‘Central Liverpool Foodbank’ is part of the national network of Foodbanks through the Trussell Trust. The foodbank provides emergency food for individuals and families in short term food crisis. Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.

Vouchers are given to those in a crisis through one of our referral agencies, including GP surgeries, CAB’s, Job Centres, Mental Health Services, Probation etc. These vouchers can then be redeemed at one of our 4 distribution centres across Central Liverpool.

HOW FOODBANK WORKS...

FOOD IS DONATED

Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to a foodbank. Large collections often take place as part of Harvest Festival celebrations and food is also collected at supermarkets.

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. Over 40,000 people give up their time to volunteer at foodbanks.

PROFESSIONALS IDENTIFY PEOPLE IN NEED

Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and police to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

CLIENTS RECEIVE FOOD

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a warm drink or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

 

For more information about this project please visit the full website below or e-mail foodbank@imagineiftrust.org.