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Wirral Food Bank

How a foodbank works

Food is donated

Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by foodbanks is donated.

‘Supermarket Collections’ are one of the main ways that food is donated: These are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.

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.

Frontline care professionals identify people in need

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police 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 cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

The St Annes foodbank started in 2011 and countless people have been helped with emergency food and fuel. This year alone 426 adults and 70 children have been helped with food and 90% given fuel vouchers.Local supermarkets kindly let us collect outside their stores and the food industry also contributes .The local churches contribute food from the collection boxes at the back of church,
Each week we collect on average 10 to 15 kgs of food from St Annes alone.
many thanks from the food bank team .

To view the Wirral food bank website please click on the link