“Food is Still at the Heart of Everything We Do”

“Food is Still at the Heart of Everything We Do”

How combating food poverty remains at the top of Mustard Tree’s priority list on #WorldHungerDay

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  • There has been a sharp increase in the number of people claiming Universal Credit in each of the city region’s ten boroughs

Source: GMPA

 Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett and Salford City Council Chief Exec Tom Stannard on a recent visit to Mustard Tree Eccles

We didn’t realise it was so bad on our doorstep

Discussed in a recent Manchester Evening News article, it’s not just lack of food that is causing hardship in the city.

Partnership Action

“We’ve now doubled the number of days a week we host the Street Engagement Hub with GMP and Manchester Council — ensuring the safety of our staff and clients whilst opening up our space to more than 10 different agencies”, says Jo — Mustard Tree’s CEO.

Food Manager Chris with ‘Fill a Crate for Christmas’ donations

How you can help

The numbers

(Source: Greater Manchester Poverty Action)

  • 200,000 children live in households with an income below the poverty line
  • 157,000 households are experiencing fuel poverty
  • Around 750k people are claiming help towards housing costs
  • 20% of all jobs in Greater Manchester are paid less than the Real Living Wage