Two members of staff from the Hope Centre community food pantry dressed in purple polo shirts standing outside the front of the Hope Centre shop

Hope Centre : Offering Support When it’s Needed Most

The Hope Centre community pantry, part of the Hidden Treasure Trust, launched during 2020 in the midst of the Covid pandemic. Based on Wood Lane in Partington, it’s a place for local people to get help and access a variety of services.

The Hope Pantry is available to all local residents who are in need of assistance through a membership scheme. The community pantry stocks a wide range of basic essentials which have been supplied by FareShare Greater Manchester and donated by local businesses. Members can call in for groceries and assistance, but staff will also deliver to anyone who has just returned home after a hospital stay and needs supplies dropping off.

Members can access help through visiting advisors from Age Concern and the Citizens Advice Bureau. The Hope Centre also works in partnership with Your Housing Association and the Little Green Sock Project (which offers assistance with children’s clothing, school uniforms and toys). Visitors are also able to access gas and electricity support, gardening and digital support too.

For people finding themselves in need of emergency help with furniture and household items, a support fund is available which they can apply to for assistance.

You can find out more about the Hope Centre here.

 

Two members of staff from the Hope Centre dressed in purple polo shirts standing outside the front of the Hope Centre shop

food redistribution charity

FareShare is the only charity to take food from the wholesale level of the food industry

The vast majority of surplus occurs before food even gets to the supermarket. Each FareShare regional centre takes that food and redistributes to those in need. FareShare Go is our supermarket collection service, which deals with supermarket-level surplus.