Mustard Tree


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Since the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020, our priority has been to safely remain open to support our people within public health guidelines. Since the start of lockdown to the end of June 2020, we have:

  • Supported 4648 families
  • Delivered food or welcomed people to our Food Clubs over 14,500 times in three months
  • Given food, toiletries and clothes to over 1000 people living in extreme poverty

During this time, there have been countless personal stories which have touched us all – including finding older people with no cooking facilities, a family of four living in one room and a father and son living on the streets. The feedback we have had has been overwhelming and has reinforced the mission of Mustard Tree – to combat poverty and prevent homelessness.

The economic impact of COVID-19 is likely to be felt long after the lockdown, due to increasing unemployment, debt and evictions. Our focus will continue to be on food, furniture and essential items to those in need. We will also try to help people find ways out of financial crisis, and into opportunities to improve wellbeing.

Our services are applicable to those on benefits and on no income. Our opening hours are:

• Ancoats, Manchester: 10am till 2pm – Monday to Saturday

(Please note that our Ancoats hub is open on Saturday for Food Club only)

• Eccles: 10am – 2pm Monday and Wednesday
• Little Hulton: 10am – 2pm Tuesday and Wednesday (click here to read latest guidelines for our Little Hulton hub)

We want to take this opportunity to say a HUGE THANK YOU to our supporters, special donors, partners, customers, clients, volunteers and staff members.

We have been around for the last 25 years – combating poverty and preventing homelessness – and working to our values of Belief, Dignity, Opportunity, Diversity and Partnership. We think these values are more relevant than ever and we are committed to continuing to support people across Greater Manchester at this time.

For any queries, please contact


We are complying with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19, and have included updated steps we are taking below:




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