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Manchester Central Foodbank Says Goodbye to Assistant Project Manager

Manchester Central Foodbank would like to say goodbye to Cecilia Kern as she finishes her time as Assistant Project Manager and moves back to the United States. During her time at the foodbank Cecilia has done an excellent job fundraising and connecting with local organizations to help people in need. Thank you for all your hard […]

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2nd Manchester Piccadilly Train Station Collection is Another Success

Our 2nd Piccadilly Train Station was a huge success raising a total of £1,129! Thanks to all our volunteers who helped on the day, in particular the team from Network Rail who took time out of their workday to help us collect! Our two collections at Piccadilly Station have raised an total of £2,568!

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Tesco Summer Neighborhood Food Collection is a Big Success

This year’s Summer Food Drive, in conjunction with Tesco brought in a combined total of 1,661 kg of donated food along with £770 in donations. Thank you Gorton and Stretford Tesco Extra stores for your valued partnership, and another big shout out to our wonderful team of volunteers.

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Manchester Central Foodbank partners with Bridgfords

The Manchester Central Foodbank is happy to announce that it has partnered with local letting agents Bridgfords, to set up a local food donation point for their staff and other local businesses!

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Piccadilly Train Station Collection Raises Record High Funds

On Friday June 24th a team of dedicated Foodbank volunteers collected a record  £1,409 in donations as they manned Piccadilly train station from 7am to 7pm.   This was the largest amount of money that any foodbank had ever collected at the station. The Manchester Central Foodbank is very grateful for the generosity of Manchester […]

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Manchester Central Foodbank’s 10K Team Raises Over £1,000

On Sunday May 22nd a team of 9 runners participated in the Great Manchester Run to raise over £1,400 for Manchester Central Foodbank.  The foodbank would like to thank everyone involved with the Great Manchester Run last week: the runners, organisers, sponsors, donors, and all those who supported the team and the Foodbank.

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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