* Full service launch for Moss Side community every Wednesday
Following a successful summer pop-up service to combat 'holiday hunger', The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) will be on hand at The Work Shop in Moss Side to help families in need with a permanent weekly service, providing bags of food and household supplies.
Julie Blairs, Financial Inclusion Manager, One Manchester said: “We have been delivering The Bread and Butter Project for six weeks, with the numbers growing each week, so we know there is a need for this offer in our communities.
“One resident reported that he had received ‘loads of food and signed up for a computer course!’ which is a great outcome, and shows why having a hub at The Work Shop is important. When people arrive for their parcel they can access debt and benefit advice alongside employment and volunteering opportunities.
“We know that there is a high level of poverty in Moss Side with many people having to choose whether to heat or eat. This service provides them with healthy and affordable food, in a way that doesn’t make them feel they are receiving charity handouts which is really important to us. The project also helps reduce food waste, which shows the many benefits this partnership provides. We’re keen to continue supporting this project to help it grow and assist more of our local residents.”
Local resident, Emma Cooper said: "Tried TBBT for the first time at the workshop in Moss Side. Was so surprised at what you get for £7. It is great value for money definitely worth it!!"
Mark Game, CEO of The Bread and Butter Thing, explains: "Moss Side is the 19th community hub now supported by The Bread and Butter Thing. We're staying in Moss Side specifically to help families who may otherwise struggle to eat well. Each week our team will deliver bags of nutritious food at an affordable price to the Moss Side community."