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A Huge Thank You to Our Celebrity Volunteers

A big thank you to Michael Parr (aka Ross from Emmerdale) and his friend Will Nesbit for coming and helping out at our food bank at the Hope Centre over the Christmas period. They worked really hard and we are very thankful for their time. A thank you also to the Saints for their kind […]

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Christian Life Centre Food Donations Over the Festive Period

The Christian Life Centre on Atherton Street will not be receiving food donations until the week commencing 9th January 2017. However, the distribution centres will still be open on Tuesday 3rd and Friday 6th January as normal, where people can redeem their food vouchers.

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Tesco Neighbourhood Collection

A huge thank you to Tesco Extra and their staff and all our Food Bank volunteers for all their help and hard work over the weekend in making the collection a success. Over three days we have been given 2.3 tonnes of food donations, a fantastic amount, so thank you to all who came and […]

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Christmas Opening Times

Please be aware that our usual opening times change during the festive period. Here are our opening times between Christmas and New Year in full. Date Address Opening Hours Monday 19th December 2016 Holy Trinity Church, Fingerpost, St Helens 12.30-2.30pm Tuesday 20th December 2016 CLC, Atherton Street, St Helens 11am-2.30pm Wednesday 21st December 2016 St […]

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We have had an amazing response to our Harvest Festival appeal and have been overwhelmed with the generosity of schools, churches and individuals. It would help us immensely if those thinking of donating could hold onto food donations for a week or so while we reduce our stock levels, as our storage space is at […]

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St Helens Citizens Advice Now Available at Food Bank Distribution Centres

Are you having problems paying your bills? Have you taken out pay day loans? Are bailiffs contacting you regarding unpaid Council Tax and fines? Have your benefits been sanctioned and are you finding it difficult to manage your finances? Then St Helens Citizens Advice, St Helens Foodbank and The Hope Centre may be able to […]

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Harvest Festival Donations

Thank you to all churches and schools who have donated food for the Harvest Festival this year. However, we would still welcome more donations, which can be brought to the Christian Life Centre Church located on Atherton Street, St Helens (postcode WA10 2DT). We are open to receive any donations you may have Monday to Friday between 9.30am and […]

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Tesco Neighborhood Food Collection

We will be collecting food donations on Thursday 30th June, Friday 1st July and Saturday 2nd July at Tesco Extra Store please come along and support St Helen’s Foodbank.

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

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With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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