Pop along on Wednesdays, contact us, or chat to Steve B. if you’d like to get involved
Our Pop-Up Café
Wednesdays, 10:00am to 2:00pm (Currently closed due to Covid-19)
Our Pop-Up Community Café is a welcoming space where you can pop in and find a warm welcome and a warm cup of tea. We serve free tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits, as well as free toasties around 12:00pm. Pop in to chat any week, play games (1st Wednesdays of the month), try your hand at a craft activity (2nd Wednesdays of the month), or watch a movie (3rd Wednesdays of the month).
When our café is open we also run free English classes for beginners from 12:30pm-1:45pm. We also run a Kids Café during Easter and Summer holidays for fun and games and also to help alleviate holiday hunger. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we won’t be running this in the same way during 2020.
Contact the Food Bank or chat to Louise or Nicole if you’d like to get involved
Ardwick and Longsight Food Bank
Ardwick and Longsight Food Bank is a work of co-operation between local churches (Victoria Park Christian Fellowship, Command Prayer Centre Ministries International (CPCMI), Community Church of the Nazarene, Manchester Yedam Korean Church of the Nazarene).
This is an independent food bank that provides free food parcels to help locally to alleviate suffering due to food poverty. Operating as a food bank distribution centre since 2013, we “rebranded” in 2017 to expand the scope of our outreach to some of the more marginalised groups in Manchester. We rely on generous donations from individuals and families in the local community, churches and businesses to provide most of the food we distribute.
Contact the Food Bank, or chat to Louise or Nicole if you’d like to get involved. Find out more on the Ardwick and Longsight Food Bank website CLICK HERE
Contact us or chat to Simon or Ian R. if you’d like to get involved
Winter Night Shelter
The Boaz Trust works to end destitution amongst asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester by providing safe accommodation and holistic support. We are amongst a number of local churches who partner with Boaz to provide emergency winter accommodation, meals and companionship to people who find themselves destitute and seeking refuge.
Contact us or chat to Simon or Ian R. if you’d like to get involved. You can read more about Boaz and this scheme on the Boaz website CLICK HERE
Contact us or chat to Nicole or Jenny F. if you’d like to get involved
Our Allotment Project has been running since 2010 in partnership with Barnabus Manchester. Together we have been nurturing vegetables and social skills, giving many people, including our homeless friends, a peaceful green space to relax, meet new people and enjoy looking after the garden.
“It’s great to come here and get away from the city”
“Coming to the allotment is like family. The only family I’ve got!”
This project is incredibly uplifting and rewarding for our friends. It’s a chance for them to get green-fingered and creative by planting and looking after everything from potatoes and beans, to carrots, broccoli, corn and garlic. The space also has raised beds and a variety of plants to look after. These activities are essential for building trust, confidence and motivation; giving a sense of community and belonging to those who have nothing. The fruits and vegetables we grow are shared out among the homeless, or transformed into delicious, nutritious meals.
“It’s nice to be able to help Barnabus and the church”
“When I’m here, I don’t drink”