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Welcome to The Raft Foundation

We are a charity formed as a community group in 2012 to serve and support the                      

community of Rossendale, Lancashire.


Our projects to date include the only Rossendale based foodbank service.


This has been achieved through the incredible support of our colleague volunteers, faith

and community groups right across Rossendale as well as from our amazing business community

who continually support what we do.










Charity No: 1191272

Saturday 20th July


The Raft Foundation have suspended acceptance of new referral requests between 18th and 30th July. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The decision has been made to accommodate reduction of volunteer availability due to holidays.


Any referrals sent in during this time must be reassessed as to on-going need on or after 30th July as only referrals received after that date will be considered for delivery.


Normal Raft services will resume from 30th July when we hope to have settled in our new food storage facility with new collection, sorting, packing and delivery systems in place. Where email correspondence requires a reply, that will be made by 5th August.


If you are interested in getting involved with The Raft Foundation as a volunteer please contact


If you need urgent help? Please contact Help Direct on 03033331111












The Raft Foundation runs Rossendale's Foodbank! The Raft Foundation was created in Rossendale, Lancashire by local people to assist families and individuals experiencing financial hardship.

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