Help With Food and Money Issues

Help With Food and Money Issues

Please know that you’re not alone and there is support available. Here are some local organisations and groups that can help with food and money issues.

Many people are worried about the cost of living right now. As GPs and practice teams, we know all too well how much this impacts on patient’s physical and mental health. And it can be overwhelming to know who to approach for help especially if you haven’t needed support before.

Sudden changes to your income through the loss of employment, welfare benefits, relationships, housing can have a huge impact on your physical and mental wellbeing. Don’t be ashamed in times of a crisis to ask for urgent help.

Salford Help Through a Crisis Project

Salford Citizens Advice

Call: 0808 278 7802
Visit: for face-to-face drop-in advice and email advice

Salford Assist
Call: 0800 694 3695 
Open:10am to 4pm Monday to Friday   

Salford Loaves and Fishes serve free hot meals between 9am and 2pm, Monday to Friday. Indoor and outdoor seating available along with support staff for advice.
1 Paddington Close, Salford M6 5PL
Call: 0161 737 8775

Mustard Tree Food club
Evidence required: ID and proof of benefits for Food Club
Location: 12 Southway, Eccles, Salford, M30 0LJ
Call: 0161 228 7331
Email: [email protected]
For more information, visit:

The Bread and Butter Thing Membership Pantry
Location: Barton Moss, Barton Moss Primary School, Trippier Rd, Eccles M30 7PT
Email: [email protected]
For more information, visit:

Brookhouse Food Club (Bless Manchester)
Location: Brookhouse Community Centre, Buckthorn La, Eccles M30 7QH
Call: Barry Matley 0161 736 7959 or Simon & Wendy Litchfield on 0161 786 1440

St James Community Lunches
Food pantry open to all. No ID needed.
Location: Great Cheetham Street East, M7 4UH
Open: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11am to 1pm

Mustard Tree Food Club
Location: Little Hulton District Centre, Little Hulton M28 0AU
Call: 0161 228 7331
Email: [email protected]
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 2pm

Community Little Hulton
Location: Little Hulton District Centre, Little Hulton M28 0AU
Open: 9.15am to 2pm every Wednesday
Email: [email protected]


The Bread and Butter Thing Membership pantry
Location: Orsdall Community Café, 172 Tatton Street, Salford M5 3PS
Email: [email protected]
For more information, visit:

The Angel Centre
All Salford residents welcome. Call into the centre and fill in a membership form
Location: The Angel Centre, 1 St Phillips Place M3 6FA
Call: 0161 710 1075
For more information, visit:

Audacious A-Teams
No evidence required. Hot meals, barbers service and clothing available too.
Location: Audacious Church, Deva City Office Park, Trinity Way M3 7BB
Call: 0161 830 7007
Open: Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm and Thursdays 10am to 12pm

Lucie’s Pantry
A social supermarket providing food and household items
Location: Emmaus Salford, Fitzwarren Street, Pendleton
Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm
For more information, visit:

Family FoodFayre
Food Club
Location: Windsor Christian Centre, Churchill Way M6 5BU
Open: Mondays 11am to 3pm and Thursdays 1pm to 5pm
Email: [email protected]
Call: 0161 736 7959
For more information, visit:

Victory Outreach Manchester
Location: 19 Liverpool Street, Salford, M5 4LY
Open: 9.30 to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Call: 0161 987 6511
Email: [email protected]
For more information, visit:

Oasis Hub MediaCityUK Community Food Store
Community café open throughout the day too
Location: Oasis Hub MediaCityUK, Trafford Road, Salford M50 3UQ
Email: [email protected]
Call: 07557 076649
Open: Wednesday 10.30am to 2pm
For more information, visit:


The Bread and Butter Thing Membership Pantry
Location: St Peters Church, Chorley Road, Swinton M27 0WA
Email: [email protected]
For more information, visit:

Salford City Council provide grant payments (in vouchers) if you need help with:

·       purchasing food

·       financial support for energy, water and utility bills

·       help to heat homes

·       other essential items and support

You don’t need to be in receipt of benefits to apply but you’ll need to provide evidence that you do not have funds to purchase the items requested.

 Check what’s available and apply for a grant


If you are worried about your personal or business finances, what benefits you might be entitled to or need help to find and apply for jobs, talk to Better Off Salford

Call: 0800 952 1000
For more information, visit:

 If you have complex or urgent debts and need advice or debt-related court representation, there is local and national support available:

Salford Debt Advice Service
Call: 0800 345 7323 open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Complete an online referral form

Salford Welfare Rights Service
Call: 0800 345 7375 open Monday to Friday between 10am and 12pm

 For a single debts or debts that aren’t as urgent, there’s also:
National Debtline
Step Change

Salford Adult Social Care
Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Telephone: 0161 631 4777
Email: [email protected]
Text: 07970 134894