A Salford church is tackling food poverty in its community via a food pantry.

St James Higher Broughton has been running projects to tackle food poverty for more than three years now helping vulnerable parishioners.

Reverend Christine Threlfall says the church is feeding about 300 people a week via the Food Pantry.

Appearing on Morning Live earlier today Reverend Threlfall said: “A food pantry is a long-term model, essentially people get to choose 10 lots of food for £2.50.

“It gives people dignity and choice, it saves them money and helps them free up money in their budget.”

The pantry has been helped by local Jewish groups as well as the Diocese of Manchester and Currys PC World.

St James Higher Broughton runs other projects including a lunch club and a women’s group.

The community pantry is also hosting a Christmas meal on Christmas Day for 30 people including entertainment and a gift pack to take home.

Reverend Threlfall said: “I just think people have had such a hard year that they need some cheer.”

More information about St. James Higher Broughton, including how to donate to their projects, can be found here.

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