Registered Charity Number 1157605. Registered in England & Wales & Scotland



We rely on food donations to feed local people in crisis. Please note that we can only accept donations of in-date non-perishable food. Click here to download our shopping list. We 

How to donate:  

  • Manchester Universities' Catholic Chaplaincy  next to the Church and opposite the University of Manchester SU, Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm
  • Church of the Holy Name, 339 Oxford Road, Monday-Sunday, 8am-6pm
  • Command Prayer Centre, 11 Richmond Grove, during their opening times
  • Tesco Extra in Gorton at the permanent collection point by the entrance


Car park donations:

We have an on-site car park which can be used to drop off donations any weekday between 9am and 7pm.

Access to the car park can be gained via Brighton Place, which is an alleyway just off Dover Street (which is itself just off Oxford Road). Our car park is the last one on the right hand side.

For donations before 4pm, please call the foodbank office on arrival (0161 272 5210). For donations after 4pm, please contact the Chaplaincy team on 0161 273 1456. 


For any further enquiries on how to donate, email us at   


Note: From time to time the Manchester Central Foodbank receives surplus stock of particular items. Rather than allowing these to go to waste, we may pass them on to other local projects or another Trussell Trust foodbank.


Foodbanks need funds to keep going. We appreciate whatever you can give, big or small.



It can be made out to ‘Manchester Central Foodbank and sent to:

Manchester Central Foodbank,

Avila House,

335-337 Oxford Road,


M13 9PG


or fundraise for us with Just Giving here 


or by Standing Order

Download our standing order form.


or by Text Giving

We also have text giving. Simply text "MANC35 £15" to 70070 to make a donation of £15, for example. You can donate any amount using this method, simply change the number in your text.


'from time to time the Manchester Central Foodbank receives surplus stock of particular items. Rather than allowing these to go to waste, we may pass them on to other local projects or another Trussell Trust foodbank'.

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Main Office / Ardwick Centre

Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy

Avila House
335-337 Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PG


Opening Times

Tuesday: 10am - 12pm

 Wednesday: 10am - 12pm

 Friday: 10am - 12pm

 Longsight Centre

Command Prayer Centre

Richmond House
11 Richmond Grove
Manchester M13 0LN


Opening Times

Monday: 1pm - 3pm

Thursday: 2pm - 4pm

**Important Information for Clients**

To access the foodbank at either centre, you need a Manchester Central Foodbank voucher.

Vouchers are held by registered agencies and charities and are given to those who are assessed to be in exceptional need.

For enquiries please email: 

or telephone us at 0161 272 5210.

If we cannot get to your call please do leave a voicemail or send us an e-mail and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

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