There are lots of foodbanks, food projects and community cafes across Greater Manchester to help keep you and your family fit and healthy.
Many of these services offer more than just food, some may offer support around mental health and wellbeing, food parcels, financial advice and support, community ran groups and much more.
Oldham: Oldham Council - Oldham Foodbank
Salford: Salford Foodbank
Stockport: Stockport Council - help getting food
Trafford: Trafford Housing Trust - food banks
If you have a child under four or are pregnant, you might be able to get a Healthy Start card to help you buy certain types of milk, infant formula, fruit and vegetables.
Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply on the NHS website.
Eating well can help us to feel good and protect us from getting ill. With the increasing cost of living, it can be challenging to eat healthy, balanced and affordable meals. But there is help and advice available.
- Advice on how to eat well, using less fuel and spending less money: Power Up the Flavour Booklet Cracking Good Food
- Community cooking lessons: Cracking Good Food – Community | Cookery School | Campaigning I Sponsorship | Team Building
- Donated kitchen equipment available: Kitchen Kit Call Out – Cracking Good Food
If you need medical advice or support with eating healthy you can contact your local community dietitian via your local health centre or GP. If you are not registered with a GP, visit the NHS website to find your local GP.
Eat well support when leaving hospital
Diet and wellbeing support is now available for hospital discharge patients and other Greater Manchester residents at-risk of hunger. To find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Less waste, save money
Recycle for Greater Manchester has top tips to help you waste less food, and help save money.