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  • 22 September 2022
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Manchester Cathedral is now an official collection point for items for Rainbow Surprise, a charity providing food bank and community fridge support for people across North Manchester.

The team at Rainbow Surprise currently prepare between 250-300 food parcels a week for those in need and that number is only set to rise this winter.

Anyone in need is welcome to use the service, which operates from Crumpsall Community Hall at St Matthew with St Mary’s Church. The only questions asked are around dietary requirements and what means a household has to cook food.

Twice a week they also cook up 100 meals to take out to homeless shelters, and those in temporary accommodation and residential centres.

Chair of Rainbow Surprise Shakar Hussain said: “Everyone involved with running of this charity has had some experience of being homeless or going hungry so we are totally free from judgement.

“We put humanity first - no matter what religion you are, or how you have come to be in your situation, we will try to help you.”

What we need from you.

Manchester Cathedral is now an official collection point for items to help Rainbow Surprise.

The charity receives support from organisations such as FairShare and supermarkets like Sainsbury’s who donate short and out of date food, but otherwise they rely on donations.

Could you spare any of the items listed below each week to help Manchester families in need?

Donate now at Manchester Cathedral.