People can go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Partner agencies – Social Services, GPs, CAB, and other charities – not only distribute vouchers to those in need of emergency food relief to people experiencing crisis in the inner city area, but assist the foodbank to provide a network of additional support in areas such as housing, debt and benefit advice, and assistance in finding and preparing for employment.

Set up by three foundation partners - Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and St Bride's - the food bank partners with the British Red Cross and other agencies to provide emergency support to newly arrived victims of civil unrest in Syria, Iraq, and other countries. Often arriving with nothing but the clothes they are wearing, and deeply traumatised, they are able to offer a warm welcome from their volunteers, and practical help with food and clothing.

Foodbank & advice pantries are open at:
St Vincent’s Church, St James’ Street, Liverpool, L1 5JP – every Tuesday between 12.30pm and 2.30pm

St Margaret’s Church, Princes Road, Liverpool, L8 1TG – every Thursday April to October
between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
Phone: 0151 702 7237
Mobile: 07973 212137

St Bride's Church, Percy Street, Liverpool, L8 7LT – every Thursday October to March
etween 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
Phone: 0151 702 7237
Mobile: 07973 212137

The Anglican Cathedral provides support for the administration of the Food Bank and acts as one of depositories for food, toiletries and clothes which will be distributed from churches around the city centre.

Can you help?

  1. You can make a donation of non-perishable food items, toiletries, and clothes in the collection boxes here at St Bride's or in Liverpool Cathedral, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Quaker Meeting House and Liverpool Parish Church.
  2. Become a Foodbank Volunteer
  3. Make a financial donation.

Visit the website at www.hopefoodbank.org.uk to download a shopping list, sign up to volunteer to make a financial contribution towards this important work.


A mini-documentray about St. Brides Church in Toxteth, Liverpool.