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Calling all Manchester businesses! Corporate volunteers needed in March

Are you and your colleagues looking for a way to help your local community? We are in need of corporate volunteers to help out with a number of tasks week commencing 23rd March. Volunteers will be assisting with our warehouse stock take, which will involve counting, weighing and sorting donations. We’ll also need volunteers to help […]

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Help to fight hunger in Manchester: Nominate our food bank in the Ecclesiastical funding competition

Please help our food bank today by nominating us in this competition to win £1000 of funding. Nominating us is easy and takes one minute. Here’s how: 1) Go to https://www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good/12-days/ 2) Click ‘nominate a charity’ and enter the food bank’s details. The charity number is 1170952, the charity name is Bridging the Gap (Manchester) and […]

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Nominations open for our Christmas day meal

Do you know somebody who might like to attend our community Christmas meal? On Christmas day, we’ll be hosting our Christmas meal at St. Mary’s C.E Primary School, Adscombe Street (off Alexandra Road) Moss Side, Manchester, M16 7AQ. If you’d like to nominate somebody to attend, or you’d like to nominate yourself, please fill out our […]

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Autumn donation appeal

As the nights set in, our foodbank gets busier. In order to prepare for the cold months ahead, we’re asking you to donate the following items: Plastic bags/ bags for life Tinned potatoes Tinned meat Tinned carrots Tined chickpeas Tinned sweetcorn Tinned fruit Tinned rice pudding Sugar Coffee Noodle Tea bags Hot chocolate Pasta sauce […]

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Appeal for long life whole milk, tinned rice pudding & tinned potatoes

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Help us to #MakeADifference

Do you know how to donate to our food bank? It’s quick and easy! You can donate directly at our food bank sessions, which run on Saturdays from 11am-1pm at The Wesley Centre in Hulme. Alternatively, get in touch with us to arrange your donation drop off by email: info@manchestersouthcentral.foodbank.org.uk We have permanent collection points […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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