Streetlife provides shelter and support to vulnerable young people aged 16 to 25 in Blackpool; they rely on donations from organisations and individuals to supply the food that they provide to the Young People who access Streetlife.
During "Harvest Festival”, many Schools and Churches donate food and toiletries to Streetlife, it’s an important time of year for them because the food donated at that time of year often has to last them 12 months.
The most commonly needed items are listed below:
Please donate tinned or long lasting food only.
1. Tinned Meat (Hot Dogs, Meatballs, Tinned Mince etc.)
2. Breakfast Cereal
3. Tinned Puddings (Steamed Puddings, Rice Pudding, Custard)
5. Tinned Fruit
6. Pot Noodles / Cup-a Soup
7. Tinned Tuna
8. Rice / Pasta
9. Tinned Baked Beans / Spaghetti
1. Shower Gel
2. Shampoo / Conditioner
3. Deodorant (Particularly Male)
4. Hair Gel
6. Shaving Foam
7. Sanitary Towels / Tampons
8. Sun Cream / After sun
Please do not send bubble bath or bars of soap as we are unable to make use of these.
Adult Sizes Please
1. Winter Hats
We cannot accept any other items of clothing as we don’t have the room to store them.
If you would like to donate food, toiletries or clothing to Streetlife, please call them on 01253 294477.
Volunteering for Streetlife
There are various volunteering opportunities at Streetlife all of which offer an interesting and rewarding experience. Training and support is given by experienced members of staff as well as the opportunity to achieve accredited awards.
Whether you are interested in volunteering to fill in your time, gain a new experience, a career change or to give something back to the community you will be welcomed into the team.
There are a variety of roles where volunteers can get involved either doing face to face work or working behind the scenes. If you are not sure what area you would like to work in, Streetlife’s Volunteer Support Worker can help you explore your options. Times of volunteering are flexible and worked to fit in with your life.
Without the commitment and support of volunteers Streetlife would not be able to provide such a diverse and valuable service to young people.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please email for an application form to firstname.lastname@example.org or for further information contact Streetlife on 01253 294477
Ged & Hayley met with several volunteers & service users when they visited The Base including Samuel who was homeless until recently hear more here.