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Information for referrers

Please read if you are an agency looking to refer someone you support

We work with trusted referrers to work with our clients to help them move out of food poverty. We expect referrers to work alongside clients to maximise their income and only make a referral to the food bank once other options have been looked at. We can only accept referrals through the Trussell Trust Data System.

We are a crisis service. As much as we try to make our sessions a friendly and informal environment, it is much better for our clients to be in a position where they can go to a local shop, or a community grocery to purchase their own food. It is not sustainable for a client to use a food bank for a prolonged period of time, this is why we ask referrers to have explored other options before clients need to access the food bank. The food providers across Manchester are mapped here 

To put through your referral, please visit

If you wish to be signed up as a trusted referrer, please watch this video, which explains the work we do, and how our referrals work . If you agree to work in this way, please complete this google form. We will complete our dur diligence checks and aim to respond within 5 working days. If you have any queries, please email [email protected]


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