Community Food Banks In The Mansfield & Surrounding Areas

Mansfield & Ashfield Emergency Foodbank

St John's Community Foodbank has been serving their local community for the last five years and has agreed to take over this project from Ashfield Voluntary Action and continue to work with them in partnership alongside Mansfield CVS, Sutton Christian Fellowship and a number of other organisations so that the Emergency Foodbank, over time, will better meet the needs of people in Ashfield and Mansfield.

The service is accessed via a referral from a social worker, support worker, Local Council, Job Centre, Citizen's Advice, Health Visitor or similar agency. They will ring the hotline on your behalf which is open Monday - Friday from 10am - 4pm on 07592 482 472. You will then be given a reference number and told where you can collect your parcel. 

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


Shirebrook Christian Centre – Food Bank

Open Tuesday 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 (Currently closed)

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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