Lalley Centre, Community Pantry & Allotment

The Lalley is a welcoming centre, community pantry and allotment in North Manchester.

The team supports people to improve their lives via a whole range of wrap around services, including food support, health and wellbeing support, social tariff access, Wood Street Mission referrals, Health Start referrals, utility support, accessing toys for Christmas and uniforms for the new school year, DWP (Department of Work and Pensions) benefits and housing. We ‘re also able to refer to other specialised services where necessary.

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adults and children accessed the service last year.


emergency food parcels were provided to individuals and families.


of food was produced on the community allotment, equivalent to 739 meals.

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The centre, community pantry and allotment in Collyhurst supports people on low incomes with practical needs in health and wellbeing, housing, family life and employment.

Staff and volunteers assist people who are unemployed or receiving benefits, families facing or experiencing homelessness, those struggling with addictions, mental health issues or conditions that prevent them from working.

The community allotment also offers the chance for local people to learn new skills whilst also providing fresh produce as part of a healthy-eating scheme. Food grown also supplies our community pantry at the centre.

In addition to the support highlighted above, visitors can also access:

  • Drop-in sessions (Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am to 1pm)
  • Wellbeing group
  • Parents as Partners course to support parents to build positive relationships with their children (from 2 November, Thursdays from 10am to 12.30pm for eight weeks)
  • Money skills sessions
  • Digital skills sessions
  • Laundry club (Monday to Friday, by appointment only – £2.50 charge)
  • Coffee and toast mornings (Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 9am to 10am – just drop-in)
  • Wellbeing drop-in sessions (Fridays from 9.30am to 11am, term-time only)
  • Allotment or food pantry volunteering (We are supported by community volunteers. Taster sessions can be offered to try out what’s on offer – please get in touch for more information)
  • The team is also open to suggestions from people in the local community about activities they would like to access.
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“I can’t tell you how much this means to have support.  Things are so hard at the moment and I’m really grateful for everything you do. My boys don’t know where the food comes from, but they know they will be fed.”

Parent accessing our service

Help more families to access the food they need now:


Where to find us

Address: St Malachy’s RC Primary School, Eggington Street Collyhurst Manchester, M40 7RG.

Telephone: 0161 205 2754


Opening hours:
Our services are open to families and individuals over the age of 18 (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

People can make an appointment by calling or emailing the centre or attending our drop-in sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am to 1pm.

The Lalley Centre is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm.

The Community Food Pantry is open Monday, 2pm to 4pm, Wednesday, 11am to 1pm and Friday 11am to 1pm. (The food pantry can only be accessed once a week on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday).

The Community Allotment is open Monday, 10.30am to 1pm, Tuesday, 10.30am to 1pm, Thursday 1pm to 4pm and Friday 2pm to 4pm.

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