Community Grocers & Food Banks

Community Grocers and food banks are operating slightly differently at the moment to keep everyone safe. Healthy Me Healthy Communities are supporting local residents with a weekly Grab and Go food bag service. Pre-packed bags contain approximately £12 worth of food, household products and toiletries costing between £2 and £4. Baby items can also be bought at a low cost and freshly prepared ready meals are also available. There is currently a waiting list but referrals can be sent to or by phoning 07910 879985. 

One Manchester do not feel that people should rely on food parcels, so we will work with you to tackle the underlying problem. We can help with basic budgeting, appealing benefit decisions or assisting you to find employment.

Find out where the food banks and community grocers are across the city on this map.

We understand that our customers do not want to use food banks on a regular basis, so we have sought funding to set up community grocers across the city.

Anson Community Grocer - Rusholme & Longsight
Anson Community House, 38 Meldon Road, Longsight, M13 OTR
Telephone: 07913 540680
Open Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am-12:30pm

Coverdale and Newbank Community Grocer - Ardwick
Cornbrook House, 217 Stockport Road, Ardwick, M12 4DY
Telephone: 0161 274 2186
Open Thursday from 11am-1pm

Gorton Community Grocer
Gorton Community Centre, 543 Abbey Hey Lane, Gorton, M18 8PF
Telephone: 07913 540680
Open Friday from 9:30am-12pm

Hulme Community Grocer
Aquarius Centre, 21 Eden Close, Hulme, M15 6AX
Telephone: 07305 325 369
Open Tuesday from 12pm-3pm

Fallowfield Community Grocer - This Community Grocer is currently closed until further notice
The Place at Platt Lane, Platt Lane, Fallowfield, M14 7FB
Telephone: 07913 540680
Open Friday from 9:30am-12pm

As the situation regarding COVID-19 changes and new government advice is issued around social distancing, we are making our Food Club and emergency parcel services available for home deliveries. 

If you are on benefits/low/no income and need to access our Food Club service or an emergency food parcel from home – please click here. 

Our shops are remaining open to those who can visit us safely, for food and essential toiletries. Please find opening hours below: 

• Ancoats, Manchester: 10am till 2pm – Monday to Friday 
• Eccles: 10am – 2pm Monday and Wednesday 
• Little Hulton: 10am – 2pm Tuesday and Wednesday (click here to read latest guidelines for our Little Hulton hub). 

For any queries, please contact

Due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the availability of food banks and their opening hours is changing. This information is historic and cannot be relied on.  

Manchester Central Food Bank (Trussell  Trust) Avila House 335-337 Oxford Road M13 9PG Tuesday: 10am - 12pm  Wednesday: 10am - 12pm  Friday: 10am - 12pm
Fallowfield Food Bank (Trussell Trust) Union Chapel 2b Wellington Road Fallowfield M14 6EQ Fridays 12- 2pm
Manchester South Central (Trussell Trust) The Wesley Centre Royce Road Hulme M15 5BP Saturdays  11am – 1pm
Manchester South Central (Trussell Trust) St Edmunds Church Alexandra Road South Whalley Range M16 8EZ Wednesdays 1-3pm
Compassion Food Bank Church of God of Prophecy 300 Moss Lane East M14 4SS Tuesday 12-3pm Friday 12 – 3pm 1st Saturday of each month from 10-12pm
St Cross Church The Rectory 54 Clayton Hall Road, Clayton M11 4WH Thursday AM
East Manchester Foodbank The Grange, Pilgrim Drive, Beswick, Manchester M11 3TQ. Friday 10-12 am
East Manchester Foodbank Stirling Centre Scotland Hall Road, Newton Heath  M40 2AZ Wednesday 2-4pm
Salvation Army Salvation Army charity shop, 1319 Ashton Old Road, Openshaw  M11  1JS Mon- Fri 10-4.30. One parcel every two months unless there are extreme circumstances.