Bridging the Gap (Manchester)


Charity Name: Bridging the Gap (Manchester)

We’re a small charity run almost entirely using voluntary trustees and volunteers from the local area. We’re passionate about tackling food poverty in our area – Hulme, Moss Side and Whalley Range. We run successful Foodbank distribution centres that are embedded into the communities we serve. People coming to us are referred by partner organisations and our distribution centres are friendly and welcoming spaces where people can enjoy a hot drink and a snack while we make up their food parcels. We also provide a structured and positive experience for our committed and valued group of local volunteers, aged from 16 to over 90, some of whom have been with us since we started. We’ve run holiday playschemes to which the whole family comes, to eat together and enjoy activities. On Christmas Day we put on a lunch at a local primary school for those who would otherwise not have one. We work with local schools to identify families vulnerable to holiday food poverty and provided bespoke food packages for them in the school holidays.

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