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Appeal for donations: 7th May 2020

Please support our food bank at this busy time. Items needed We’re currently in need of the following items: – Tinned potatoes – Tinned carrots – Tinned peas – Meal in a tin (e.g. shepherd’s pie/ chilli etc.) – Long life milk – Veggie tinned food (lentils, veggie sausages, soup etc.) Donating to our food […]

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Support available if home is unsafe

1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men experience some form of domestic abuse. If you feel at unsafe at home, you can still access support during the the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are in danger and you are unable to speak aloud, you can: Call 999 Listen to the questions from the 999 […]

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Urgent appeal for donations

We are in urgent need of donations to help us meet demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. Items needed: Tinned potatoes Tinned tomatoes Tinned vegetables Tinned soup UHT milk Cordial Snacks/ treats Nappies (large) Rice Tinned fruit Tinned meat Donations can be dropped off at the Wesley Centre, Old York Street in Hulme on Mondays or […]

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COVID-19 Food bank service update: 6th April 2020

We are currently extremely busy responding to enquiries and will respond to enquiries as quickly as we can. Changes to our services All of our centres are temporarily closed to members of the public. We want to reinforce the STAY AT HOME message in order to help reduce transmissions of the virus. We are implementing social distancing measures to […]

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COVID-19: Changes to food bank services 31st March 2020

To ensure the safety of our volunteers and food bank clients, until further notice we are NO LONGER running our usual public food bank sessions at the Wesley Centre and St Edmund’s. We will still be providing emergency food relief via the usual referral agencies. Please speak to your referral agency as usual and they […]

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COVID-19: Food bank service update 17th March 2020

Please note that our services across our centres are currently undergoing changes. As an organisation we have a duty of care to those that access our services, the wider community, our volunteers and staff members. Therefore, we are implementing social distancing measures to reduce interaction between people in order to assist in reducing the likelihood […]

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Join our team as a Project Manager

Do you want to help fight poverty in Manchester? Are you an outstanding problem solver with experience in project management? We’re currently recruiting a Project Manager to tackle a challenging and rewarding role as part of our team. The role will be based across the Hulme, Moss Side, Whalley Range and Old Trafford areas of the city. About […]

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Five facts about food bank use in the UK

Aside from accepting donations such as baked beans and soup, what else is there to know about the organisations that provide emergency relief to people in crisis? According to recent reports from the Trussell Trust, food bank use has increased at least 13% in the last year. Around 14 million people in the UK are living […]

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One-off volunteering opportunities: Summer food collection events

Are you looking for a one-off volunteering opportunity? Are you keen to help fight hunger in Manchester? We’re planning a number of food collections for the summer months and we need volunteers to help out. When do you need volunteers? Thursday 4 June (Asda, Hulme) Friday 5 June (Asda, Hulme) Saturday 6 June (Asda, Hulme) Friday […]

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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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