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Christmas Opening Hours

Over the festive period we have to close a few of our operating days across the 4 distribution centres due to bank holidays, we also want to give our wonderful volunteers some well deserved time off. Below are the centres and times that are open over Christmas. Normal opening hours will resume from Wednesday 4th […]

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Everyone Counts

Everyone Counts

North, Central and South Liverpool Foodbanks held a joint collection at Lime Street on Friday as part of the #everyonecounts campaign. Generous rail passengers donated an amazing £881.76 in May! Joint collections will be held in Lime Street throughout the summer.  Follow what’s happening on Twitter with @3veryonecounts. Want to get involved? Email foodbank@imagineiftrust.org for more information.

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Demand for Foodbanks remains high

Food sorting - pasta and tins boxes large

Foodbank Demand Remains High in the UK The last five years have seen a rise in the number of foodbanks opening up in the UK. Central Liverpool Foodbank was one of only 132 foodbanks in the UK when it was launched in 2011. This year, there are 424 operating foodbanks across the country, with the Central […]

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Where do your donations go?

Your kinds donations to Foodbanks provides more than just food on a plate! Research has found that in total, around 10% of people have suffered from some form of food poverty in the last 12 months, with 7% of people skipping meals and 8% relying on friends or family to provide food. The need is […]

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Foodbank figures continue to rise

In the last 6 months we have seen almost the same amount of people coming to Foodbank as we did in the whole of 2012-13. Since April we have given emergency food supplies to 4,161 people, compared to 4,803 people between April 2012 and April 2013 and 2,123 the previous year. This means we are […]

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Liverpool tops Tesco national collection

Shoppers at Allerton Road Tesco proved themselves the most generous in the country in the run up to Christmas. People using the store over the 3 day collection donated an amazing 6,567.91 kgs, enough food to provide over 15,000 meals to local people in crisis. That is the most food collected by any store in the country – and […]

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Latest foodbank figures top 900,000

913,138 people received three days’ emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks in 2013-14 compared to346,992 in 2012-13

913,138 people received three days’ emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks in 2013-14 compared to346,992 in 2012-13 Figures are ‘tip of the iceberg’ of UK food poverty says Trussell Trust Chairman 83% of foodbanks report ‘sanctioning’ is causing rising numbers to turn to them Foodbank figures trigger biggest ever faith leader intervention on UK food poverty in […]

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Our biggest collection EVER!

On Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December we had our biggest ever Foodbank collection at Tesco Allerton and Tesco Park Road. We collected a staggering 7,700kgs of food, all of which was generously donated by members of the public. Tesco have agreed to top up what we collected by 30%. The collection was part of a […]

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Rebecca Ferguson visits Foodbank

Pop singer Rebecca Ferguson visits local foodbank in Liverpool

Pop singer Rebecca Ferguson came to visit Central Liverpool Foodbank as part of a short film focusing on the issue of Food Poverty. She spent time talking to volunteers and clients as well as getting stuck in serving tea and coffee and sorting some of our food supplies. Rebecca said: “It has been such a humbling […]

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Liverpool Community Health Foodbank Donation

Liverpool Community Health launched a city-wide foodbank appeal back in December, and since then, has been encouraging staff and patients to donate non–perishable food items to collection points located across a number of the Trust’s health centres and buildings throughout Merseyside. The Trussell Trust has reported a 100% rise in the number of people accessing […]

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