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Food bank given hope for Christmas

Food bank given hope for Christmas, thanks to the people of Salford Salford Foodbank was facing possible closure but thanks to the generosity of the people of Salford, there is more confidence that new ways of working can see Salford Foodbank in a stronger position in 2020. The trustees of the charity held a public […]

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Stakeholder Engagement Event Notes

Salford Foodbank Stakeholder Engagement Event Notes   Notes from this event that took place on Thurs 14th November can be found here:  Engagement event notes – To Share

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Salford Foodbank at risk of closure

AT RISK OF CLOSURE, SALFORD FOODBANK IS INVITING LOCAL PEOPLE TO EMERGENCY MEETING Salford Foodbank is facing potential closure of all its four food bank centres in the next four months if funding and new premises cannot be found. The foodbank, which gave out 5,741 three-day emergency food parcels in the last year (an increase […]

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Important Foodbank Changes

Due to a significant funding shortfall Freedom Central Manchester, the charity that runs Salford Foodbank, is having to reduce costs which includes staffing changes. Mark Whittington, the current Salford Foodbank Manager, is being made redundant on 30th September 2019 although he will stay on for a 3-month period in a part-time role. Mark says:  ‘I […]

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Easter Closing

Salford Foodbank will be closed over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.  The next food bank session will be on Tuesday 23rd April, 1pm – 3pm at The Sanctuary.

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Just a sticking plaster?

Sticking Plaster

One of the things that I hear when people talk about food banks is that ‘they’re just a sticking plaster’.  As manager of Salford Foodbank, if people say this to me I usually answer yes and no! Yes For some attending our foodbank centres, the three-day emergency food parcel we give them will literally be a […]

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‘I Daniel Blake’ – Salford Screening

'I, Daniel Blake'

We will be screening the ‘I, Daniel Blake’ film at Saint Philips Church, Salford on Fri 31st March.  For more information and to book, please visit the Eventbrite page.

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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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