Since September 2011 we have provided free food to anyone in food poverty. We do not operate a voucher system as we don’t see how that helps people struggling with food poverty for the longer term. We work in collaboration with the Red Cross who provide destitute asylum seekers with bus fare to attend the project. We also help anyone who is struggling with coping for a short period until they are able to manage again.
We provide basic food stuff and as much fresh food as we are able to obtain from other food providers, such as Fareshare and Fareshare Go (food from Tesco extra and express) or from our allotment. We are sponsored by kind donors who each sponsor a weekly food parcel or part of one. The numbers we are helping seem to be going up as food poverty reaches more and more people on no contract hours or on benefits, the payment of which seem to vary depending on application for Universal Credit or PIP. Many having to wait weeks before receiving any payments. We seek to help wherever we can and will always give at least one food parcel and then continue depending on the circumstances presented.
If you live M3, M5, M6, M7, M27, M30 areas you can come on Wednesday, 10-11.30am, at Emmanuel church’s rear carpark, 174 Langworthy Rd, Salford. M6 5PN
You can also ring 07544747522 for help if necessary.
To continue to do this we need more sponsors who will help by regularly donating to the project. We are very grateful to those who have done so for the last 10 years.
We are also grateful to Salford Elim Church, who partner with us, and Emmanuel Church for providing us with a base. And to Verve Recruitment C.I.C. for writing blogs about us and setting up the knitting project for warm clothes for babies in poverty.