FOODBANK REFERRAL & VOUCHERS
From Wednesday 8th June people in crisis will be able to visit JNR8 between during term times to receive a food voucher to exchange for 3 days shopping at the St Edmunds Church Foodbank…
Call 881 3744 during holiday times to visit by arrangement…
WE ARE OPEN
St Edmund’s, Alexandra Road South, Whalley Range, Greater Manchester, M16 8EZ
Wednesday 1pm – 3pm
Wesley Centre, Royce Road, Manchester, M15 5BP
Saturday 11am – 1pm
How it Works…
Food is donated
All food given out by foodbanks is donated. Often this is from schools, churches, businesses, individuals, or through supermarket collections. Supermarket collections help foodbanks engage the public. Foodbank volunteers offer shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item with their shop. This food is then handed to volunteers waiting beyond the checkout who pack it before it is taken to the foodbank warehouse for further sorting and storage.
Food is sorted and stored
At the warehouse, volunteers weigh and sort the donated food according to type and ‘best before date’. They also check it is undamaged and suitable for use before packing it into boxes for storage.
Frontline professionals identify people in need
Professionals from statutory and voluntary organisations such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, Citizens Advice Bureau staff, welfare officers, the police and probation officers, identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
Clients receive emergency food
Clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be exchanged for three days supply of emergency food. The list of foods in each parcel have been designed by dieticians to provide recipients with nutritionally balanced food. Some foodbanks run a delivery service, to get emergency food to clients living in rural areas and those who are unable to get to a foodbank.
Clients are signposted to further support
Whilst their food is being packed, Foodbank volunteers will sit and chat with clients over a cup of tea or hot meal. This enables them to hear their stories and signpost them to agencies who can offer additional help and begin to resolve any underlying problems.
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Real Junk Food Manchester cafe & restaurant
Who are we?
Real Junk Food Manchester is a not for profit project. We source food that would go to waste, cook it up into awesome meals, and serve them to anyone and everyone on a pay-as-you-feel basis. We aim to stamp out food waste, campaign to make our food system fairer and more sustainable, and support some of Manchester’s most vulnerable residents.
Great news for @realjunkfoodmcr http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/manchesters-first-food-waste-restaurant-12413169 … via @MENnewsdesk – exciting times ahead!
Please support our crowdfunder campaign to open Manchester‘s first waste food pay-as-you-feel restaurant!
Watch the Crowdfunder campaign video here: https://youtu.be/8on5OKgh0NE
We welcomed our guests into the space with a selection of herbal teas and raw treats before getting comfortable for a short meditation with Rebecca Wilson from Transformational Retreats. Rebecca led us through a beautiful gratitude meditation and healing mantra, allowing us space to thank our bodies and be grateful for the food we were about to fill them with… and then came the food. On this month’s menu was Avocado, Quinoa and Kale Fritters with a Cashew Hollandaise; Raw Date and Apple Bread with Almond Butter; Raw Cacao, Raspberry and Coconut Chia Pots; an alkalising green juice and a summer fruit salad of peaches and raspberries, with a sweet tahini drizzle.
The concept behind The Mindful Breakfast Club is that mindful eating is not just about making healthier food choices, it is about community, gratitude and taking time for you – to enrich our minds and souls, as well as our bodies. We believe that how we feel is intrinsically linked not only to what we eat but how we eat, the environment we are in and how we take care of ourselves. Our breakfast clubs offer a fantastic opportunity to connect more deeply with ourselves and strengthen our bonds with others, whilst enjoying seasonal foods that nourish us from the inside out.
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Growing Manchester Programme
Need support to help you and your project grow your own healthy, fresh and sustainable food? Have access to some land for food growing but not sure where to start? The ‘Growing Manchester’ programme could be just what you are looking for to help you and your project get started, or take your project to the next level!
The Food Futures ‘Growing Manchester’ programme supports new and existing community food growing projects to ensure that local people with an enthusiasm to grow can access the training and support their project needs to succeed. We already support over 65 Manchester based growing projects and we are excited to open the Growing Manchester programme to invite TEN new groups from across the City to tap into the available expertise. Groups will be welcomed onto the programme to join us in our autumn and winter course programme and crucially, to capitalise on the community development support to plan ahead for the next growing season.
‘Sow the City’ will be working with successful groups to manage and deliver our horticultural and environmental training, bringing the expertise to help your group at every stage in your vision to grow food and live sustainably.
So, if you are new to food growing or simply want to further develop your food growing project, why not check out the eligibility criteria and download your application form at the Food Futures website here:- http://www.foodfutures.
The closing date for receipt of new applications to Growing Manchester is Monday 8th August 2016 at 10am. Spaces are limited and late submissions cannot be considered.
For more information or to submit your application form, please contact Lindsay Laidlaw, Project Manager, Public Health Manchester on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Barakah Food Aid and fundraising at Manley Park
Manley Park Infants and Junior Schools in Whalley Range, Manchester, put together a week of activities in March 2015 and collected amazing food and cash donations.
Many items, raffle prizes donated kindly by local businesses helping in the community.
Barakah Food Aid.
For The People. By The People
Keep it Fresh
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Dairy Council: downloadable guides
The 4 Bring it Back Postcards, Bring Back Breakfast, Bring Back the Hot Milky Drink, Bring Back Puddings and Bring Back Snacks, are part of the materials available to support older people who may be at risk of malnutrition and not eating or drinking enough for their needs. The postcards feature traditional designs on the front and recipes/charts on the reverse. Available in sets of 40 cards (10 x 4 designs)
The Bring it Back information leaflet is part of The Dairy Council campaign on elderly malnutrition.It looks at who may be most at risk, signs to look out for and getting older people who are losing weight to think about what they eat, when they eat, who they eat with and to get them to ask for help.
Age UK: Eating the right things should be easy, but also fun. Let us guide you through the maze of food choices to ensure you have a healthy diet.
Feeding Manchester: This website was conceived after sustainable food groups and businesses from across Greater Manchester came together in the summer of 2009 to explore ways of overcoming the many challenges of creating a more sustainable food system for our City. At the meeting it became clear that a ‘one-stop-shop’ for Greater Manchester’s sustainable food movement would be an invaluable tool. http://www.feedingmanchester.org.uk/
Abundance Manchester is a project which aims to harvest surplus or unwanted fruit from gardens and public trees around South Manchester and distribute it to local groups and communities who need it. We also collect and distribute surplus vegetables from allotments and we have started our own Abundance allotment to grow our own fruit and vegetables to donate to groups who can make good use of it. http://abundancemanchester.wordpress.com/2014/09/
St Margaret’s Centre and Playing Fields is a non-profit organisation and was set up as a charity to benefit the people of the parish of St Margarets, over the years we have extended that to include the whole of Whalley Range and its neighbours in Moss Side and Old Trafford.
The centre is based on Brantingham Road in Whalley Range, Manchester. We are committed to continuing the vision of benefitting the people of the area through our programme of activity.
The Bread Project and Forever Garden
St Margaret’s Centre Projects over the next year will focus on
- Developing the Bread Project info a broader Food project which will aim to address food poverty issues in the local area.
- A Heritage project looking at Peace in time of War
About Sustainable Food Cities
We are passionate about towns and cities taking a joined up approach to food and want to help public agencies, NGOs, businesses and communities to work together to make healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of where they live.
Chorlton Cooks on YouTube:
FareShare fights hunger and tackles food waste by redistributing surplus food to 1,200 charities across the UK. FareShare Greater Manchester distributes over 300 tonnes of food every year including ‘rescued’ surplus fruit and vegetables from New Smithfield Market. FareShare volunteers deliver to 100+ Community Food Members in the region. The Community Food Members provide vitally needed meals to thousands of disadvantaged people every week.web: http://www.fareshare.org.uk/regional-centres/greater-manchester/
twitter: @FareShareNW (soon to be @FareShareGM)
Our most precious resources, pure water, clean air and uncontaminated soil are at risk from unconventional oil & gas (UO&G) industrialisation. To supply the amount of UO&G that industry is bragging about to its shareholders, tens of thousands of wells would be required across Britain. The FFFA aims to share information about the effect of fracking on agriculture, livestock health, food and farming.