A CHARITY providing affordable food for Trafford residents has reopened its other services after lockdown.

The Bread and Butter Thing has restarted its debt and housing support, mental health support and other activities after coronavirus restrictions put a stop to them last year.

Now, thanks to a grant of £2,500 from a charitable foundation run by US-based business and health company Maximus, the charity is able to resume its help for those struggling across Greater Manchester.

The charity, based at Trafford Park, provides affordable food, support and advice to people on low incomes across the whole city region.

Mark Game, CEO of The Bread and Butter Thing, said: “We’re enormously grateful to Maximus Foundation UK for its generous donation.

“This funding will enable us to re-energise our community support services which have been suspended during the pandemic, including debt counselling, housing advice and other assistance to support our low income members and their families.”

Di Briggs, chair of Maximus Foundation UK, said: “The outlook for smaller charities across the UK continues to be very challenging, so we’re delighted to be able to help The Bread and Butter Thing to continue their amazing work providing affordable food and support in the communities they serve.”

The Bread and Butter thing has continued to provide affordable food for residents throughout the pandemic in a safe way and itself offers grants and funding to those who might need it.

The charity works to reduce food waste and make life more affordable for those struggling across Greater Manchester, while encouraging healthy eating at the same time.

It is run by a team of staff and volunteers who work alongside partners across the city region.

If you or someone you know could benefit from the support offered by The Bread and Butter Thing, email hello@breadandbutterthing.org or visit breadandbutterthing.org.