There are four ways that you can help!


Prayer is the foundation of all that we do, please see our attached prayer/newsletter and let us know if you would like to receive a copy by email. Our volunteers meet half an hour before we open to pray every day.

Financial Support

The Olive Branch always needs sustainable financial support. Can you financially support us (no matter how small or large!) on a monthly basis to help us plan ahead more successfully? Please click on the Donate Now button and remember to tick the Gift Aid box if you are a taxpayer.”


Are you a good listener? Can you listen to someone and help them access the help they need. Are you good at admin? Some of our volunteers are happy just making tea and coffee, washing up and cleaning. We also have a lovely lady who knits teddy bears for the children who come in. Volunteers give whatever time they have, just a few hours a week can make all the difference in someone’s life.


The demand on our “food bank” is steadily increasing. Lancaster has pockets of deprivation that fall into the 10% most deprived areas in Lancashire.  There has been an increasing demand for emergency food recently, please will you consider buying a couple of extra items when you do your shopping.

When you go shopping please consider buying one or two of the TINNED items from our Shopping List page (not an exhaustive list).


Thank you very much for your support