Transforming surplus food into nourishment and respect this Christmas

19th December 2017

Church of the Apostles, manchester, FareShare charity member, Christmas lunch, homeless

Reverend Ellie with the Team ready to serve Christmas lunch. CREDIT: CHARLOTTE GRAHAM

Through our partnership with the Telegraph’s Christmas Charity Appeal, we are delighted to highlight the great work of one of our charity members, Church of the Apostles, run by Reverend Ellie Trimble in Manchester.


Using food provided by FareShare, Reverend Ellie and her team of dedicated volunteers serve up a full hot meal every Friday and Sunday for up to 100 people who are currently homeless, lonely or struggling to make ends meet. During the cold winter months they also run a night shelter twice a week.

“What Ellie does here is create a place that is respectful. Often, for the people who come here it’s the only proper meal they’ve had all week”, says Amanda, a full-time counsellor, who has been volunteering at the church for a year.

We joined them last Sunday for a hearty Christmas lunch. Read the full Telegraph article to see just how this service provides a lifeline for vulnerable people in Manchester and how FareShare helps make this possible.


“”If FareShare didn’t exist, we would be serving cake and sandwiches. That’s all we could run to.”

Reverend Ellie Trimble, Church of the Apostles

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