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