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Half Term Meal Vouchers

Manchester City Council are providing vouchers over half term. Please click on the link below. https://secure.manchester.gov.uk/info/200008/benefits_and_support/6302/apply_for_a_cash_grant_if_you_are_in_financial_crisis

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Delivery ONLY Service

Please be aware that from Tuesday 5th May we are operating a delivery only service in order to maximise the safety of both our volunteers and clients. If you are in need of a food parcel please contact a referral agency (eg local housing authority or community centre) or Citizens Advice Manchester on 03444 111 […]

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Cororonavirus Update

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the UK, our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to our food bank –whether it’s someone needing help, someone volunteering their time, or someone making a donation.Things are changing quickly, so we’ll keep this page updated regularly with information about what’s happening at Chorlton & […]

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New Job Opportunity

Applications are now closed for our new post of Project Manager for the Chorlton & Didsbury Foodbank.    

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Change to opening hours for summer

Unfortunately we are having to temporarily cease our St Barnabas sessions due to staffing shortages.  Our last session before a summer break will be Friday 12th July, and we re-open on Friday 6th September. Our other outlets at Christ Church and Chorlton Central Church will continue running as normal throughout the summer.

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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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Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out over one million three day emergency food supplies to UK people in crisis in 2014/15.

Benefit delays, low income and benefit changes are the primary reasons why people are currently being referred to foodbanks for emergency food. About Our Statistics The Trussell Trust statistics are a measure of volume – they show the number of people to whom The Trussell Trust foodbanks have given three days’ emergency food. These are […]

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