Community Food Banks In The Mansfield & Surrounding Areas

Mansfield Community Foodshare Project

Based at Ladybrook Community Centre and run by Ladybrook Enterprises Ltd, Mansfield Community Foodshare project has been set up to make good use of unsold fresh, edible food and produce from local supermarkets, which would otherwise go to waste.

By working with Fareshare, we are able to offer surplus food items from out local Tesco community here at the centre to people who would like to utilise them. All food is still edible and is ideal for freezing.

Available for collection from the community centre during our drop in hours of 12pm – 3pm every weekday afternoon, all food is free to take with a maximum of 5 items per person available to ensure as many people as possible benefit

The aim of the project is to stop the food from being waster whilst offering an opportunity for the people of Mansfield and District to access free food if they need to or want to help to save the environment. We would love to hear from you if you want to get involved with the project as a volunteer or if you grow/have food that you would like to donate to the project. Schools, community groups and organisations are more than welcome to donate goods to be shared with the community. Contact us to get involved.

Tel: 01623 624208 or email for more information


The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army offer the distribution of food parcels Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 10am – 2pm.

The Salvation Army                

Victoria Street,                       


NG18 5SB

Tel: 01623 652021


Sherwood Forest Food Bank

Open Monday & Thursday 1:30pm – 4pm

The Stables Café,

Church Street,

Mansfield Woodhouse, 

NG19 8HA 

Tel: 07932 452533


Ashfield Voluntary Action (AVA) Emergency Foodbank

The foodbank is primarily for the residents of Mansfield & Ashfield, but we will accept referrals for any resident of Nottinghamshire.

Service is provided on a one off basis for individuals but we accept repeat referrals at our discretion.

Contact Sarah Taylor on;

01623 555 551 or email


Shirebrook Christian Centre – Food Bank

Open Wednesday 7-9pm, Thursday 9-5pm, Friday 9-5pm & Sunday 5.30pm

18-26 Main Street,



NG20 8DG

Tel: 01634 744371 


Shirebrook Methodist Church – Freedom Centre

Open every Wednesday 10am – 1pm

The Freedom Centre provides a free café, food bank, support workers to help you with debts/benefit advice, housing issues and a variety of other things too!

 4 Church Drive,



NG20 8DE

Tel: 01623 743263


The Beacon Centre

Open Tuesdays 12-2pm, Wednesdays 12-1.30pm and Friday 12-1.30pm. On Thursdays you will find them in the town centre near the library providing soup & sandwiches 8:30pm – 9:30pm.

The Beacon provides a range of services to homeless people. Most basically, we are open three lunchtimes a week providing free food and an evening. On Tuesdays we provide toast and tea/coffee and on Wednesdays and Fridays a hot meal with pudding.

We also have facilities for washing clothes, offer showers, provide access to a Nurse from a local surgery, offer food parcels and provide clothing and sleeping bags.

The Beacon Centre,

Wood Street,


NG18 1QA

Tel: 07943 630952



Bridge Street Methodist Church

The Soup Kitchen opens in the Church Foyer on Monday and Friday nights (including bank holidays) from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

We offer space, a comfortable seat, warmth, a welcome and soup, tea/coffee and sandwiches.  Anyone without a home to call their own is welcome to come along.

Bridge Street,


NG18 1AL

Tel: 01623 640845


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