News

Shortages bite once again

Despite the bumper Christmas season donations, we are now beginning to run short of certain items necessary to provide a balanced food parcel for our struggling clients. We could do with the following items: Breakfast cereal Tinned tomatoes Tinned potatoes or instant mash               We are fortunate to have […]

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Foodbank Distribution Centres – changes to opening hours

We are constantly looking at our opening hours and the volunteer effort available to ensure we provide the best possible service within the resources we have available. As a result of our latest study, there are some changes being made around Easter time which will affect some clients. In essence Grace Baptist Church in Princes […]

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It’s the first day of Lent – how will you mark this season?

40 pence for 40 days We are asking people to join us in taking small actions to transform lives by giving up 40 pence for 40 days. With the addition of Gift Aid this comes to £20. Or if you feel like challenging yourself to give something up during this period, why not donate the […]

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Appointment of new CEO – closing date extended

In order to give more time for potential applicants to study the detail of and apply for this new part-time post, the application date has been extended to March 22nd. Full details of the position and an application form can be found here: https://southport.foodbank.org.uk/southport-foodbank-ceo-appointment/  

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Dry February?

After suffering ingress of water for some time in one of our warehouse units and with self-administered remedies proving to be only a very temporary sticking plaster, we finally had a ‘proper job’ done by AKP Roofing Services.   All we need now is to get together the £1900 cost.   Maybe Amber Rudd could […]

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Eat a good meal and help us – in style

Feenix is a Southport-based group of ex-Rotarians, who meet up to arrange social events, parties and holidays. They are supporting Southport Foodbank by hosting a Gala Dinner on Friday 1st of February, at the Ramada hotel. Tickets cost £30 and include a 3 course dinner, raffle and disco. Funds raised will go to help the […]

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What have we been up to?

You can find out by reading our latest Newsletter, which is now on line at Our Latest Newsletter – Winter 2018/19

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A grand ‘do’

Last week we held a Christmas lunch at SNR Baptist Church for 34 family members nominated by our various distribution centres from their clients. The lunch was prepared and served by our own volunteers helped by Asda and Morrison’s Community Champions and some Asda staff who dressed as elves to serve the food. Asda also […]

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Advent Awe

For the first time, this year we decided to have a Reverse Advent Calendar  project. It has been a tremendous success not only in bringing in more donations for our local families who are in very difficult circumstances at this time, but in generating not only interest but enthusiasm amongst our generous donor community. We […]

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All done and dusted

With our big collection at Tesco over, and the volunteers recovering, we ended the three days with a healthy total of 4251 kg. This should enable us to provide approximately 3825 meals for local families in difficulties over the coming few months – with an additional 20% to come from Tesco themselves. We could not […]

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