Manchester Universities Catholic Chaplaincy
The most important aspect of our Foodbank is our relationship with a wide variety of 'referral agencies'. These agencies include local charities, government services and community associations.
Clients who come to us for food come with a voucher that is authorised by one of these agencies. We at the Foodbank do not take it upon ourselves to identify those in need of food. Instead we leave that decision to established organisations who deal with our clients on a day to day basis. It is these agencies that are best placed to make the call as to who needs to be referred.
One local agency we are a building a relationship with is the Cornerstone Day Centre. This centre provides support for vulnerable adults in the community. They are open every day and are acutely aware of the difficulties many people face with just being able to feed themselves. We hope our partnership with them will help further the community effort to helping those in need.