Date published: November 14, 2018

Salford foodbank needs your support - donate what you can

In October, lecturer Gabi Hesk invited staff from Salford foodbank to speak to social work students in the School of Health and Society.

The masters students heard how the foodbank had recently lost over £2,500 worth of stock due to theft and immediately wanted to do something about it.

Student Colin Davies said:  'We were shocked by the blatant theft from a charity supporting the Salford community living in food poverty. We are now asking our fellow students and colleagues to donate one or two items. We want to do something and hope you do too. We saw the good work University colleagues from the Directorate of Student Administration and Support did with their harvest collection and hope that our efforts will help boost the foodbank’s stocks even further'.

You can donate items in The Library between 10 to 14 December

The food items that are needed:

  • Tinned meat & fish
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Rice pudding
  • Tea bags/ Instant coffee
  • Long life milk
  • Sugar (500g)
  • Cordial
  • Biscuits or snack bars
  • Pasta sauces
  • Instant mash
  • Jam or marmalade

A few facts:

  • In 2017, Salford Foodbank provided three-day emergency food supplies for 2,043 to children and 5,047 people in crisis.
  • The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network provided 658,048 emergency supplies to people in crisis between April and September 2018, a 13% increase on the same period in 2017.

If you have any questions about the foodbank collection, please contact Colin.

Please follow the cause on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: #feedsalford, @feedsalford

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