We've opened our fifth The Bread and Butter Thing service in Royton


We have launched our fifth The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) hub today, 24 February at Bethesda Church in Royton, making affordable food available to our customers five days a week.

Our partnership with TBBT helps increase the amount of disposable income in our customers' pockets, so they don’t have to choose between buying food, paying bills or buying other basics.

For just £7.50, customers’ shopping bags are filled with a minimum of £35 worth of items made up of quality fresh food and store cupboard staples from supermarkets. Those with larger families have the option to pay £15 for a double order, too.

Bethesda Church is already a thriving community hub led by Pastor Geoff Goodwin, who also leads a variety of community projects and our TBBT service here will enhance this already thriving community hub.

Lorraine Black, Head of Community Services at FCHO, said: “I am immensely proud of the work our Community Impact team has carried out to enable us to launch our fifth affordable food service for our customers since the partnership with TBBT launched in November 2019. The past year has presented many challenges and for lots of people, access to affordable food has been crucial and means our partnership with TBBT has been more important than ever.

“Using TBBT is a win-win situation for everyone as perfectly good food is saved from landfill, and our most in-need customers receive at least three bags of shopping for just £7.50. This is exceptionally good value and means they have more money left over to spend on other essential necessities such as paying their rent and bills.

“I look forward to seeing our new Royton-based service grow and encourage any of our Royton-based customers who would benefit from accessing TBBT to come forward by emailing us or calling our Contact Centre. If you aren’t based in Royton, you can find details of our other services on our website.”

Mark Game, TBBT Chief Executive added: "TBBT never works in isolation. We build partnerships with local authorities, housing associations and community groups to ensure that our affordable food service can reach those most in need, whilst helping to build stronger community connections and resilience. As the effects of the pandemic continue to be felt, we know that an increasing number of people need access to affordable food, so our partnerships are an even more vital element of our work."

If you would benefit from accessing TBBT please get in touch with our Community Impact team by emailing CommunityImpact@fcho.co.uk or calling 0161 393 7117.

FCHO Customer Emma Brophy With Daughters Layla Mctighe (6) And Evie Mctighe (3) Bags Of Food At First Ever TBBT X FCHO Service At Bethesda Church, Royton TBBT Volunteers Siblings Michael And Cat Jones