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There are a number of people and partners that have helped bring this activity together so far.

Trussell Trust works to empower local communities to combat poverty and exclusion in the UK and Bulgaria. The charity works with marginalised people, providing practical help through innovative and sustainable projects, such as foodbanks, community shops and supported volunteering in the UK. The charity’s main focus is the Foodbank Network, a social franchise developed to help communities across the UK to set up and run a foodbank. Find out more

Business in the Community stands for responsible business. A unique business movement committed to transforming business and transforming communities. BITC ask members to work with them on five campaign areas, which aim to build resilient communities, diverse workplaces and a more sustainable future. Find out more

FareShare is a national UK charity supporting communities to relieve food poverty. FareShare is at the centre of two of the most urgent issues that face the UK: food poverty and food waste. The charity addresses these issues in three ways: Providing quality surplus ‘fit for purpose’ product from the food and drink industry, to organisations working with disadvantaged people in the community. Secondly providing training and education through the FareShare Skills Training programme and thirdly promoting the ‘No Good Food Should Be Wasted’ message. The North West FareShare regional depot is based in Manchester. Find out more

Forever Manchester is the community foundation for Greater Manchester supporting all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. With strong local community connections, their Neighbourhood Works initiative enables Forever Manchester to form strong connections within local communities, build on the skills and talents of local people and encouraging real empowerment within local neighbourhoods. Find out more

The Food Futures programme of work and partnership is led by a team within Public Health Manchester (formally the Joint Health Unit), located in Manchester City Council. Food Futures take a pragmatic, flexible and collaborative approach, focused on encouraging, supporting and facilitating projects and activities in local areas. Find out more

Contact us

If you are working to tackle food poverty and would like your organisation to be included on this links list please email Alison Last contact@manchesterfoodpoverty.co.uk