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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.

Visit your local area website: 

Urban Outreach - food banks and warm spaces in Bolton

Bury Directory - food banks in Bury

Manchester City Council - food banks and community grocers

Oldham Council - Oldham Foodbank

Rochdale Council - food banks in Rochdale

Salford Foodbank

Stockport Council - help getting food

Tameside Council - food banks, pantries and clothing / school uniforms

Trafford Housing Trust - food banks

The Brick - food community in Wigan

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.

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