Salford food bank to be expanded

A Salford food bank which helps more than 140 families is to be expanded to cope with increased demand.

Food bank to become a "full time project"

Young volunteers helping to pack food parcels for Salford families. Credit: City West Housing Trust

City West Housing Trust says the tough financial climate means that demand for the food parcels has risen this year, and with energy bills set to increase this winter the Salford housing association has decided to establish the food bank as a full time project.

A total of five new food banks have opened in the Walkden and Little Hulton areas in the last year.

Greater demand for Salford food bank

A Salford food bank which has helped more than 140 families is set to be expanded, saying more people in the city are falling into food poverty.

City West Housing Trust, which owns and manages 14,600 homes across west Salford, has run the food bank to support households in the Little Hulton, Walkden and Boothstown areas as part of a pilot project over the past 12 months.

The project is part of the Salford Foodshare Network, which brings together agencies to tackle food poverty. City West says it has already distributed more than 250 food parcels that are designed to support local people who are struggling to afford enough food to get them through the week.

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