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Transforming surplus food into nourishment and respect this Christmas

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

19 December 2017

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.

“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

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.