Help with the rising cost of living

The Council is working with a number of local organisations who can offer support.


Family Food Boxes

If you are suffering hardship or struggling to make ends meet, you can get a Household Support Family Food Box from the Community and Business Partners organisation.

To apply for a box, or arrange collection, email

Food Banks

Blackburn Food Bank

Blackburn Food bank offer a call and collect service on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Go to the Blackburn Food Bank website to find out how to get help.

Darwen Food Larder

Darwen Food Larder have a call or click and collect service available. Go to the Darwen Food Larder website to find out how to get help.

Free school meals

Check to see if your child is eligible for free school meals.

Healthy Start vouchers

You might be able to get help to buy food or milk for your child. Go to the Healthy Start website to find out if you're eligible and to apply.