About our foodbank

Our foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area. We have been operating since November 2012 and have helped to feed nearly 20,000 people, inlcuding 7,343 children, in the years since.

Our Locations

We currently have four distribution centres at various locations across the town where people can bring their food vouchers to be redeemed in exchange for food. Our services are accessible on every day of the week apart from Sundays. For a comprehensive list of our opening times click here.

Our Volunteers

We currently benefit from the work of over 60 volunteers, whom give up their time to help us on a weekly basis. If you would like to help us in our work a list of volunteer opportunities and methods by which you can contact us can be found here.

Citizens Advice Debt Advice Services

St Helens foodbank also offers debt advice through St Helens Citizens Advice, which provide “financial triage” services across our food bank distribution network. These services provide professional help to manage tight finances, avoid pay day lenders and structure debt in order to help prevent a person’s financial situation getting worse and to help people break out of crisis much faster. Please see the table below for Citizens Advice availability times at our foodbanks.

Day Foodbank Centre Time
Tuesday Hope Centre, Atherton Street, St Helens, WA10 1EL 11am-1pm
Wednesday St John the Baptist Church, St John Street, Earlestown, WA12 9BS 11.30am-1.30pm
Thursday St Helens Baptist Church, Hall Street, St Helens, WA10 1EL 11am-1pm

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