A charity established in 2011 with a primary focus on the prevention of poverty and support to individuals in challenging situations. Our charity is based in a low income housing estate in Manchester. Our community hub is a drop in center for the community providing basic essentials including food, clothing and furniture. Middleton community trust has been managed by a small group of unpaid volunteers, dedicated to supporting the community, since 2011.
On average we provide 30 to 50 meals (food parcels) a day to service users.
On average we provide 100 service users with clothing items a month.
We provide an average of 50 sleeping bags to the homeless a month.
Our volunteers are made up of 7 local people with ages ranging from 18-80 years old. They are all from our community and have either used our services or have volunteered through our web contact form. Their duties consist of helping sort and distribute food parcels to our service users. Sort, wash, and distribute clothing parcels to our service users. They help out Monday through Friday with the day to day running of the community hub, collecting donated food, handing out sleeping bags to homeless and a plethora of other selfless tasks.
Our organisation has fed and clothed over 15000 people, with the support of our donors, we continue to provide basic essentials for those in need here in our very own towns and cities. We are also proud to say that we provided the community with advice and a signposting service for benefit advice, housing advice, fuel poverty advice. We provide food bank facilities with the support of Tesco fareshare program, and the Lidl neighbourly program. We also provide new and old clothing collection and donation service that we can then pass on to our service users.