefits OR had a recent change to financial circumstances. 

Apply online here

Find out more

Follow on Facebook: Worsbrough Community Pantry 

01226 286050 or email

Good Food Pantry Royston

If you live in Royston you can get access to good-quality food at reduced prices from Royston's Good Food Pantry at Manor Court Community Centre.

Open every Monday from 10 am to 1 pm. 

Good Food Pantry Lundwood

If you live in Lundwood you can get access to good-quality food at reduced prices from Lundwood's Good Food Pantry at Priory Centre.

Open from 24th May every Friday 10:30am-2:30pm

Find out more

Community Shop

Get top-quality food, drinks, and household items from well-known brands at low prices. Community Shop is currently open to anyone in Barnsley who gets some kind of benefit.

They sell surplus products donated by big-name retailers, supermarkets, and brands, so you can save money while making sure perfectly good stuff doesn't go to waste. It's a win-win for your wallet and the planet

In Barnsley there are two community shops

📍 Community Shop Athersley, Lindhurst Road, Athersley North, S71 3DQ

📍 Community Shop Goldthorpe, Barnsley Road, Goldthorpe, S63 9NE

Find out more

Visit the website here
Drop into your nearest shop and sign up in person, just bring proof of ID and proof of benefit 

Join the group on Facebook: 

Community Shop on the go

Community shop on the go brings low-cost, high-quality food to your local area. 

You can get a bag of 6 items for £3 or 12 items for £6.

Look out for the orange van, coming to a place near you! 

Find out more

Find out where the mobile shop will be this week on the Community Shop On the Go Facebook 

Healthy Start Vouchers

If you're more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4 and claim certain benefits, you can get help to buy milk and food from Healthy Start. 

How much will I get?

  • £4.25 each week of your pregnancy (from the 10th week of your pregnancy)
  • £8.50 each week for children from birth to 1 year old
  • £4.25 each week for children between 1 and 4 years old

Your money will stop after your child’s 4th birthday, or if you no longer receive benefits.

You can also get free Healthy Start vitamins.

If you are not eligible for the vouchers, you can still buy Healthy Start Vitamins from any of our Family Hubs.

Vitamins are £1 for women's and £2 for baby and children's vitamins. You can find your nearest Family Hub using our search tool here.

Find out more: 

Visit the Healthy Start Webpage or talk to your midwife or health visitor on 01226 774411

Healthy Holidays

Healthy Holidays helps families who might need extra support with food and fun activities for their kids during school holidays. If your child gets free school meals because of your household income, they can join our Healthy Holidays clubs for free. At these clubs, every child gets a healthy meal.

These clubs happen during Easter, summer, and Christmas holidays.

Find out more
Find out what's available and book your places online here

Using a foodbank

Going to a food bank could help you get the food support you need in times of emergency. If you're facing difficulties affording food, visiting a food bank may be a good short term option. To get help from the food bank you will need to be referred with a voucher. Family Hub managers, and other professionals can write you a food bank voucher referral.

You can ring 0800 0345 340 and press option 2, to be put through to a Family Hub team member. 

Once you have been given a voucher, you can swap this for a minimum of three days’ emergency food at your nearest food bank centre.

Find out more
Read more about accessing a foodbank here

Eat Good Feel Good

In Barnsley we want to make sure everyone can get affordable and nutritious food. We want this to be part of a diverse, inclusive and vibrant food economy.

For an overview of support available to help feed the family click here