The services run by the Brick Project include Wigan’s largest Food Bank which is managed by a small staff team mainly comprised of volunteers. The Food Bank relies heavily on donations from businesses and the public, so please donate whenever you can.

Food donation points

  • Borron Shaw, Orrell
  • Wigan Athletic Family Zone, DW Stadium (match days only)
  • Asda Robin Park
  • Tesco Wigan
  • Tesco Hindley
  • Sainsbury’s Wigan
  • Lidl Wigan
  • Morrisons Ince
  • B&M Ashton & B&M Wigan
  • McDonalds Newtown (Gower Street)
  • Barclays
  • Lloyds
  • Co-op Shevington

Donation Points

  • Go Outdoors Wigan – clothing, sleeping bags

Food Donation suggestions

  • Tinned Meat & Fish (eg. Minced Beef, Meatballs, Corned Beef, Ham, Tuna)
  • Cereal (preferably porridge sachets or Weetabix or smaller boxes of cereal)
  • Tinned Potatoes
  • Tinned beans, soup, tomatoes and vegetables
  • Packet/Quick Meals (eg. Pasta ‘n’ Sauce, Pot Noodles, Microwaveable Rice)
  • Tinned Desserts (eg. Rice Pudding, Custard, Fruit)
  • Snacks (eg. Biscuits, Crisps, Sweets)
  • Coffee, tea and biscuits
  • Nappies (up to size 5) and formula milk
  • Toiletries (eg. Shampoo, Shower Gel, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Toilet Tissue

The Brick, 10 Arcade Street, Wigan WN1 1LU   

Call: 01942 236 953

The Brick Project offers a huge range of services to people who are homeless, in poverty or facing debt crisis. This includes Crisis Intervention, Hospital to Home, Asset Coaching and Wigan’s largest Foodbank. As its name suggests, it provides a safe, solid building block for people in crisis to begin rebuilding their lives.

The Brick Shop is a charity shop selling donated goods, often to people on low incomes. The shop gives clothes free of charge to people referred by Wigan Council. The shop is one of the main hubs within its community.


The Brick Works offers training to increase the employment opportunities for people who are unemployed for a variety of reasons. This may include homelessness or recently housed people referred.


The Brick Giving aims to put an end to poverty and homelessness in Wigan and Leigh. Our #BrickbyBrick campaign is working to raise £175,000 to purchase The Brick Works and make sure no one in our community is left behind.


The Brick Re-Use has been set up to help educate people in the Wigan Borough about recycling and re-use. We also turn unwanted goods into lovingly restored furniture for families in need.