A big welcome back to all students, old and new, returning to the busy world of University life!
Fresher's week, or Welcome week, is a big time in the year as a whole host of groups and societies vie for the attention of students, especially Freshers. We hope that what we are doing can gain some student's attention.
Manchester Central Foodbank is based in the Manchester Universities' Catholic Chaplaincy (MUSCC), next to the Church of the Holy Name. The Chaplaincy serves all three universities on Oxford Road and is open to all students new and old. The foodbank is part of the Trussull Trust foodbank network and will be the first Student-run foodbank in the UK. We provide emergency food relief for local people in crisis who are referred to us by frontline care professionals.
We need enthusiastic students who are willing to give up a few hours of their week in order to volunteer for the foodbank. We plan to open our doors to clients October 2nd and our volunteers will need to be trained by the Trussell Trust prior to this date. There is a wide variety of volunteering oppurtunities, including greeting clients, food sorting, fundraising and publicity. If you are at all interested come along to the Chaplaincy at any time during Fresher's week to find out more. Or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.