With hopeful hearts and open hands, we believe that there is always enough to go around. We tread gently on the earth that feeds us and draw together a big-dreaming community who share the vision and help us run the café day-to-day. Our food is vibrant and nurtures body and mind, and our small-but perfectly-formed menu is offered alongside cockle-warming hot drinks and beautiful bakes created by our volunteer team.
Milk & Honey is a special place. People say they feel calm when they visit, we think there’s something in the air… there’s space to breathe, to be together, to eat and drink well.
“When is Milk & Honey re-opening…?”
We thought long and hard. But when we imagined the place of community that we love re-made as a socially distant café with a side of anxiety with every americano, we knew it wasn’t right.
It was time to get creative, and serve our community in a new way for a while.
And so, for now, we’re doing something different…The Well. We can’t wait to re-open – and will do as soon as we can do in a safe and meaningful way – but for now we’re busy meeting the massive needs that have been highlighted by Covid-19.
Over the past three years we’ve worked with hundreds of volunteers from all over the world! Many have been students from the Manchester universities, and many others have been from a range of partner organisations and charities.
We’ve provided trainee placements from young people who’ve not had the same opportunities in life as others, have retired volunteers who bring a wealth of experience to our team, and even have some volunteers who began as students and are now lecturers on the University staff!
We provide placements through partner charities, and are currently working with the Depaul Trust, Pure Innovations, and Work Fit.
We are always happy to welcome more volunteers into our diverse team. We all learn alongside one another, and no experience is necessary as we train everyone from the same starting point. We offer basic training in hospitality, customer service, kitchen hygiene and cooking skills which we know will all be valuable assets in the times ahead. Alongside this, we offer community and support, the most valuable resource of all.
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