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Let’s look back on 2021…

Another year at Manchester Central Foodbank has passed, and what a year it has been! This year has brought a number of challenges and successes, and we have been able to overcome many obstacles to ensure that people experiencing food poverty in our city have access to the support they need. The year started off […]

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Changes to opening times over Jubilee Bank Holiday

Next Thursday (2nd June and Friday 3rd June) are UK Bank Holidays and there will be a few changes to our opening times. Manchester Central foodbank will be open at No. 93 Harpurhey Wellbeing centre on Wednesday 1st June from 1pm-2.30, and from Avila House on Friday 3rd June from 10-11.30am. Also, a lot of […]

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We are hiring!

As a busy foodbank covering north, east and central, we are recruiting a Campaigns Manager to oversee the running of our campaigns to an excellent standard, developing breakthrough and wide reaching engagement, with the objective of ending the need for food bank use. You will be responsible for line managing and supporting the campaigns officers, […]

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9 Greater Manchester foodbanks call on MPs to prevent £1,040 Universal Credit cut

Manchester Central have joined with eight other Trussell Trust-affiliated foodbanks across Greater Manchester in writing to all of the region’s 27 MPs, calling for them to make the £20 Univeral & Working Tax Credits uplift permanent and extend it to all recipients of legacy benefits. Along with the letters, the MPs have also received a […]

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A snapshot of our year

Wow, what a year it has been! We are sure that we won’t be alone in saying that 2020 has been our busiest year to date. 2020 has brought a number of challenges to our operation, but in true Manchester Central Foodbank style, we have adapted to and overcome many obstacles, to ensure that people […]

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Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Our opening and delivery times are changing slightly over Christmas and New Year, but we will still be operating as normal until 18th December. The following two weeks, we will be operating as follows: Avila House, 335-337 Oxford Road, M13 9PG No. 93 Wellbeing Centre, 93 Church Lane, Harpurhey, M9 5BG Monday 21st December 10am-6pm […]

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Our first month in Harpurhey

As reported by Manchester Evening News, last month we opened our doors for the first time at No. 93 Wellbeing Centre in Harpurhey. The opening of this site was indicative of how foodbanks are having to expand their provision, to provide support for the growing number of people who rely on them. In north Manchester […]

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Foodbank Supports Premier League Living Wage Campaign

Manchester Central Foodbank has today joined the Living Wage Foundation, Greater Manchester Citizens, and community and charity groups across the region in asking Manchester United and Manchester City to become accredited Living Wage employers. You can see the letter sent to the clubs and add your name to the campaign here. In the wake of […]

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Looking to donate to the foodbank this Christmas?

Our Reverse Advent Calendar is a great way to get involved and help those in our community this winter  – every week day we’ll be posting a different item you could add to your parcel (check us out @mcrfoodbank on Twitter and Instagram, if you haven’t already!) We’re asking that where possible, donations are brought […]

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Manchester Central Foodbank Winter Statement

On Wednesday evening the government voted against the call from opposition MPs and the Marcus Rashford campaign to extend Free School Meal provision across all holidays until Easter 2021. As a result of this, Manchester Central Foodbank are now stepping up our plans to work with local schools to provide holiday meals to families in […]

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