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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.

Food banks

Healthy Start

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.

Healthy eating

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.

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

Less waste, save money

Recycle for Greater Manchester has top tips to help you waste less food, and help save money.

5 tips: How to waste less food - Recycle for Greater Manchester