There are currently two Storehouse Pantries located in Bolton - Johnson Fold and New Bury, Farnworth.
For more information about each individual Pantry, including address, opening times and current eligible postcodes for membership, please click the relevant Pantry link to the left.
These guidelines apply to all Storehouse Pantry locations.
Becoming a Member of Storehouse Pantry
Members must be 16 years or over
Membership to Storehouse Pantry is for residents who live within a specific post code and/or have been referred by a partner agency (e.g. Bolton at Home) and meet the following criteria. Criteria one to four provide a six month membership. Criteria five to nine provide a six week membership:
Health - An individual suffering a physical incapacity and/or mental health issues within the last 6 months resulting in temporary financial/emotional distress
Caring Responsibilities - An individual or household which has taken on caring for an additional family member from outside their household within the last 6 months, resulting in temporary financial distress
Debt - An individual or household paying arrears or debts resulting in financial distress where the individual or household is in receipt of working age benefits or tax credits
Job Loss/Wage Delay - An individual who has been subject to redundancy, job loss or multiple delays in wage payments within the last 6 months, which is causing financial and emotional distress
Benefit Delay - An individual or household facing current benefit problems (i.e. benefit delay, a new benefit claim being made, benefit suspension)
Fleeing Domestic Violence - An individual or household fleeing or having fled domestic violence within the last 3 months
Leaving Care/Custody - An individual who has left care, custody or temporary (e.g. hostel) accommodation within the last 6 weeks, causing temporary financial distress
Homeless - An individual who is homeless (not 'roofless') and is temporarily staying within an eligible postcode household
Seeking Asylum - An individual or household currently seeking asylum. If a person or family has been refused asylum we cannot issue Pantry membership
- you move away from the area
- you attempt to steal items from the Pantry
- you take food/items from the Pantry and give them to someone who is not in
- you pass your Membership card onto someone else to use
- you attend the Pantry under the influence of drugs/alcohol
- you are found to be abusive towards Pantry or staff/volunteers, or
- you do not access the Pantry during a three month period
Using Storehouse Pantry