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Shining like a beacon

Our warehouse look has, over the months and years, changed from battleship grey to a very poor imitation of WWII camouflage, as rust streaks featured increasingly large on it. Now, thanks to the efforts of the Community Payback Team, it is shining silver (we wanted gold, but that will have to wait until next time!) […]

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We are supported by great companies and their customers

More great company support, this time from McColls who generously donated well over £500 from their ‘Making a Difference’ fund. And make a difference it surely will, especially to our hard-pressed Admin staff who now have four filing cabinets and a tidier office. From now on things should be much easier to find. Thank you […]

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Once again, we appeal for your help

We are, along with many Foodbanks, experiencing increasing shortages of stock and so are looking forward greatly to our next special collection day at Tesco, Kew. This will be held on Friday, June 15th and any support you and your friends can give us by donating on that day will be most welcome.    But […]

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Calling all Asda shoppers!

We have had a collecting point in our local Asda store in Southport for some time now and it is well supported by customers, However, a recent national partnership between the Trussell Trust, FareShare and Asda sees the involvement of the company increase by an order of magnitude. Our permanent collection point will remain in […]

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Where the bad meets the good

The sad news is that in 2017/18 Southport Foodbank was called upon to provide almost 50,000 meals as a result of referrals of local people in crisis to it by professional agencies. This is an increase of over 10% compared to the previous year. The good news is that the generosity of local people donating […]

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More local support

We’re proud to have formed new partnerships with Southport Football Club and with McDonald’s Restaurant at Kew Retail Park.  Both are hosting food collection boxes. On matchdays, Southport FC Supporters can leave their donations in the Supporters’ Shop and at other times in the Secretary’s Office. At Kew McDonald’s the box is located in the […]

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Time for tea?

‘Host a tea party and help raise vital funds for Southport Foodbank: April 21st is National Tea Day, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by hosting a tea party to raise funds for Southport Foodbank! It’s easy to get involved, just visit https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-involved/events/tea-for-trussell/ to receive a free Tea For Trussell pack with […]

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MP visits us

It’s always good when a politician takes the time to find out what is really happening in his constituency and on Friday March 9th we were pleased to welcome Southport’s MP, Damien Moore to Lakeside where he saw our operation, met the volunteers and had discussions with some of our trustees, manager John and members […]

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Have you ever wondered how a Food Pantry operates?

All is explained in our latest newsletter here Southport_Foodbank_Newsletter_Feb_2018

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The Parable of the Talents

Lakeside Youth at Elim were recently inspired by the Parable of the Talents and decided to put it into practice. A kind donor gave each of the youth members £10 to be used to multiply the investment – all profits going to the Southport Foodbank. Twelve young people took on the challenge and did various […]

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