Council remain committed to helping its citizens receive essential services and emergency provision where required throughout the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic situation.

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Foodbanks accepting donations to help those in need

Donations to the community foodbanks across Mid and East Antrim Borough Council area can now be left at Civic Buildings in Ballymena, Larne and Carrickfergus for collection. 

Supplies of the following basic, long-life foodstuffs are particularly welcome at this time: 

  • UHT Milk 
  • Tinned tomatoes  
  • Tinned potatoes, vegetables 
  • All sauces, for example, curries, Bolognese etc 
  • Tinned meats 
  • Dry rice 
  • Packet pasta/rice/noodles  
  • Flour 
  • Sugar 
  • Tea/coffee 
  • Cereal (multi-packs) 
  • Diluting juice /breakfast juice  
  • Pet food 
  • Nappies 
  • Toiletries 
  • Gloves
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Boxes to distribute hampers to the isolated
  • Cleaning products
  • Toilet rolls
  • Baby food
  • Wipes

Ballymena (Ardeevin) will operate each day as follows:

Mon/Wed/Fri from 9.00 to 1.00
Tues/Thur from 1.00 to 4.30

T: 02825422543

Ballymena Foodbank


Wednesday only between 9.00 to 1.00

Larne foodbank can be contacted by phoning Joan on

T: 07443435404 to arrange for donations.

To access the foodbank service please see their website or contact Joan on the above number.

Larne Foodbank


Monday & Friday only - both days between 9.00 to 1.00

Carrickfergus foodbank can be contacted by email 

E: or by Facebook messenger. Website

Carrickfergus Foodbank


Please contact Whitehead Storehouse by phoning or texting

T: 0759 621 3763 or you can send an email to