New partnerships and support are empowering Salford Foodbank to feed over 100 families, per week, in this testing time.
The need for food parcels has increased over 200% since Covid-19 lockdown and this has placed pressure on the food bank’s move to a home delivery model. Something totally new to its operation. However the support from local businesses, charities, supermarkets and volunteers has grown to meet this rising demand.
Six months ago, Salford Foodbank was facing major challenges with its current warehouse space, a lack of funding and the need to find additional leadership.
But, due to a fresh injection of management, and fundraising energy, the food bank has found itself in a strong position to meet these demands and continue to serve Salford through this unique and challenging season.
Salford Foodbank made it very clear in November 2019 that they were on the lookout for a new warehouse and office space, as its current space at Mocha Parade was going to be demolished for redevelopment.
Salford Foodbank are delighted to announce that thanks to a new partnership with Peel Land, they will soon be moving into a unit at Salford Quays on Kansas Avenue. This space comes at a perfect time. It hosts a large warehouse space, allowing food to be sorted and stored safely, with plenty of room for the increased food stocks through this crisis, and beyond.
Salford Foodbank would like to thank Peel Land for their generosity, as well as other present funders Salford CVS, The Booth Charity, Salford CCG, Greater Manchester Mayors Fund, supporters of Manchester Utd and Manchester City, who have together donated a sum total of £33,500 to support Salford Foodbank to feed local people most severely financially hit by the Covid-19 Crisis.
Thanks must also go to businesses, organisations and individuals who continue to support the home deliveries, with special mention to British Gas, Seddons Construction, Salford Foundation, Manchester United Foundation, and many others.