Porch Boxes is a registered charity based in Bury, Greater Manchester, providing crisis packs of food and toiletries for local people in urgent need.

How many packs do we supply?

We gave out 5395 crisis packs last year, an average of 450 each month. See the January 2017 update for fuller details. Since we started in 2001, over 50000 packs have been given out.
We are very grateful to the churches, schools, groups and individuals for supporting us in our quest to help local people.

You can support Porch Boxes via Charity Checkout, click here or the logo below and you can donate today.

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Where can I go if I am in urgent need?

Several departments of Bury Council hold stocks of our crisis packs, as do some of Bury’s Libraries.
If necessary contact us and we will try to put you in touch with an appropriate agency.

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Charity Number 1089998


January 2017 Update

It has been another very busy year for Porch Boxes. The numbers of packs given out in this last year are as follows


Jan 420
Feb 331
March 478
April 333
May 389
June 305
July 353
Aug 391
Sep 399
Oct 477
Nov 534

December total of 985

Annual total of 5395 average of 450 per month.

A big thank you to everyone who has helped us this last year. We thank people for their donations of food, clothing, toys etc also for all the generous monetary donations from schools, churches, businesses and individuals and of course for all the volunteers who work tirelessly for the charity.

Porch Boxes have continued to be in discussion with Bury council about the possibility of setting up some form of direct access for food in Bury town Centre. No doubt there will more information on this in the coming months

Julia Rowlands

Chair of Porch Boxes

January 2017