One of Manchester’s longest running club nights has announced a huge day to night party taking place this Saturday to raise money and collect donations for Salford Foodbank.
Established by the team behind HIT & RUN – Manchester’s biggest night dedicated bass music – Food 4 Thought has grown from an evening event to a full-day dedicated to fundraising and spotlighting some of the UK’s best underground talent.
Running for 11 hours this Saturday at Six Trees, Trafford’s engineering warehouse turned rave den, Food 4 Thought welcomes over 30 DJs from Manchester and beyond spinning everything from bass to dub, hip-hop, jungle and more.
The party is unique in that punters can pay for their ticket in non-perishable food, toiletries and other essential items that are in demand at food banks across the region. Although Food 4 Thought has been running since 2015, this year’s event has come at a time in which local food banks have seen a huge increase in demand, as people struggle with the current cost of living crisis.
Back in February, it was revealed that a record number of families across the UK are depending on food banks. Across Greater Manchester the use of food banks has reached its highest levels since the start of 2023, with many families now relying on them weekly to get by.
This Saturday, teams from Manchester food banks will be in attendance at Food 4 Thought to collect the donated items and take them directly to the warehouses. From there, the goods will then be distributed to those most in need across Greater Manchester.
If punters don’t fancy raiding their cupboards, they can also buy a ticket which covers the costs of the event and all of the additional profits that go to an international cause. This month Food 4 Thought will be raising funds for Medicins Sans Frontiere’s Palestine Appeal, an organisation that works to save people’s lives in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics.
Back in 2022, Food 4 Thought raised over 700kg of food and £440 cash for Salford Foodbank, as well as £4,340.34 for MSF’s Yemen appeal. This year’s party also coincides with the FA Cup final and soaring spring temperatures, so organisers are expecting it to be another huge event in support of the local community.
Tickets are available to buy now for £4.44 or £8.88, or you can bring six food bank items on the day.