Well done to Carol, Maureen and John who have worked incredibly hard to make sure tenants and residents are given a five-star service when they visit the food hub in Lower Lane.

During a recent visit, the Food Standards Agency awarded the Fylde Food Community Hub at Lower Lane Community Centre the highest possible rating.

To achieve this five-star rating, the team have to keep all food storage areas clean and tidy, rotate stock and record temperatures of fridges and freezers to make sure all food is consumable.

The volunteers have also undergone training on food safety and hygiene and food allergy awareness.

Running the food hub is no easy task, as it takes a good number of volunteers and hours to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Carol, Maureen and John are at the helm, with support from Richard, Alan and Nev, plus a few other volunteers when needed.

The team provide packages of food, toiletries and cleaning products for up to 35 individuals and families each week.

Carol, volunteer chairperson of Fylde Food Community Hub, says: “We are thrilled to be awarded a five-star rating from the Food Standards Agency. We work hard to make sure everything is done correctly so we can provide food to families who are struggling.

“Nev and Alan do a great job collecting the bread from all the bakers every Saturday morning and we are grateful to Dean from Derby Hill Dairy who donates milk and delivers every week.

“We rely on receiving donations from various sources, and hopefully this will continue in the future.

“We also wish to thank Progress Housing Group for all their support, and for the use of the community centre.”


Fylde Food Community Hub at Lower Lane Community Centre, Freckleton

  • Volunteers recently turned into Easter bunnies to give away free Easter eggs to families on Easter Sunday.
  • The food hub also distributes Christmas hampers and gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
  • The food community hub provides packages to families in Freckleton, Kirkham, Newton and Warton.
  • The food hub relies on donations and in particular is in need of: dog and cat food, toilet rolls, washing powder, cereals, crisps, biscuits, and baby hygiene products. If anyone would like to donate any items, drop them off at Lower Lane Community Centre, Auster Crescent, Freckleton, any Saturday morning.

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