food bank

Dr Nicholas Cuddihy awarding Aidan Perry Ruds
Mount St Mary’s College has inaugurated a new award: the Arrupe Colours Award. Named in honour of the great Jesuit Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ, who coined the phrase ‘ Men and Women for Others’, this award will be given to any student who shows themselves to be a true ‘man or woman for others’ and who has demonstrated initiative in pursuit of this cause.At assembly on 11th January, the school made the first Arrupe Colours Award to celebrate Aidan, a student in Rudiments, who has been working for many...
Manchester Central Food Bank volunteers
The Manchester Central Food Bank has made a submission to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hunger. The Food Bank - the first in the country to be led by students - was set up two years ago through the Jesuit-led Manchester Universities Catholic Chaplaincy and expects to be used by around 2000 people this year. In their submission, they challenged supermarkets to tackle food waste by establishing after-hours shopping where people were able to buy cheap food going out of date. ...
Manchester Central Foodbank is celebrating its 1st Year Anniversary this week. It is the only student-led Foodbank in the country and the only one in central Manchester. In the first year it has fed over 1,700 people who have been referred by close to 100 different agencies operating over the city-centre. Students and friends have distributed over 13 tonnes of food. This is a result of the many supporters who have donated, especially the local mosques and synagogue.Fr Tim Byron SJ, Chair of...