Penrith And Eden Refugee Network

Penrith and Eden Refugee Network

Affordable Food in Carlisle

Botcherby pop-up pantry

Botcherby Community Centre, Victoria Road, Carlisle, CA1 2UE

Open 12-3pm on Wednesdays.

Drop-in, no need to book, just turn up. Choose 10 items for £3:50.

You can go every week but you can’t get more than 10 items each week.

Harraby Campus pop-up pantry

Harraby Community Centre, Edgehill Road, Carlisle, CA1 3SN

Open Mondays and Wednesdays 1-4pm.

Drop-in, no need to book, just turn up. Any 5 items for £2.50. You can go on both Monday and Wednesday every week but you can’t get more than 5 items each day.

Petteril Bank Fareshare

Petteril Bank Community Centre, Burnett Road, Carlisle, CA1 3BX.

Drop-in service for those living in the area. Open every Wednesday from 1.30pm to 2.30pm – donation contribution.

Carlisle Community Help

For a set membership cost of £6 a week, a bag of food can be ordered online. You need to register for an account and then you can order groceries every week and pick up from your nearest pick-up point. Your order will be delivered to your chosen Community organisation. They
will deliver to these areas on the following days:

  • Mondays – Currock and Upperby
  • Tuesday – Brampton, Denton Holme, Cathedral and Castle
  • Wednesday – Harraby and Botcherby
  • Thursday – City West (Belle Vue, Yewdale and Sandsfield)
  • Friday – Brampton, Belah and Stanwix

Please make sure you have ordered by 10 am the day before. Any orders received after this time won’t be processed until the following week.

To use the above link, scroll to the bottom of the page and click ‘sign up today’. You may need a friend who has reasonable English to help you sign up and place your order.

Free Meals

108 Mealbank

108 Botchergate, Carlisle, CA1 1SN

Open Mondays 6pm-7:30pm

No need to book- just go along.


Wednesday Breakfast at the Church of Scotland

Church of Scotland, Chapel Street, Carlisle, CA1 1JA

Open Wednesdays 8am-9:30am

No need to book- just go along.


Wednesday Breakfast at Cornerstone, Denton Holme

Cornerstone, 62-66 Denton Street, Carlisle, CA2 5EH

Open Wednesdays 8am-9am.

No need to book- just go along.


If you sign up for English classes at Carlisle College you will get a free lunch at the college on the day or days you have your classes (if the classes are in the morning or afternoon).

Arabic version

Kurdish Sorani version

Persian version

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