Operated by Burnley FC in the Community, the Burnley Community Kitchen is located at Unit 83 in the Upper Market Square of Charter Walk Shopping Centre (above New Look) in the heart of Burnley town centre.
The interior was developed from scratch thanks to hard work by BFCitC staff, kind donations from multiple partners and voluntary work from Friends of BFCitC businesses.
The Community Kitchen includes a foodbank, a community café, a teaching kitchen, a meeting space and an internet café and aims to deliver positive change for people in the town, using food as the catalyst.
The foodbank element of the facility, set-up in a supermarket-style layout, offers the dignity of choice to users and is closely linked to an in-house teaching kitchen.
Trained BFCitC staff will offer cookery lessons to foodbank users, with the aim to develop their home-cooking confidence, to improve their skills using foods they can access from the foodbank itself and to offer healthy meal alternatives.
Ultimately, the Kitchen aims to lift users out of foodbank reliance by offering employment, financial and education support.
As well as the foodbank, the space includes a community café for public use, a meeting space for community groups, a book exchange/library section and a children’s play area.
We are always looking to receive donations. If you want to donate anything to the Burnley Community Kitchen, here’s what we’re looking for…