This week Jeff Smith, Labour MP for Manchester Withington, visited Burnage Foodbank’s site at St Nicholas Church.
Jeff met staff, volunteers and clients to discuss how the cost-of-living crisis is affecting the foodbank and those who use it.
Burnage Foodbank provided 31,500 meals last year, feeding 3,150 people. 1,559 of those fed were children.
If you need help from Burnage Foodbank you can find out how here.
The Foodbank is also encouraging people who need support to get in touch with other local services like Citizens Advice Manchester, emergency cash grants from Manchester City Council, ‘Quids In’ food club, and community pantries.
“It was good to meet the hard-working staff and volunteers at Burnage Foodbank. They do vital work supporting some of the most vulnerable in our community.
“It’s shameful that increasing numbers of people are being forced to rely on foodbanks. The Tory cost-of-living crisis is causing more and more people to fall on hard times – and neither the outgoing Prime Minister nor the continuity Conservative candidates are offering any solutions.”
“Services like the Burnage Foodbank are plugging the gaps for desperate people while this Government fails them badly.”