Food banks

If you're struggling to pay for food, you might be able to get a referral to a food bank for emergency food. You can find out more on the Citizens Advice website.

Free school meals

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get certain benefits.

Play and skills at tea-time activities (PASTA)

Learn to cook healthy affordable meals together as a family at a local PASTA programme. For families with children aged five to eight in targeted wards across Lancashire.

Healthy Start - if you have a child under 4 or are pregnant

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.

Find out more and apply on the Healthy Start NHS website.

If you have any questions or have any difficulties with applying you can come to one of the Healthy Start digital sessions at our libraries for help.

Support in your district

Find out what support is available in your area from your local district council website link below.  

If you are unsure which district council to contact, you can find your district council by post code.