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South Liverpool Foodbank

Opening times are listed below.

Our aim is to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in our community who for many reasons suddenly find themselves unable to feed their families. Unexpected situations like unemployment, sudden illness, delayed benefits can often leave people in real crisis.

How does the Foodbank operate?

Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. Most food given out by foodbanks is donated.

‘Supermarket Collections’ are one of the main ways that food is donated:

There are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis. Food is sorted and stored.

Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.

Care professionals such as social workers, Citizens Advice Bureaux staff and housing association tenancy support workers identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher, to be redeemed within 3 days.

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers talk to clients over a hot drink and snack and try to signpost people to agencies able to help with the longer-term problem.

Volunteering

  • Sort donated food ready for distribution 
  • Work in a foodbank centre - meet clients and give out food
  • Help out at a foodbank supermarket collection 
  • Fundraise

Please contact us for further information.

Red foodbank vouchers can be exchanged at :

Bridge Chapel Centre, Heath Road, GARSTON, L19 4XR

Mondays & Fridays 10.30am to 12 noon

Noah's Ark Centre, Ganworth Road, SPEKE, L24 2SA  

Tuesdays & Thursdays  10am-12noon

Usually SHUT in school holidays - please check before travelling

St. Mark's Church, Cranwell Road (off Hartsbourne Avenue), CHILDWALL VALLEY, L25 1N

Saturdays 10am to 12 noon

Netherley Youth & Community Initiative, St. Gregory's Church, 41 Damson Road, NETHERLEY, L27 8XR

Wednesdays 10am - 1pm 

Dovecot Evangelical Church, 424 East Prescot Road, DOVECOT, L14 2EH

Thursdays 1pm - 3pm

Frontline Church, corner of Lawrence and Wellington Roads, Wavertree, L15 3HA

 Mondays Wednesdays Fridays    1pm - 3pm

 

 St. Gabriel’s Church, Yates St, Dingle, L8 6RD       

Tuesdays 1pm - 3pm

Deeper Life Bible Church, Solway St East, off Lodge Lane, TOXTETH, L8 0TY

Thursdays 2pm - 4pm

Saturdays 12noon - 2pm

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nicola Hawkes
Contact Position
Coordinator
Telephone

E-mail
admin@slfoodbank.org
Website
South Liverpool Foodbank

Where to go

Name
South Liverpool Foodbank
Address
Bridge Chapel Centre
Heath Road
Garston
Liverpool
Merseyside
Postcode
L19 4XR

Other Details

Costs

Please contact provider for cost details.

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Likely referrers include Citizens Advice Bureaux and other debt/money advice organisations, Housing Associations, Floating Support services, Childrens' centres, probation services, community-based support teams e.g. mental health teams, addiction support services, numerous charities e.g. British Legion, Stroke Association, church ministry teams, etc.

Other notes

Vegetarian alternatives can be provided, and we will do our best to accommodate other dietary needs. We try to provide basic toiletries such as toothpaste and toilet rolls. Sometimes we hold other items such as pet food, and seasonal treats.