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Stretford Foodbank - Stretford Distribution Centre

CORONA-VIRUS UPDATE: THE FOODBANK NO LONGER OPERATES FROM Trafford Christian Life Centre 107 BARTON RD. We remain operational but do not give out food parcels from 107 Barton Rd.

We now operate a delivery-only service.

All requests for food support must be made via the Trafford Community Response number 0300 330 9073 (option4) or through an agency you are known to. see our website for a list of agencies working with us. 

The Stretford foodbank has been established to provide short term, emergency food to an individual or family in crisis while a long-term strategy is developed.  Normally enough food for 3 days (one voucher) should be sufficient to cover the immediate crisis, while the normal support agencies arrange to meet the client’s needs. 

 

Food is donated

All food given out is donated by schools, churches, businesses, individuals or through supermarket collections. Such collections engage the public at supermarkets where they are met by volunteers who offer shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item with their shop. This food is then collected at the checkout before being taken to the foodbank warehouse.

 

Food is sorted and stored

 

At the warehouse, food is sorted by volunteers according to type and 'best before date'. They also check it is undamaged (and that it can be used in a food parcel) and pack it into boxes and store it, ready for use. Food is then taken to foodbank centres, where it is made up into food parcels for clients.

 

Frontline professionals identify people in need

 

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, Citizens Advice Bureau staff, welfare officers, the police and probation officers, amongst others, identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

 

Clients receive food

 

Clients are referred by e-voucher to a foodbank. The foodbank will contact the recipient to arrange delivery to the home address.

 

 

Clients are signposted to further support

 

Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies who can help resolve the longer-term problem. As foodbanks are an emergency food-provision service, it is important to get clients in touch with organisations who can help them address the underlying problem.

 

Q: I need a Foodbank voucher, where can I get one? 

 

FIRSTLY, you need to get help and advice regarding your crisis or financial situation. If you already access a support agency or support worker please speak to them about your situation. On the right are a couple of money advice agencies that you can contact to receive help and advice. (These agencies can also refer clients to a local foodbank.)

Who to contact

Telephone
07564 387209
E-mail
info@stretford.foodbank.org.uk
Website
Stretford Foodbank
Related Organisation
Age UK Trafford Information and Advice helpline (telephone only) blueSCI Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre George House Trust Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Shelter Greater Manchester Advice and Support Service * Stretford Children's Centre & Early Help Hub *Trafford Carers Centre & Trafford Young Carers Trafford Children's First Response

Where to go

Name of Venue
Our Official Address
Venue Address
The Leathwaite Centre
229 Winchester Road
Stretford
Manchester
Postcode
M32 9PT

When is it on?

Days & Times
As from 1st March 2019: Every Tuesday & Friday 10-30am to 1-30pm (Except on public holidays and Good Friday.)

Who is it for?

Ages
18+
Eligibility Details

Any resident who lives north of the River Mersey and within the Trafford boundary

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Yes
Referral Details

All requests for food support must be made via the Trafford Community Response number 0300 330 9073 (option4) or through an agency you are known to. See our website for a list of agencies working with us. 

Cost Information
This is a free service to the client and to the agency issuing the voucher.

How accessible is this service?

Further Details

Cultural or medical dietary needs catered for.

Last updated date:
02 November 2020

We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Trafford Directory disclaimer

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