People can go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Partner agencies – Social Services, GPs, CAB, and other charities – not only distribute vouchers to those in need of emergency food relief to people experiencing crisis in the inner city area, but assist us to provide a network of additional support in areas such as housing, debt and benefit advice, and assistance in finding and preparing for employment.
In addition, our partnership with the British Red Cross and other related agencies has enabled us to provide emergency support to newly arrived victims of civil unrest in Syria, Iraq, and other countries. Often arriving with nothing but the clothes they are wearing, and deeply traumatised, we are able to offer a warm welcome from our volunteers, and practical help with food and clothing.
Foodbank & advice pantries are open at:
St Vincent’s Church, St James’ Street, Liverpool, L1 5JP – every Tuesday between 12.30pm and 2.30pm
St Margaret’s Church, Princes Road, Liverpool, L8 1TG – every Thursday between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
Phone: 0151 702 7237
Mobile: 07973 212137
The Anglican Cathedral provides support for the administration of the Food Bank and acts as one of depositories for food, toiletries and clothes which will be distributed from churches around the city centre.
To us the + in HOPE+ is the really important bit. Just handing people a bag of food:
- Can create dependency
- Does not solve any problem other than the immediate need
- Does not allow us to be advocates for our guests
- Is not what God asks of us
- Is not why Christ died for us
God of surprises and exuberance, your love continually astounds us! We are humbled by the generosity of the people who support us and allow us to do your work.
We are humbled by the thought that we couldn’t complete the work we do without the generosity of other people, often strangers and we thank you Lord for them.
John Grundy URC Ordinand
“To me, the love that you share is greater than the food, so that when I eat the food, and remember the love that the food was given with, it makes the food taste better.”
“T” – a HOPE+ Guest