About our foodbank

Here is an introduction to our project.


Our foodbank is a project that was founded by Christ Central Manchester church in 2012, but is now a charity in it’s own right.  It is supported by local churches, businesses and the community, working together towards minimising hunger in our local area.

Salford foodbank has just five part-time employees.  Emma Rapley, Foodbank Manager: Mervyn Gledhill, Agency and Centres Co-ordinator: Paul Harris, Warehouse Co-ordinator; Iain Wight (LAMPS), and Egi Bayer, Transport.

But we have teams of volunteers working five days a week, collecting food, sorting it and distributing it to our Centres throughout Salford.

Our HQ and warehouse at Kansas Avenue is usually available for queries or donations from 10 am to 1 pm, but please call ahead on 0161 637 2120.

We are currently operating six Distribution Centres at Salford Loaves and Fishes, close to Salford Precinct:  St Philips Chapel Street, in Salford:  St Andrews Church and Mustard Tree in Eccles: and now at three Salford council facilities, Swinton Gateway, Broughton Hub and Walkden Gateway.

We are hugely grateful to these Churches and Community Hubs for the amazing support they give to the work of Salford Foodbank, in our work to support the most vulnerable in our community.

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