Christmas Opening times

We will not be opening at St Nicholas Burnage on Tuesday 26th December 2017 We reopen at St Bernards on Friday 29th December 2017. The following week commencing 1st January 2018 is normal opening times for the foodbank. Any queries please contact : 07796448205

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Tesco Collection 2017

Massive thanks to the Burnage Community who donated a huge 2.04 tons of food and contributed £416 to the foodbank this weekend.

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The Trussell Trust calls for a pause to the roll-out of Universal Credit

Universal Credit was designed to simplify a welfare system and make work pay for people, which we welcome. However, the roll-out has caused significant problems, with delays of six weeks and more to payments. Such delays can plunge people into crisis and foodbanks across the country have reported an increase in the number of emergency […]

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School holidays are almost here!!

Are you worried how you will manage without free school meals? If so Burnage foodbank can help. Just ask for red vouchers from your child’s school to cover the holidays. Bring the red voucher to either of the centres and you will receive food for the family for three days over the six weeks period. […]

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Huge thanks to St Margaret’s church

They delivered over 2.000 Burnage foodbank leaflets with their parish magazine!!

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More than a cuppa

Margaret Witty (centre) with some volunteers

Tea and biscuits around a table is what greets those who come to Burnage Food Bank. With vouchers provided by those who know their need, reasons for turning up can be many. Benefits stopped or refused, wages delayed or debt are among them. Agencies providing vouchers include Churches, Social Services, Burnage Good Neighbours, Department of […]

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Top ten list

We have a box at Burnage Tesco all the time – if you can please donate as Tesco top it up by 20% Pasta UHT Milk Dry Mash Biscuits Jam Tinned Fruit Fruit Juice Rice Pudding Tinned Soup Tinned Veg (carrots and peas)

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

Food sorting - pasta and tins boxes large

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?

warehouse volunteers chatting about tinned food

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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