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All about us!

So who are we?

We’re a Manchester Catering social enterprise based in the Zion Community Resource Centre in Hulme and provide a whole range of catering options at competitive prices across Manchester. We became a social business in 2005 and since then have catered for events of all sizes and types across Manchester.

What is unique about our enterprise is that we are also part of a local mental health charity, Manchester Mind - who provides a wide range of services to support and empower people with mental health problems – through provision of advice, volunteering, mentoring, counselling (for young people).

All our services are about building resilience and enabling people to gain mental wellbeing. A significant number of our volunteers go back into work, education or further volunteering with reported improvements in their mental health. To find out more about the charities work www.manchestermind.org or click here to see our latest annual report.

Profits made by Good Mood Food are reinvested in to Manchester Mind to help more people with mental health problems to benefit from our wide range of services.

What does Good Mood Food do?

Well firstly we make and serve up amazing hot and cold buffets!

BuffetOur menus include healthy, fresh ingredients as well as catering for various dietary requirements as vast amounts of research has shown that there is a strong link between good nutrition and mental well-being.
In doing so we are supporting people with mental health problems gain new skills, increase confidence, build social networks in order to improve their mental health.

Who do you work with?
We provide catering and buffets for businesses small and large across Manchester.

We can cater for any size event so please do get in touch if you’re looking for a long or short term catering provider including:

buffetStaff restaurants, Cafes and delis, Coffee and Cake shops, Formal lunches and dinner parties, Private catering, Business Breakfasts, Working lunches, special events, corporate buffets, awards ceremonies, conference catering and recruitment events, large scale event catering.

We also hire out catering and waiting on staff as well as offer a crockery hire service.

We can also provide finger and fork buffets, meeting room refreshments and larger scale event or exhibition catering.

Where do you deliver to?
We deliver to Manchester, Hulme, Levenshulme, Chorlton, Didsbury, Withington, West Didsbury, University, Salford, Worsley, Swinton, Stockport, Wythenshawe, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Urmston, Eccles, Carrington, Altrincham, Hale, Timperley, Trafford, Stretford, Media City, Whalley Range, Longsight.

If you're not sure if we deliver to you, please just give us a call.

Why use Good Mood Food?

Why not, we say! We offer wonderfully fresh buffets and can cater for various diets. As well as competitive prices, by ordering from Good Mood Food you’ll be contributing to a social enterprise, and in turn a charity that is promoting good mental health. Many companies now have Corporate Social Responsibility objectives to use local businesses and support charities. With Good Mood Food you’d be ticking both of these boxes whilst eating your lunch!

What other projects are there?

1 in 4 people are likely to be affected by mental health problems at some time in their lives. There are key risk factors that can contribute to mental health problems or exacerbate existing problems e.g. poverty, poor housing, debt, isolation, lack of social networks, low confidence and self-esteem, lack of physical activity.

Manchester Mind provides a range of services for young people and adults that are aimed at relieving those risk factors and then promoting better mental health.

All our services are focussed on either empowering people to deal with very practical but often stressful issues relating to benefits, debts and housing and then services that support people to develop new skills, build confidence, learn new or rediscover old skills, build social networks, feel valued.

They include: volunteering, cafe training placements, advice volunteering, advice work, growing projects, counselling for young people and interventions for people with diabetes
Find out more about our services www.manchestermind.org

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