Mustard Tree is staying open and operating as key workers under the categories of food distribution and charity delivering front-line services, as perlatest gov.uk guidance. We are currently providing an emergency food offer, supported by our volunteers.
We are refocusing the charity on food clubs, toiletries, clothes, food supply and distribution including managing donations from the public.
Our services are applicable to those on benefits and on no income. Our opening hours are:
• Ancoats, Manchester: 10am till 2pm – Monday to Friday (closed bank holiday Monday 25th May) • 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 customers, clients volunteers and staff members for your positivity and encouragement.
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.
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Ged (61) joined the Freedom Project – Mustard Tree’s life skills and employability programme – after facing a prolonged period of unemployment. He is now back in work after graduating, having regained his confidence and self-respect.
“Before I joined Mustard Tree, I had taken voluntary redundancy at the printing company I’d worked for over the past 25 years. After that, I worked in a nursing home for a long time, but lost my job after the company changed hands and felt like I no longer fit in.
Losing a second job in this way was a big confidence knock for me, as I really cared about the work and the residents I was caring for. I felt really picked on and didn’t know what to do about it. I felt like I was being portrayed as a bad person when I wasn’t, and now wish I had fought against it more”.
Ged first heard about Mustard Tree through a member of staff who previously worked with him at the printing company. He felt more confident attending the Freedom open day as he already knew a familiar face…
Check out some of the beautiful creations people have made at Mustard Tree.