Tackle hunger in Greater Manchester

No one should have to go hungry this winter.
Which is why we are launching our Manchester Evening News Christmas campaign, to support a charity that does incredible work in our region to help tackle hunger in Greater Manchester.
We've thought very hard about which of the brilliant charities in our region to support, but have decided on a really special one. This organisation is small but mighty - they work to tackle hunger directly and are run by someone who has used foodbanks himself.
We love this charity because they treat every client with the dignity and respect we all deserve. Each week they provide a lifeline for 250 families and individuals across Manchester, Salford, Rochdale, Trafford and Stockport.
All their food is delivered in unmarked vans to maintain privacy, and they give people in need a choice over what they eat.
The charity was set up by Lewey Hellewell whose own experience of using traditional food banks, after being made redundant, left him feeling humiliated.
MEN Editor Sarah Lester said: "I know everyone is finding it tough to pay their bills this year but if you can spare even a little to help the most vulnerable in our community, we would be so grateful. "
People can be referred to the charity by any local community professional - such as a GP, local MP, or school pastoral care worker - to get emergency food packages, delivered straight to their door in unmarked vans.
This Christmas, they're expecting to deliver festive 'Xmas hampers' to 300 families in our region. The hampers have everything to make a full Christmas dinner - plus presents for children, and treats for adults.
*£10 will give a single person a food package for 3 days
*£20 will feed a family of four for 3 days
* £40 will provide a family with a Christmas hamper.
Humans MCR work with Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons, and Fareshare, receiving donations of perfectly good food that would otherwise go to waste.
The charity offers a choice over what they eat, with vegetarian, vegan, halal, and gluten free options available. They also offer packages for people who only have access to a kettle.
We know times are hard for everyone right now so if you can't afford to donate please share our appeal on your social media.
Let's work together to help make sure families in Greater Manchester aren't going hungry this Christmas.
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