Burnley Community Kitchen

Burnley Community Kitchen

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…

  • Long-life fruit juice or squash.
  • Long-life or powdered milk.
  • Tea and coffee.
  • Tins of soup and cup-a-soups.
  • Tinned meat and fish.
  • Sauces, dried herbs and spices.
  • Salt and pepper.
  • Tinned vegetables and tomatoes.
  • Rice, pasta, noodles and lentils.
  • Tinned beans and spaghetti.
  • Jars of jam and marmalade.
  • Tinned fruit and desserts, custard and rice pudding.
  • Biscuits and snacks.
  • Tinned or dried pet food.
  • Toiletries such as shampoo, soap, deodorant, sanitary products, toilet rolls, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
  • Household items such as washing powder, washing-up liquid and kitchen roll.
  • Baby wipes, nappies and dried formula milk.
  • Plastic bags for food parcel distribution, egg cartons and jars.

Contact Burnley Community Kitchen

For more information on the Burnley Community Kitchen, details about the foodbank facility or if you are interested in offering your time as a volunteer, please contact us on 01282 448577 or communitykitchen@burnleyfc.com.

Contact Anita