Four Quids In volunteers standing in front of one of their affordable food clubs

Quids In: Serving 200 Families in South Manchester

Quids In operates as an essential affordable food initiative, serving 200 families weekly across South Manchester. It comprises five clubs located in Arrowfield, Barlow Moor, Burnage East, Burnage West and Old Moat.

The clubs offer memberships to households on housing benefit and Universal Credit for a small weekly membership fee. Members get access to fresh and chilled food which would otherwise be hard to find and expensive to buy locally.

Quids In runs the affordable food project in partnership with Southway Housing. However, the clubs do not exclusively cater to tenants. Anyone eligible for housing benefit or Universal Credit can apply. Volunteers run each club and rely on the help of drivers to make deliveries to members who are housebound.

As well as the affordable food on offer, members can get help and advice with budgeting, Be Well and Citizens Advice Bureau. These services are designed to empower members by enhancing their financial literacy and well-being.

For over seven years, Quids In has been a cornerstone of our Community Food program, dedicated to alleviating food insecurity and fostering resilience in the community. The initiative continues to evolve, expanding its reach and impact to meet the growing needs of families across South Manchester.


Four Quids In volunteers - affordable food project

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