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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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#KeepTheLifeline Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

Manchester Central Foodbank has today sent a letter to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak setting out its experience of rising food insecurity in the city, asking him to commit to “Keeping the Lifeline”. The food bank urges the Chancellor not to cut £1,040 per year from the incomes of over 330,000 households in Greater Manchester by […]

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Can You Hear Me Now? creative campaigning in a time of crisis.

  COVID-19 has brought financial difficulties for many people across the UK; with income lost or reduced, growing worries about putting food on the table, and many navigating the benefits system for the first time. Keeping good mental health practices are paramount during the pandemic, however, with libraries and community resources closed, many cant access […]

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Black, Asian and Minority Ethic Groups are up to twice as likely to be living in poverty – but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Figures released from Public Health England last week reveal that people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups, are at an increased risk of dying from Coronavirus – and this risk could be as much as twice as high. Helen Barnard, Acting Director of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, reminds us that these figures “are […]

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How has coronavirus affected you? We want to hear your story.

The coronavirus outbreak has had an impact on all of us, but not all in the same ways. Have you needed to use a foodbank during the current outbreak? Has coronavirus put you in a position of uncertainty or crisis? We’d like to hear from you. Your voice and your story matter to us, and […]

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