Our Money Advisor Katie (left) popped over to the Higher Blackley Community Centre yesterday to help with a food pantry that’s just opened there.
A charity called ‘The Bread and Butter Thing’ has started to provide a weekly food shop from the centre each Thursday. Their members receive a week’s worth of shopping for as little as £3.50 for an individual and £7 for an average family.
The shopping is made up of products which supermarkets, factories and farms would usually throw out despite being fine. Because of this, members can’t choose what products they get, but all products are fresh. You can find out more about the scheme here: https://www.northwardshousing.co.uk/media/316788/thebreadandbutterthing.pdf.
Similarly, the Well Of Hope Food Pantry is now running from the Yes centre in Collyhurst. They’re a local charity working with Fareshare and supermarkets, providing shopping worth around £30 for just £3 to people in need. You can find out more here: https://www.northwardshousing.co.uk/media/316821/food-pantry-flyer.pdf