By Jack Barton
Mustard Tree is currently still open! We’re operating as key workers under the categories of food distribution and front-line services. We’re now providing an emergency food offer, supported by our volunteers – here’s George out on one of our very first deliveries.
We want to take the opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to our partners for all your positivity and encouragement. We’ve 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.
- We are delivering 100 emergency food parcels and Food Club items a day to vulnerable people across Manchester and Salford;
- We are providing 30 essential toiletries packs a day to rough sleepers visiting our hubs in Ancoats,
Little Hulton and Eccles;
- We are serving 20 people a day through our onsite Food Club, which provides cost-effective food for
families and individuals struggling to make ends meet;
- We are offering advice and guidance for people in need coming to our hubs, including signposting to
partners and translations of Public Health England guidance into different languages;
- We are continuing to support vulnerable people accessing our structured vocational training project.
Mustard Tree helps people to change their lives, secure better accommodation and economic wellbeing. Our focus is on tackling both the causes and consequences of poverty and homelessness. Since 1994 we have created opportunities for people to help themselves through providing practical support, friendship, connections into work and improvements to health & wellbeing, alongside new experiences to encourage aspiration.