Today in Hyde and throughout Tameside there are families who struggle to put food on the table.  Food poverty is not only for the homeless! – For many hard working people on low incomes, a sudden family crisis or the arrival of an unexpected bill can mean the whole family going hungry.  Every day some Hyde parents decide to skip their own meals to feed their children when they have to choose between paying the rent and eating!

‘The Hyde Food Bank’ which was formed by the Hyde Fellowship of Churches in 2012 relies on food donations to feed local people in crisis.  Since opening this essential community service they have provided over 10,000 bags of food for individuals and families who have found themselves in desperate need.

Situated within Hyde Central Methodist Church and supported by 11 other Churches of different branches of Christianity situated throughout the area; ‘The Hyde Food Bank’ has no connection to National Charities and is run entirely by unpaid volunteers and trustees in an attempt to put emergency food supplies into the hands of those in crisis.

However, with many of the local large supermarkets policies now geared to supporting large National Charities, food donations which once flowed to small yet vital independent community based food banks have been redirected; resulting in a significant loss in the amount of food donations they once relied on, and without which, they are now in real danger of being able to exist.

After 6 years of playing their part in alleviating food poverty in the area, ‘The Hyde Food Bank’ now need your food donations more than ever if they are to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry, but they need your help to make this happen.

If you would like to enable ‘The Hyde Food Bank’ to continue in its work, supporting those in need in the local community, you can donate food items at any of the following places:

Holy Trinity Church, Higham Lane, Gee Cross. Hyde Chapel, Stockport Road, Gee Cross. Zion Church, Stockport Road, Gee Cross. St Georges Church, Church Street, Hyde. United Church, Union Street, Hyde. Central Methodist Church, Crook Street, Hyde. St Thomas’s Church, Lumb Road, Hyde. Flowery Field Church, Newton Street, Newton. Rosemount Methodist Church, Bennett Street, Newton. St Mary’s Church, Talbot Road, Newton. St Paul’s RC Church, St Paul Street, Newton.

You can also donate at: Brook Surgery, Market Street, Hyde. Clarendon House, rear of Hyde Bus Station. Donneybrook Surgery, rear of Hyde Bus Station. Haughton Thornley House Medical Practice, Thornley Street, Hyde, Boots Chemist and Boots Opticians in Hyde and Specsavers Hyde.

The Hyde Food Bank is located in Hyde Central Methodist Church (Rear of ICELAND FROZEN FOOD-Car Park) and is open Monday from 1.00pm till 2.00pm and Thursday 10am till 11.00am