The Manchester Central Foodbank is happy to announce the a new partner Church that will help us in our work to relieve food poverty in Manchester. Command Prayer Centre, led by their Pastor Charles Kwaku-Odoi, will now be working with the Manchester Universities' Catholic Chaplaincy (MUSCC) in supporting our foodbank project. Charles brings a lot experience in both fundraising and working with community projects in Manchester.
Our new partner Church will be a satellite distribution centre for Manchester Central Foodbank. At the moment clients come to MUSCC during our opening hours, Wednesday and Friday mornings (10am-12pm), with food vouchers to collect a food parcel. A satellite centre will be able to cover the days that MUSCC is unable to do at the moment. They will still accept the same vouchers and provide the same level of service.
The plan is that Command Prayer Centre will be open Monday afternoons (12pm-2pm), eventually being open both Monday and Tuesday. This will grant greater flexibility to those referred to the foodbank both in when we are open and the different locations from which we will operate. Eventually MUSCC will also open on Thursdays, meaning that clients can use our foodbank service throughout the week. The date for our new satellite distribution centre opening is still to be determined but will occur within the next few months.
This co-operation between MUSCC and Command Prayer Centre will allow the Manchester Central Foodbank to help more people who are in crisis across central Manchester.