Community Grocers & Food Banks

Community grocers are an alternative to food banks and offer food, toiletries and household essentials at reduced prices. Customers will ‘join’ their local community grocer and then pay £2.50 per week to choose eight items.

Most food banks require a referral form from an agency such as One Manchester before they will issue food parcels. If you are in need of food and have nowhere else to turn please give us a call on 0330 355 1000.

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
The Place at Platt Lane, Platt Lane, Fallowfield, M14 7FB
Telephone: 07913 540680
Open Friday from 9:30am-12pm

The Mustard Tree Food Club provides a food basket of 10 items for a membership fee of £2 per week. You will need to register as a client of Mustard Tree first and then let a member of the team know you would like to start your membership. In order to become a client, you will need to be referred by another organisation such as Manchester City CouncilJobcentre Plus, Citizens Advice Bureau or One Manchester. 

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.