Our unique 'Quids In' food club, run by volunteers, is aimed at the many households in south Manchester struggling to feed their families each week.
‘Quids In’ offers members a variety of food worth at least £15 for just a £3 weekly membership fee – a sum that helps to pay food charity Fareshare and other club costs.
Unlike food banks, Quids In is an ongoing membership club offering fresh and chilled items that can be difficult to find and expensive to buy locally.
Who is eligible?
We are currently unable to accept non-Southway tenants to our Quids In food clubs due to the limited food supplies we’re receiving. Any Southway tenant that claims at least some Housing Benefit or Universal Credit is eligible to apply. Please be aware that there is sometimes a waiting list for clubs.
We now have 5 clubs across Chorlton, Merseybank, Burnage West, Burnage East and Old Moat:
Chorlton: Thursdays 10.30am - 1pm at Brookfield House (white building in Chorlton Park, Nell Lane entrance), Nell Lane, Chorlton, M21 7UD
Merseybank: Fridays 12pm - 3pm at the Pop Up Shop on Merseybank Shopping Parade, 42 Merseybank Avenue, Chorlton, M21 7NN
Burnage East: Wednesdays 10.30am – 1pm at N-Gage Youth Centre, 345 Burnage Lane, Burnage, M19 1EN
Burnage West: Wednesdays 10am - 1.30pm at Westcroft Community Centre, Westcroft Road, Burnage, M20 6EF
Old Moat: Fridays 12.30pm - 2.30pm at Old Moat Children’s Centre, Old Moat Lane, Old Moat (Withington) M20 1DE
What do we ask of members?
We ask members to attend every week if possible, as we need to know how many to expect so that food doesn’t get wasted.
How do I join?
You can apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of your Housing Benefit/Universal Credit claim, or call 0161 448 4200 to speak with Maureen Ward. Please keep in mind that some clubs have waiting lists.
Support Quids In when you shop at the Co-op
Merseybank Quids In Food Club is part of the Co-op Local Community Fund. This means that you can help to raise money for the club as you shop at the Co-op. The money raised will be used to offer extra food and activity packs during school holidays.
If you are a Co-op member, please select Merseybank Quids In as your local cause by clicking here or search for cause number 75146.