Salford Foodbank is expanding to operate a distribution centre session at Swinton Gateway and Broughton Hub along with adding additional sessions from November 18 and a new drop-off box for donations at MediaCityUK.
The foodbank now runs eight distribution centres across Salford area.
The centres include: St Andrews in Eccles, GoChurch in MediaCityUK and St Philips, Chapel Street, BigLocal in Little Hulton and Mustard Tree in Eccles, in addition to the two new centres in Swinton and Broughton.
Starting in 2004, Salford Foodbank was a project founded by Christ Central Manchester. It converted into a charity supported by the local community and churches.
Starting off with two employees, the charity relies on volunteers working five days a week. This includes collecting food, sorting it, and distributing it throughout Salford.
With their latest project of “box on the docks” the food gift box allows members of the public to donate.
The Salford Foodbank recommends donating tinned, jars, and packet food to help, for example, tinned fruit and meat.
Box on the docks almost ready! pic.twitter.com/GAUcRCoz2M
— Salford Foodbank (@SalfordFoodbank) November 13, 2020
The box is located in MediaCity.
Managing director and Chair of Trustees Captain Alistair Feakin said: “We are very grateful to Peel and Carbon Creative for making this box happen and we expect it will prove to be very popular.
“I believe it’s one of the best boxes there! It should not only bring in some good donations but also increase awareness of our name and the service we offer.”
Statistics showed that from January to September 2020 more than 6,200 people were fed throughout Salford, averaging 500 people a month.
Salford Foodbank said that the box will officially open in the next week. Images will be uploaded to its social media and website.