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Food donations urgently needed for local foodbank

12 Mar 2020

Emmeline's Pantry foodbank urgently needs food donations to support local families

Mother and baby

The manager of Emmeline’s Pantry foodbank shared that “Coronavirus is a big worry for our families.” If schools close due to Coronavirus, foodbanks like Emmeline’s Pantry will be on the frontline supporting hungry children who normally rely on free school meals. For many children this is their only hot meal during the day. To ensure vulnerable families are cared for, the foodbank will be issuing 4 weeks worth of food from next week. Unlike most foodbanks, Emmeline's Pantry enables their service users to choose food to suit their dietary preferences to avoid waste. Emmeline's will not closing to ensure help is there when needed. Supporters on campus are hoping to get as many donations as possible by lunchtime on Monday 16th March. Other donations will be taken down after this date too. Every donation is always massively appreciated.

If you are in a position to help, the items urgently needed:

  • Tinned foods (veg, meat, fish, beans, spaghetti)
  • Cereals, jams and spreads
  • Teas, coffee, sugar
  • Biscuits, crisps, treats and Easter eggs
  • Rice, pasta, cooking oil
  • Clothes detergent & washing up liquid
  • Toiletries and toilet rolls
  • Nappies (all sizes)
  • Bags for life to help pack up food

How to donate

Further information

  • Visit Emmeline’s Pantry on Facebook.
  • Download a poster to bespoke for your area.
  • End Child Poverty released data this week showing that Manchester Central is in the top 25 for child poverty in the UK.
  • Image shown is from a collection done by photographer Allie Crewe. She gave her time for free and did a photo shoot of a group of Emmeline’s clients. Due to the safeguarding of the women these pictures are faceless and tell the stories of the struggle they have been through.