Food poverty is real in Stockport.
Local people are dealing with hunger every day. Too many families are worrying about their next meal because of circumstances beyond their control. The current Coronavirus pandemic has only increased demand for food parcels and urgent support.
Local people need us now more than ever.
Chelwood Foodbank Plus is here for you.
We have been serving Stockport since 2013. We provide urgent practical support to local people.
In 2019, we issued 1537 food parcels and fed 2023 adults and 1091 children.
Everything we do is made possible by our team of wonderful volunteers. Without these amazing souls we truly could not function. There is a place for everybody to use their strengths and gifts here in the foodbank family.
Foodbank Referral Helpline
For the duration of the Coronavirus lockdown, we have opened a direct Foodbank Referral Helpline. Through the generosity of our supporters, we can now offer a Home Delivery service to those isolated or unable to otherwise access a foodbank.
Call 0161 883 1792 if you require a food parcel and you cannot get to a normal referral agency.
The line is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. You will be required to give evidence of your financial hardship and your name and address details so that we can identify you.
We have 4 foodbanks in some of the most deprived areas of Stockport.
Chelwood Baptist Church
Tuesday 10.00am - 12.00,
Wednesday 10.00am - 12.00,
Thursday 12.00 - 2.00pm
Brinnington Community Church
Wednesday 1.00 - 3.00pm
Rev320 Charity Shop
Friday 2:00 - 4:30pm
The Olive Branch
Friday 2:00 - 4:30pm
We also work closely with agencies across South Manchester.
Chelwood Foodbank Plus is not part of a large chain of food banks which allows us to deliver our service in a truly holistic manner. We can help those that need us most without the confines of red tape and unrealistic administrative policies.
Unfortunately, this also means that we do not receive food from supermarket chains that have signed agreements with large national charities. We are totally reliant on the support of our community.