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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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Easter Opening Times

Foodbank Sessions  We are open 10am-12noon every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday  (strictly on a referral basis). However, during the Easter period  we are closed on Friday the 19th of April 2019.  We will be open as per usual, following this.      

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Manchester Great Run 2019

Thinking about taking part in the Great Manchester Run this year? Why not consider running for Manchester Central Foodbank and help us to fundraise money that goes directly to helping local people in Manchester! In 2018 alone our charity distributed over 1400 food parcels, benefiting approximately 2736 vulnerable individuals in Manchester. With an increasing trend of Manchester […]

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2018 CHRISTMAS OPENING DAYS/TIMES

Foodbank Sessions  We are open 10am-12noon every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday  (strictly on a referral basis). However, during the Christmas period  we are closed on the following dates: Tuesday 25th of December, Wednesday 26th of December, Tuesday the 1st of January.  We will be open as usual from January the 2nd 2019.  

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Foodbank Easter 2018 Opening Day/Times

Please note that the foodbank will be closed on the following days due to the upcoming Easter Bank Holidays: Friday 30th March 2018 (Good Friday): CLOSED Monday 2 April 2018 (Easter Monday): CLOSED There will be therefore no foodbank session on Friday 30th March. Our last foodbank session before the bank holiday will be on Wednesday […]

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2017 Christmas Opening Days/Times for Manchester Central Foodbank

Foodbank Sessions  We are open 10am-12noon to collect food parcels on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning (strictly on a referral basis) during the Christmas period except on Tuesday 26th December; on that day we will be closed all day for the Boxing Day Bank Holiday. Donations We are open for donations every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday […]

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Holiday opening hours

Please note that we will be closed on Tuesday 27th December due to the Christmas bank holiday. All other foodbank sessions will continue to run as normal. Additionally, throughout the holiday period we are able to accept donations from 10AM – 1PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Happy Holidays from Manchester Central Foodbank!

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Important Changes to Foodbank Opening Days

Please note that as of 01 December 2016 our foodbank sessions will no longer operate out of Command Prayer Centre Ministries International (Plymouth Grove, Longsight) on Mondays and Thursdays. Our foodbank sessions will instead operate on a 3 day a week basis each Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning at the Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy (Avila House, Oxford […]

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