Winter help appeal  

Salford City Council, Salford CVS and Salford Citizens Advice have joined forces to collect donations to help with the cost-of-living crisis.


More and more people are turning to food banks and foodclubs, where they can buy a basket of items at reduced cost, for the first time in their lives and Salford is rallying round to support them. For referral to a foodbank or details of a food club please contact Salford Citizens Advice.

Donations can be made at Salford CVS (5 Irwell Place, Eccles), the Gateway centres or Broughton Hub which are also cost of living help points for anyone needing support. They are open Monday to Thursday 8am to 10pm, Friday 8am to 6.30pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

  • Broughton Hub, 50 Rigby Street, Broughton M7 4BQ (will also accept items for Hannukah)
  • Eccles Gateway, 28 Barton Road, Eccles M30 0TU
  • Swinton Gateway, 100 Chorley Road, Swinton M27 6BP
  • Pendleton Gateway, 1 Broadwalk, Pendleton M6 5FX
  • Walkden Gateway, 2 Smith Street, Walkden M28 3EZ

Items needed for the foodbanks must be new and unopened:

  • Tinned meat, fish, lentils, beans or pulses
  • Tinned vegetables including tomatoes
  • Soup, baked beans or pasta in sauce
  • Tinned fruit or puddings
  • Longlife milk
  • Tea, coffee and sugar
  • Cereal
  • Biscuits and snacks
  • Fruit juice
  • Toiletries and hygiene products for women (new)
  • Baby items (new)

Christmas treats would be appreciated but please avoid any containing alcohol (even alcohol flavoured)

Supporting older people

Donations of brand-new blankets, gloves, hats, scarves and Christmas gifts, including chocolate, would also be welcome at the Gateways/Broughton Hub. Please avoid alcohol or items containing alcohol/alcoholic flavouring.

Items will be handed out at a series of Christmas meals in the week before Christmas for up to 500 local people aged over 65 who may be feeling lonely or isolated.

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