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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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A record Christmas in every respect

The sad news is that it looks as if December could break previous records in respect of the number of meals we have supplied – and that is NOT good – especially for the families caught up in these crises. The good news is that the month saw tremendous generosity from all our donors. We […]

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Take a read of our latest Newsletter

Our December Newsletter has just been published and can be read here Southport_Foodbank_Newsletter_December_2017

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How do we say ‘thank you’?

Our 3 day collection at Tesco last week was a tremendous success and we had almost 6 tonnes of food donated by customers at Southport Tesco extra.   Not only that, their donations will be increased  20% by Tesco themselves so the effective total was over 7 tonnes of food. Our volunteers returned  from Tesco with […]

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