Emergency food

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Leeds City Council are putting additional support in place to ensure everyone is able to access the food they need. Find out more about the number of options available.



Emergency food provision through the Local Welfare Support Scheme


There is now additional food support available for families and individuals who are experiencing difficulties in accessing food due to financial difficulties or self-isolation. Personal circumstances will determine the type of help that can be received.

Referrals can be made through local key workers, council services or by calling 0113 376 0330.


Leeds Food Aid Network and We Care Leeds

The Leeds Food Aid Network are working in partnership with We Care Leeds, to deliver food boxes across Leeds.

If people need assistance, we encourage them to try the Local Welfare Support Scheme first, but if that can't be arranged, please email a referral. 

For details of how to refer to this scheme and for up to date information on emergency food provision in Leeds please visit Leeds Food Aid Network



Food banks


Leeds North West Foodbank

The majority of sites are currently open with a paired back service in operation, updated information can be found at Leeds North and West foodbank locations




Leeds South and East Foodbank 

Food banks with a limited service are operating at the following locations:

  • St Cyprians, Harehills, Monday 10am to midday

  • St Cross Church, Middleton, Tuesday 10am to midday and Friday 10am to midday

  • St Paul's Church, Morley, Tuesday 11am to 1pm

  • Church of Epiphany, Gipton, Tuesday 10am to midday

For the full addresses and for more information, see Leeds South and East foodbank locations


Holbeck Food Bank

This service remains open and runs a delivery service to Beeston and Holbeck. Available 5 days a week. To find out more and to get in touch, see Holbeck Food Bank


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