The Hope Project based at St Aidan’s Centre is a partnership between Caritas and local Catholic parishes in Wythenshawe.
Its aim is to address social isolation during the coronavirus outbreak. One aspect of this was to reorganise the food bank so it could continue and respond to the needs of local people and address social distancing.
So the foodbank has been moved into the main hall, a new email referral system is in place and all food parcels are delivered. Since the project began in March the foodbank has supported 24 individuals and 71 families.
A total of 143 adults and 149 children. Many of the people we are supporting have been impacted by the Corvid 19.
Self isolation, a sudden loss of income and poor health, are 3 of key issues which have impacted upon families and individuals. Many of those who are referred to the foodbank receive weekly 3 day food parcels.
Alongside this, thanks to a developing partnership with Cracking Good food we also distribute 40 nourishing meals, which just need heating, each week. So alongside the 3 day food parcel, which includes enough for breakfast, lunch and dinner – the project provided 3,136 meals in May!