It started back in July 2011 when a local Southport bakery allowed volunteers to collect produce that was unsold everyday, which the church then parceled up and gave out to those in need. Today those in need can pick up many more items including bread, pies, crisps, sandwiches, vegetables, tinned foods, nappies, and toiletries – supplied by a mixture of local businesses and national companies/charities.
This ministry continues to meet people at their point of need. We continue to develop our food programme to be as effective and help those in need in the most efficient way possible.
The food bank is open at 5.30pm-6:30pm six days a week, from Monday to Friday and Saturday. Sign-ups are available every day during FoodBank hours. It would be helpful if you can bring a bag to collect your items.
If you wish to sign up to the food bank please bring identification, such as proof of benefits, and if claiming food for children please bring a child benefit letter in the name of the child and identification for the child.
- Gary Foulds interviewed on BBC Radio Merseyside Daybreak show
- Gary Foulds interviewed on BBC Radio Merseyside by Sean Styles
- Article by Southport Visitor on rising number of food bank recipients (Nov 2012)
Find out more
If you would like to be part of this ministry please contact the Church office or Gary Foulds on 01704 535989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively contact us using the form below: