2 Nov 20
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 […]
22 Oct 20
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 […]
15 Oct 20
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 […]
9 Sep 20
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 […]
18 Jun 20
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 […]
29 May 20
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 […]
16 Apr 19
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.
20 Feb 19
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 […]
13 Dec 18
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.
20 Mar 18
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 […]